Flair Airlines Says It's Supporting New Mask Requirement For Travellers In Canada

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Flair Airlines says it will support ongoing efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve by complying with the Canadian government's new requirement that all air travellers in Canada have a removable, non-medical mask or face covering to cover their mouth and nose during travel.

The move follows a similar announcement by Air Canada last Friday. 

The requirement comes into effect today, April 20, 2020.

Flair requires all passengers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings upon arrival at airports as physical distancing will not always be possible prior to departure; passengers will be required to confirm that they have a non-medical mask or face covering in their possession prior to boarding.

To support passengers in adjusting to these new requirements, Flair Airlines customer service agents will have complimentary non-medical masks available at check-in counters for passengers unable to provide their own.

“Since the beginning of this pandemic, our team at Flair has been steadfast in our commitment to risk mitigation,” says Jim Scott, Flair CEO. 

“We’ve been carrying out industry-leading aircraft cleaning protocols including disinfecting at each stop using a state-of-the-art sanitizing product that lasts up to ten days on a hard surface. We are committed to keep our customers and crew healthy and will continue to do what it takes to reinforce trust in our airline as we play an important part in the recovery of travel in Canada.”   

Masks must be worn at airport screening checkpoints, during the entire flight when within 2 metres or less from another passenger who is not from the same household, and as directed by an official of Flair, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, a Canada Border Services Agency Officer, or a Canadian Public Health Official.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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