Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines is thrilled to announce the expansion of its flight services between Vancouver International Airport South Terminal (YVR) and Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons.

Starting from April 28 through June 22, 2024, travellers can enjoy increased connectivity with two daily flights operated by the reliable Saab 340B aircraft, accommodating up to 34 passengers. These additional flights will offer passengers seamless travel options throughout the week, facilitating convenient connections to and from various destinations such as Victoria (YYJ), Williams Lake (YWL), and Tofino (YAZ), among others.

For the Summer season starting from June 23 to September 7, 2024, Pacific Coastal Airlines will further expand its services to three flights on Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays, and select Wednesdays, as well as maintain two flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, all operated by the Saab 340B aircraft. Additionally, a Saturday service will be provided using the Beechcraft 1900, accommodating up to 19 passengers. This increased frequency of flights, offering up to 1,126 return seats each week, underscores Pacific Coastal Airlines’ dedication to providing travellers with convenience and flexibility when planning their journeys.

Date Range Flight Schedule Aircraft Passenger Capacity
April 28 – June 22, 2024 2x Daily Flights Saab 340B Up to 34

June 23 – September 7, 2024

3x Flights (Sunday, Monday, Friday, and select Wednesdays*), 2x Flights (Tuesday, Thursday) Saab 340B Up to 34
1x Flight (Saturday) Beechcraft 1900 Up to 19

*July 3, 17, 31, and August 14, 28 will offer three daily flights.

“Our upcoming Spring and Summer flight service between Vancouver and Penticton demonstrates our commitment to offering the community of Penticton and surrounding areas with outstanding air service solutions,” said Johnathan Richardson Vice President of Customer & Commercial. “Pacific Coastal Airlines flights will support economic growth and facilitate convenient travel options for tourists, business professionals, and community members.”

“As Penticton continues to grow, this expansion of service by Pacific Coastal Airlines is very welcome. We know more people are calling our community home and these improved connections with the Lower Mainland will help to drive our economy forward. Whether you are flying for business or pleasure, Penticton is the place to be,” said Julius Bloomfield, Mayor of Penticton.

“We are absolutely delighted with this expanded service,” stated Thom Tischik, Executive Director at Visit Penticton. “This means more visitors can have convenient access to the city and region and also this is great news for our residents to reach Vancouver and connect to points beyond.”

“It’s clear that Pacific Coastal recognizes Penticton as a sought-after destination that is both iconic and economical for those seeking an Okanagan experience,” says Karen Davy, Convention Bureau and Business Liaison Manager at Meet in Penticton. “That includes business travellers coming to explore our amenities and services, then bringing their meetings and conventions here. We’re incredibly excited about this expansion.”

“Destination Osoyoos is thrilled that Pacific Coastal Airlines has announced an expansion to their services from the Penticton Airport. The confidence and support they have shown in our region are very encouraging as we continue to rebuild our communities and businesses and recover from the many challenges the region has endured over the past few years.  Further investment and visitation will surely be increased to the South Okanagan as a result of the new services announced,” says Kelley Glazer, Executive Director CHA, MA Tourism and Hospitality.

“The communities of the South Okanagan have partnered with Pacific Coastal Airlines to develop fly-drive touring programs that showcase our award-winning wineries and breweries, championship golf and epic hikes. The new schedule is so convenient – larger aircraft and additional flights mean that more people can explore more often!” Says Jackie Frederick from Visit South Okanagan.

“We are extremely excited by the news from Pacific Coastal regarding the flights they will be providing to the interior starting in April. The increased service greatly enhances access to our communities from across the province, and supports residents from the interior to be able to venture to other parts of BC for work and play! This is great news for the South Okanagan!” Says Ian Lobb, Executive Director, Oliver Tourism.

Passengers can make bookings for these flights via the Pacific Coastal Airlines website, through the Call Centre at 1-800-663-2872, or by contacting their preferred travel agent.

To celebrate the expansion of flights to and from Penticton, Pacific Coastal Airlines is pleased to offer a special promotion. Passengers can enjoy a 20% discount on bookings using the promo code: YYF20 Further details regarding the promotion can be found on the Pacific Coastal Airlines website.


About Pacific Coastal Airlines

Pacific Coastal Airlines is a privately-owned British Columbia-based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR) that currently flies to 18 airports in British Columbia. Connecting to additional destinations along the south coast of British Columbia through its affiliate airline Wilderness Seaplanes, located in Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island.

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