Pacific Coastal ending Vancouver – Cranbrook service
Pacific Coastal Airlines announced today (March 11) it will end its regularly scheduled service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) South Terminal and Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) on Sunday, April 26.
The last day of operations for flights between Cranbrook and Vancouver will be Saturday, April 25. Customers affected by this cancellation will be contacted and offered a full refund.
“This was a difficult decision,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines’ Vice President of Commercial Services Johnathan Richardson. “However, given increased competition from Canada’s two major airlines, we can no longer sustain the continuation of our current service between the two communities.
“It has been our privilege to serve the East Kootenay region with scheduled service between Vancouver and Cranbrook for the past 17 years,” added Richardson. “While that service will come to an end, we are pleased to continue supporting the people and communities of the East Kootenay region by maintaining our current non-stop scheduled service between Cranbrook and Kelowna International Airport (YLW).”
Pacific Coastal commenced service between Vancouver and Cranbrook on September 8, 2003 and introduced non-stop service between Cranbrook and Kelowna on November 18, 2013.
Lead image: A Pacific Coastal airline on the tarmac at YXC. e-KNOW file photo