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 be socially responsible during this State of Emergency, we have no other choice than to take this drastic step to protect the health and safety of our employees, the public, and the financial stability of our airline.”

Pacific Coastal will continue to operate WestJet Link under the guidance and direction of WestJet.

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 third-largest airline operating at YVR based on takeoffs and landings, and fourth largest in destination offerings. 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. It connects to an additional fifty destinations along the south coast of British Columbia through its affiliate airline Wilderness Seaplanes, located in Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island. \ 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. Pacific Coastal’s network encompasses major ski destinations, a multitude of fishing lodges, outdoor and wildlife adventure tours, and authentic Indigenous cultural experiences.

Media contact:
Kevin Boothroyd, Director Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
(M) 604.833.6265
(W) 604.214.2388
Email: kevin.boothroyd@pacificcoastal.com