Richmond, BC – Effective Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Pacific Coastal Airlines will increase the carbon surcharge, which is included in its fare pricing, by approximately 7.7%. This change reflects the annual increase in the carbon tax on April 1, 2019 implemented by the provincial government.

The carbon tax is clearly displayed as a separate line item under “Air Transportation Charges” on Pacific Coastal Airlines’ website during the booking process, and is also identified as a line item on the itinerary received by its customers upon completion of booking.

For more information about the provincial carbon tax visit the Government of British Columbia website

About Pacific Coastal Airlines
A privately owned, British Columbia based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR), Pacific Coastal is now the sixth-largest airline operating at YVR, based on outbound seats, and third largest in takeoffs and landings. It flies to 16 airports and with its affiliate airline Wilderness Seaplanes located in Port Hardy on north Vancouver Island, connects to more than 50 additional destinations in the province from as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains, as far north as Prince George, or Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii and now as far west as Tofino. Its network encompasses major ski destinations, a multitude of fishing lodges, outdoor and wildlife adventure tours, and authentic First Nations experiences. Pacific Coastal also operates WestJet Link, which provides service from Calgary to Cranbrook, Prince George, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, and Medicine Hat.

Pacific Coastal Airlines Contact:
Kevin Boothroyd, Director Business Development and Corporate Communications
(M) 604.833.6265 (O) 604.227.5269