Richmond, BC – Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Pacific Coastal Airlines will increase the carbon surcharge, which is included in its fare pricing, by approximately 12.5%. This change reflects the annual increase in the carbon tax on April 1, 2020 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 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.

Media contact:
Kevin Boothroyd, Director Business Development and Corporate Communications
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