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Posted: March 16, 2021

Pacific Coastal YXC to YLW service may return by fall

Kelowna International Airport

Air service to Vancouver to continue

Access to Kelowna for medical care and other necessities created by government cutbacks and downloading is going to be more difficult for East Kootenay residents the next half a year.

Pacific Coastal Airlines is temporarily suspending service between Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in Cranbrook, the company announced last week.

The last scheduled flight to operate this route will be on Thursday, April 29.

“Since we resumed our scheduled flight service last June we have not seen sizeable customer demand return for this route,” stated Johnathan Richardson, Vice President of Commercial Services with Pacific Coastal. “We will continue to assess future demand and anticipate to resume our non-stop flight service between Kelowna and Cranbrook this coming fall.”

Pacific Coastal Airlines will continue to operate six weekly flights between Cranbrook and Vancouver.

Customers affected by the temporary route suspension between Kelowna and Cranbrook will be contacted directly and offered the option for a refund back to the original form of payment, the company said in a media release.

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