Pacific Coastal resuming Vancouver-Cranbrook Service
Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming non-stop service between Vancouver International Airport South Terminal (YVR) and Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) on Sunday, July 5.
“We had made the previous decision to exit the Vancouver – Cranbrook market in early March before the COVID-19 pandemic as the route was over saturated with capacity,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines President, Quentin Smith. “As a result of the current environment we feel that there once again is a place in the Vancouver – Cranbrook market for Pacific Coastal to resume service.”
“This welcome news from Pacific Coastal Airlines is helping to fuel my optimism,” said Tristen Chernove from Canadian Rockies International Airport. “Pacific Coastal Airlines enduring business and community partnerships with the East Kootenay is a B.C. success story with a terrific history and bright future. I’m confident that this direct service to Vancouver is returning at the right time and will be a great success.”
Pacific Coastal Airlines also provides non-stop service between Cranbrook and Kelowna year round.
The airline has also adopted additional safety measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff and customers. The measures include enhanced aircraft sanitation practices, physical distancing at airport facilities, reduced contact points and the requirement for all customers to travel with a face mask and answer health check questions before boarding.
Lead image: Beechcraft 1900C in Cranbrook. Pacific Coastal Airlines photo