Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming non-stop service between Vancouver International Airport South Terminal (YVR) and Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

“We had made the previous decision to exit the Vancouver – Cranbrook market in early March before the COVID-19 pandemic as the route was over saturated with capacity,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines President, Quentin Smith. “As a result of the current environment we feel that there once again is a place in the Vancouver – Cranbrook market for Pacific Coastal to resume service.”

“This welcome news from Pacific Coastal Airlines is helping to fuel my optimism,” said Tristen Chernove from Canadian Rockies International Airport. “Pacific Coastal Airlines enduring business and community partnerships with the East Kootenay is a B.C. success story with a terrific history and bright future. I’m confident that this direct service to Vancouver is returning at the right time and will be a great success.”

Pacific Coastal Airlines also provides non-stop service between Cranbrook and Kelowna year round.

Non-stop scheduled flight service will operate six days a week between Vancouver and Cranbrook:

Vancouver to CranbrookSunday to Friday11:10 a.m.1:40 p.m.July 5, 200
Cranbrook to VancouverMonday to Thursday2:10 p.m.2:50 p.m.July 5, 200
Cranbrook to VancouverSunday & Friday5:20 p.m.6:00 p.m.July 5, 200

The airline has also adopted additional safety measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff and customers. The measures include enhanced aircraft sanitation practices, physical distancing at airport facilities, reduced contact points and the requirement for all customers to travel with a face mask and answer health check questions before boarding.

To book a flight visit, contact our Call Centre at 1-800-663-2872, or speak with your travel agent. Tickets are now available for purchase.

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:
Quentin Smith, President

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