New air service touches down in Okanagan

Monday marked the launch of Pacific Coastal Airlines’ new non-stop service between the Okanagan and Victoria.

Monday marked the launch of Pacific Coastal Airlines’ new non-stop service between the Okanagan and Victoria.

The new flights will operate seven days a week using a Saab 340 aircraft. The new flights will operate twice a day Monday to Friday and once a day Saturday and Sunday.

“We know there is a significant market opportunity for this new route,” says Sam Samaddar, Kelowna International Airport director.

“This route will greatly serve both business and leisure travellers. We want to ensure this new route succeeds, and we can only do that with the support of our tourism, business and political partners.”

With the establishment of this new air service, PASCO has chosen to set up a new permanent base at YLW, which includes the hiring of six new staff.

“This is a significant move for Pacific Coastal Airlines,” said Jenelle Hynes, PASCO’s business development and customer service manager for the Okanagan.

“We’re strongly committed to the Okanagan and we think that the region will really benefit from this new base.”