Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming non-stop service between Vancouver International Airport South Terminal (YVR) and Bella Bella Airport (ZEL) on Tuesday, August 10.

“Over the past 16 months we have been working closely with the Heiltsuk Nation operating charter flights to support their essential service travel requirements,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines President, Quentin Smith. “I am excited that we have received approval from the Heiltsuk Nation to resume our scheduled flight service and we are looking forward to supporting the community of Bella Bella again.”

“The pandemic has seen many travel restrictions in place for our health and safety, we are pleased to see commercial flight services back to our community, now that it is safe,” says Chief Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk Nation.

Non-stop flight service will operate on a Beechcraft 1900D between Vancouver and Bella Bella six days a week. The 1900D offers comfortable seating, 6-foot cabin height, and generous cargo capacity.

The initial flight schedule will be as follows:

August 10, 2021 to September 25, 2021

Route Frequency Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft
Vancouver to Bella Bella Sunday* to Friday #873 10:30 11:50 B1900
Bella Bella to Vancouver Sunday* to Friday #874 12:20 13:40 B1900

*Flights will not operate on Sunday, August 15, and Sunday, August 22, 2021. The first Sunday flight will be Sunday, August 29, 2021.

 September 26, 2021 to June 25, 2022

Route Frequency Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft
Vancouver to Bella Bella Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday #873 10:30 11:50 B1900
Vancouver to Bella Bella Monday, Wednesday, Friday #877 14:25 15:45 Saab 340
Bella Bella to Vancouver Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday #874 12:20 13:40 B1900
Bella Bella to Vancouver Monday, Wednesday, Friday #878 16:25 17:45 Saab 340

Tickets are now available for purchase. To book a flight visit, contact our Call Centre at 1-800-663-2872, or speak with your travel agent. Pacific Coastal Airlines is currently offering 10% off flights between Vancouver and Bella Bella with promo code GOBELLABELLA. Visit our website for more information.

Pacific Coastal Airlines also offers air cargo service to 17 destinations throughout their network to transport time-sensitive cargo. With various levels of shipping priority, they offer shipping solutions tailored to customer requirements at competitive rates.

Pacific Coastal Airlines has adopted additional safety measures to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers. The measures include enhanced aircraft sanitation practices, reduced contact points, and as per Transport Canada, the requirement for all customers to travel with a mask and answer health check questions before boarding. Learn more about the additional safety measures online.

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 17 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. Pacific Coastal is also the operator of WestJet Link, connecting smaller communities in Alberta and British Columbia.

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