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March 19th, 2020

Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines has decided to suspend all network operations effective Tuesday, March 24 and plans to resume scheduled operations on Sunday, May 3 if conditions allow. “This was a difficult, but necessary decision to take,” says Pacific Coastal Airlines’ President Quentin Smith. “Given the rapidly deteriorating situation and the need to […]

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March 17th, 2020

Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines has decided to suspend the launch of its recently announced new non-stop service between Victoria and Tofino originally set to begin on Saturday, May 9, 2020. “Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding reduction in demand for air travel, we have made the decision to postpone our […]

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March 11th, 2020

Richmond BC – 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 […]

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March 5th, 2020

Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines will add new non-stop Saturday service between Victoria, B.C. and Tofino, B.C. beginning May 9, 2020. This new seasonal service will provide residents of Greater Victoria, Tofino, and Ucluelet with a convenient 40-minute flight between the two communities. “We are thrilled to introduce this new service,” said Johnathan Richardson, Pacific Coastal’s […]

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March 4th, 2020

Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines will begin making temporary reductions to its regularly scheduled service at the Anahim Lake Airport (YAA) beginning Monday, April 6, 2020. These adjustments are due to a reduction in the airport’s available runway length that reduces takeoff weight for the airline’s Beechcraft 1900D, especially during warmer weather. The weight […]

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February 26th, 2020

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 […]

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February 3rd, 2020

Richmond BC – Employees of Pacific Coastal Airlines are mourning the loss of its founder and CEO Daryl Smith, who passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020. A former truck logger, Daryl made a significant contribution to the development of the aviation industry in B.C. and was a recipient of the British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) […]

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January 24th, 2020

Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines is stepping up to help two Vancouver Island communities that are isolated due to the recent closure of Highway 4, also known as the Pacific Rim Highway. The highway, which has been undergoing construction upgrades over the past year, closed to traffic in both directions on Thursday due to […]

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January 2nd, 2020

Passenger Advisory Effective January 9, 2020, the South Terminal Shuttle will be relocated and operate from the shuttle zones at both the Domestic and International Terminals. Please note that the pick-up/ drop-off location at the South Terminal Building will not change. New Pick Up Locations: International Terminal Shuttle Location: The International Shuttle zone is adjacent […]

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October 15th, 2019

Richmond, BC – The Canadian Transportation Agency has announced significant changes to the rules and regulations governing air travel for children. Effective Monday, November 4, 2019 the following rules will apply: Accompanying a Minor Children are defined as being between the ages of two and eleven years of age, inclusive. All Children, two years of […]

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