Effective September 4, Pacific Coastal Airlines is expanding its fall service schedules from Kelowna. Kelowna (YLW) to Cranbrook (YXC) service has been increased to seven days a week and the Kelowna to Victoria (YYJ) route will now have an early morning departure allowing for a full business day in Victoria, as well as better connections to the wider B.C. market. Additionally, the airline has added a late evening departure from Kelowna to Victoria on Fridays.
“We appreciate Pacific Coastal Airlines’ ongoing commitment to the community, offering more flights to and from Kelowna,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “YLW proudly served nearly 1.89 million passengers in 2017 and the expanded fall service will help us continue to grow in 2018.”
In September, Pacific Coastal Airlines’ presence will have increased significantly since it first started service in Kelowna during 2013. Flights to Cranbrook have increased from six departures a week to daily, and the Pacific Coastal Airlines Victoria service has grown from 13 to 19 weekly departures since the inaugural Victoria flight in 2015.
“Our fall schedule change is completely focused towards the Kelowna traveller,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines’ Jenelle Hynes, Business Development and Customer Service Manager, Okanagan Kootenay Region. “With the early morning flights and up to four flights a day to Victoria on Friday, it really gives our passengers the opportunity to maximize their stay on the Island or connect to the rest of B.C. It's because of the consistent growth in this market that we’re able to add these flights and better serve the Okanagan region.”
For more information or to book flights, visit https://www.pacificcoastal.com/kelowna/.
About Pacific Coastal Airlines:
Pacific Coastal Airlines provides regular schedule, charter, and cargo services to 16 airports with connections to 50+ destinations in British Columbia, more than any other airline. They are the sixth largest airline operating at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) based on total outbound seats, and third largest based on takeoffs and landings.