Some Flair Airlines customers say they owe more after planes are seized and flights canceled

Flair Airlines said it had compensated nearly all of the 1,900 passengers whose flights were canceled after four of its planes were seized earlier this month, but some customers said they owed more. Marshals seized the Boeing 737 jet at airports in Toronto, Edmonton and Waterloo, Ont., on March 11 after the discount carrier defaulted … Read more

Flair Airlines plane seized for non-payment, available for lease

A Flair Airlines 737 MAX 8 jetliner takes off from Vancouver International Airport in October 2022.Bain Stanley/The Canadian Press Four Flair Airlines jets seized for non-payment of rent are on the market for lease. The owners of the planes, Dublin-based Airborne Capital, posted the Boeing 737s — three nearly new Max 8s and a 13-year-old … Read more

This year’s Oscars speeches offer plenty of inspiration for those struggling with their careers

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Chanat received the Best Director Oscar for “Simultaneously Everywhere” at the 95th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles on March 12.Carlos Barria/Reuters I love movies and always watch the big award shows, which culminate in March with the Academy Awards. I found many of this year’s winners particularly inspiring. Their … Read more

The Fallout of Silicon Valley Banks, a Real Estate Market Correction, and Tax Filing Tips: Must-Read Business and Investing Stories

The closure of Silicon Valley Bank sent shockwaves through global markets and triggered a reassessment of future interest rate paths by central banks, including the Bank of Canada.View RUVIC/Reuters Caught up for a week away? Here’s your weekly digest of the world’s most important business and investing stories, featuring insights and analysis from the pros, … Read more

Ontario to double economic immigration under federal deal

Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton speaks during a news conference at the legislature in Queen’s Park, Toronto, June 22, 2020.Richard Lautens/The Canadian Press Ontario will double the number of economic immigrants it welcomes to the province under an agreement with the federal government to boost the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. … Read more

Flair CEO warns staff of change in plans after plane is seized

A Flair Airlines 737 MAX 8 jetliner takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, on October 28, 2022.Bain Stanley/The Canadian Press Chief executive Stephen Jones said Flair Airlines would make unspecified changes to its summer schedule after four of its planes were impounded last week for non-payment of rent. Mr. Jones told … Read more

Flair sues lessors to seize planes after airlines default on rent

This undated handout photo from Fort Lauderdale Airport shows a Flair Airlines plane.arrive Troubled Flair Airlines is suing a lessor and others four planes seized After Edmonton-based discount airline collapses rent arrears. In a statement of claim dated March 14, Flair said Airborne Capital and four other companies conspired to repossess four Boeing 737 Max … Read more

Evening update: Liberals block opposition effort to summon PM’s chief of staff to testify on Beijing election meddling

Good evening, Let’s start with today’s headlines: Liberals continue to block Telford from testifying on Chinese interference Opposition lawmaker accuses Justin Trudeau of covering up facts as Liberal MP today continue to obstruct Prevent Chief of Staff Katie Telford from testifying before a House of Commons committee examining Chinese interference in Canadian democratic activity. MPs … Read more

Flair Airlines was months behind on payments before plane was seized, lessor says

The leasing company that seized four Flair Boeing 737s over the weekend said it would only do so after the Edmonton-based budget airline “regularly” defaulted on millions of dollars in payments over a five-month period. Lessors, Dublin’s airborne capital, team up with bailiffs take back Four in Flair 19 jets late friday Airports in Edmonton, … Read more

Flair Airlines CEO tries to reassure staff and customers after non-payment leads to plane seizure

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-800 jet takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia. The airline’s chief executive wants to reassure customers that the airline is still alive after four of its 737s were seized .Bain Stanley/The Canadian Press The chief executive of Flair Airlines is trying to reassure customers and employees that … Read more