Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines is thrilled to announce an exciting addition to its winter schedule, offering enhanced connectivity for travellers in British Columbia. Starting on Thursday, January 4, 2024, the airline will introduce four additional morning flights per week between Vancouver International Airport South Terminal (YVR) and Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) for the winter season. This expansion is a testament to Pacific Coastal Airlines’ commitment to serving the community and providing convenient travel options.

The schedule for these additional flights between Vancouver – Penticton is as follows:

Flight Number Route Departure Arrival Aircraft Days of Operation
8P1301 Vancouver (YVR) to Penticton (YYF) 07:55 08:51 Beechcraft 1900 Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday
8P1302 Penticton (YYF) to Vancouver (YVR) 09:15 10:17 Beechcraft 1900 Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday

These new flights will complement the already scheduled flights, 8P1305/06, between these two destinations, which operate from Sunday to Friday. See more details below.

Flight Number Route Departure Arrival Aircraft Days of Operation
8P1305 Vancouver (YVR) to Penticton (YYF) 14:35 15:31 Beechcraft 1900 Sunday to Friday
8P1306 Penticton (YYF) to Vancouver (YVR) 15:55 16:57 Beechcraft 1900 Sunday to Friday

The expanded service provides more options for passengers travelling between Vancouver and Penticton, enhancing connectivity and convenience. Connecting flight options at the South Terminal are also available for customers to easily travel between Victoria and Penticton.

This additional winter service to Penticton will be available from January 4, 2024, to April 26, 2024, making it easier for travellers to enjoy both cities’ winter attractions and experiences.

Johnathan Richardson, VP of Customer & Commercial, stated, “Our airline is pleased to further increase our flight capacity and frequency in the Thompson Okanagan region. Today’s announcement of additional flights between Vancouver and Penticton follows our recent growth of introducing new non-stop service between Nanaimo and Kelowna, and Victoria and Kamloops. We are eager to continue our growth by providing vital air service to support local communities, tourism and businesses.”

Julius Bloomfield, Mayor of the City of Penticton said: “This is welcome news and reinforces that Penticton is a growing, vibrant community. The data from our survey indicated the demand for frequent air travel – for business, tourism and social reasons – is on the increase and we’re pleased that our meeting with Pacific Coastal Airlines to discuss additional service has led to these new flights. We know this will help to drive continued growth and thank Pacific Coastal for showing belief in Penticton and the entire South Okanagan.”

“We are absolutely delighted Pacific Coastal Airlines will be offering additional flights and much needed morning service to Vancouver,” stated Thom Tischik, Executive Director, Travel Penticton Tourism Marketing. “These additional flights will be extremely beneficial to our business community, conference delegates and for our city and regional residents to more efficiently access national and international connections out of YVR”.  “We look forward to continuing a long relationship with Pacific Coastal out of Penticton Regional Airport.”

“Air access into the Thompson Okanagan is so important to residents and visitors alike and we are thrilled that Pacific Coastal has been increasing service to all three airports in our region,” noted Ellen Walker-Matthews, President and CEO of the Thompson Okanagan Region. “This announcement of additional service into Penticton and in particular a morning flight is definitely a game changer.”

“On behalf of Oliver Tourism, we are extremely excited by the news from Pacific Coastal regarding the flights they will be providing to the interior starting this January. This opportunity will greatly enhance access to our communities from across the province, and support 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!” said Ian Lobb, Executive Director, Oliver Tourism.

To book these new flights or to find more information about Pacific Coastal Airlines, passengers can visit the airline’s website, contact the Call Centre at 1-800-663-2872, or consult their preferred travel agent.

Pacific Coastal Airlines is also pleased to offer a special promotion to celebrate the launch of these new morning flights. Passengers can enjoy a 15% discount on bookings using the promo code: PCAPenticton. Further details can be found on the Pacific Coastal Airlines website.

Pacific Coastal Airlines continues to foster connections and enhance travel experiences, serving communities across British Columbia. The new morning flights to Penticton offer travellers even more options for their winter journeys.

 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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 Media contact: Quentin Smith, President