Travel Advisories

Pacific Coastal Airlines Expands Service with New Route Between Victoria and Kamloops

July 17th, 2023

Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines is excited to announce the launch of a new route between Victoria and Kamloops. This expansion reaffirms the airline’s dedication to fostering community connections and delivering seamless travel experiences for passengers throughout British Columbia.

Starting Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Pacific Coastal Airlines will offer six weekly non-stop flights between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and Kamloops Airport (YKA). The new route will be operated with the comfortable Beechcraft 1900 aircraft, providing passengers with a pleasant and efficient travel experience.

The flight schedule for the Victoria – Kamloops route is as follows:

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and Kamloops Airport (YKA): 

Flight Number Route Departure Arrival Effective Date
8P1145 Victoria (YYJ) – Kamloops (YKA) 15:40 16:40 October 17, 2023
8P1146 Kamloops (YKA) – Victoria (YYJ) 17:05 18:05 October 17, 2023

The Victoria – Kamloops route will operate from Sunday to Friday. The service will be available on a seasonal basis, providing travelers with convenient access between these two vibrant cities between October 17, 2023 and April 26, 2024.

“As the exclusive airline offering non-stop flights between Victoria and Kamloops we aim to improve customers travel experience by avoiding the hassle of layovers or time-consuming connections,” said Johnathan Richardson, VP of Customer & Commercial. “Kamloops will become Pacific Coastal Airlines fourth destination served with non-stop flights from Victoria in addition to our Vancouver, Kelowna and Prince George flights. Although our initial service to Kamloops is planned as a seasonal winter route, we will be monitoring the route’s performance and will extend to year-round service if demand warrants.”

“We welcome the new service between Kamloops and Victoria. The team at Pacific Coastal have developed a great schedule and an opportunity for Vancouver Islanders to explore the Kamloops region and for visitors to Victoria to experience all that it has to offer,” said Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority President and CEO. “We look forward to the success of this exciting new route.”

“We look forward to welcoming Pacific Coastal Airlines back to Kamloops this fall,” said Ed Ratuski, Managing Director, Kamloops Airport. “Non-stop Kamloops to Victoria air service has long been on our radar, and with air service development support from Vantage Airport Group, Kamloops Airport Ltd.’s parent company, this service is being realized. Beyond the obvious efficiency and convenience for business travel to the provincial capital, this service is an excellent option for visiting friends and relatives, that often face unpredictable road conditions ferry service interruptions to Vancouver Island.  This new non-stop service also enhances opportunities for tourism and trade development at both ends of the route.”

Councilor Bill Sarai, President of the Kamloops Airport Authority Society adds, “We are beyond pleased that Pacific Coastal Airlines will begin non-stop service to Victoria this October. This is such an important route to our Province’s capital for both pleasure and business and we look forward to working with Pacific Coastal on identifying more routes to serve our region.”

The inaugural flight for the Victoria – Kamloops route will take place on October 17, 2023, marking the beginning of this exciting service. Passengers can now book their flights on the Pacific Coastal Airlines website, through the Call Centre at 1-800-663-2872, or by contacting their preferred travel agent.

To celebrate the launch of the Victoria – Kamloops route, Pacific Coastal Airlines is offering a special promotion. Passengers can enjoy a 20% discount on bookings using the promo code: VC2KL. More details 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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