**With files provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Richmond, BC (March 11, 2020) -- Pacific Coastal Airlines will end its regularly scheduled service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) South Terminal and Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
The last day of operations for flights between Cranbrook and Vancouver will be Saturday, April 25. Customers affected by this cancellation will be contacted and offered a full refund.
“This was a difficult decision,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines’ Vice President of Commercial Services Johnathan Richardson. “However, given increased competition from Canada’s two major airlines, we can no longer sustain the continuation of our current service between the two communities.”
“It has been our privilege to serve the East Kootenay region with scheduled service between Vancouver and Cranbrook for the past 17 years,” adds Richardson. “While that service will come to an end, we are pleased to continue supporting the people and communities of the East Kootenay region by maintaining our current non-stop scheduled service between Cranbrook and Kelowna International Airport (YLW).”
Pacific Coastal commenced service between Vancouver and Cranbrook on September 8, 2003 and introduced non-stop service between Cranbrook and Kelowna on November 18, 2013.
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About Pacific Coastal Airlines
A privately owned British Columbia based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR); Pacific Coastal is the eighth-largest airline operating at YVR based on outbound seats, and third largest in takeoffs and landings. It flies to 16 airports in British Columbia, including destinations from as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains, as far north as Prince George, and Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii, and as far west as Tofino. With its affiliate airline Wilderness Seaplanes, located in Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island, Pacific Coastal connects to more than 50 additional destinations along the south coast. Pacific Coastal is also the operator of WestJet Link, providing service from its base in Calgary to Cranbrook, Prince George, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, and Medicine Hat, and between Vancouver and Cranbrook. It will offer non-stop daily service between Calgary and Dawson Creek beginning April 26, 2020. Pacific Coastal’s network encompasses major ski destinations, a multitude of fishing lodges, outdoor and wildlife adventure tours, and authentic First Nations cultural experiences.