Direct flights link Okanagan to Victoria

Starting Oct. 27, Pacific Coastal Airlines will fly between Kelowna International Airport and Victoria

  • Aug. 30, 2015 9:00 a.m.

North Okanagan residents will have another way to get to the provincial capital.

Starting Oct. 27, Pacific Coastal Airlines will fly between Kelowna International Airport and Victoria.

The new one-hour and five-minute flights will operate seven days a week using Saab 340 aircraft and there will be two flights a day Monday through Friday and one flight a day on Saturday and Sunday.

“We believe there is significant market opportunity for this new route and that these new non-stop flights will be well received in both communities and the surrounding areas,” said Spencer Smith, vice-president of commercial services for Pacific Costal.

“We expect to see a healthy mix of both business and leisure travellers on this scheduled service.”