A low-fare airline that got its start in Kelowna has now gone international.
Flair Airlines launched its first U.S.-bound flight today, from Edmonton to Las Vegas.
The flight, according to company officials, was sold out.
“Today is a momentous day in our history as it the first of our multiple new trans-border services,” said executive chairman David Tait.
The flight was welcomed in Vegas by a salute of water cannons, Elvis, and showgirls.
The airline says about 30 delegates from Nevada will be on board the return flight. Those delegates are scheduled to attend an Alberta-Nevada B2B matchmaking event.
In December, Flair will also begin flying to Palm Springs, Miami, Orlando and Phoenix/Mesa