Air Canada is offering three daily flights in and out of Red Deer starting Tuesday.   The carrier hopes to attract business people and oil workers who are flying across Canada and internationally.  

Air Canada will use an 18-seat Beechcraft plane to fly between Calgary and Red Deer.

"Red Deer is the third largest centre in Alberta and it’s the home to the oil and gas servicing industry and it gives people an option, you know, instead of driving to fly," said airline spokeswoman Angela Mah.

Red Deer resident Kristen McDonald is happy to have the new option.

"Four years ago I flew international, it was quite the chaos just through hitting rush hour through traffic and then I ended up being late for flights and running to get through customs," she said.

Fares start at $107 for a trip between Calgary and Red Deer.

The flight will last around 25 minutes.