Leylah Fernandez and Flair Airlines have announced a partnership following the U.S. Open.
Flair is the first Canadian company to develop a multi-year endorsement deal with the 19-year-old from Montreal.
“When choosing brands it is important for me to align those choices with my own core values,” said Fernandez. “Flair serves a larger purpose and has had to fight the other airline giants to bring affordable flights to Canadians, they display resiliency and fortitude in their own matches. I am excited to work with them more and I can’t wait to help them change the travel game.”
Fernandez is currently ranked 28 and competes on the WTA Tour. She is coached by her father, Jorge Fernandez. Originally from Montreal, Fernandez currently lives and trains in Boynton Beach, Florida, with her family. She started playing professional tennis in 2017.
Stephen Jones, president and CEO, Flair Airlines, said: “Flair’s alignment with Leylah is a perfect match as together we disrupt and show how a combination of intelligence, hard work and efficiency is a powerful force.”
Jones continued: “Supporting a wickedly smart and talented Canadian superstar is exhilarating, and Flair is excited to support her professional career to continue its upward trajectory. Leylah has defied the odds, and we are doing the same at Flair.”
Fernandez joins fellow Canadian tennis stars Felix Auger Aliassime and Eugenie Bouchard who are also brand ambassadors for the Canadian airline that is continuing its “rapid growth and disruption of the over-priced Canadian airfares that have plagued consumers for far too long.”
Flair is in the midst of expanding its fleet with the continued delivery of brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and has grown to serve 18 Canadian destinations as well as 6 new destinations in the USA_