On 12 January, Victoria Airport celebrated the inaugural flight of Pacific Coastal Airlines to Prince George, a sector served six times weekly (daily except Saturdays). Cutting the celebratory ribbon are: John Gibson, President and CEO, Prince George Airport Authority; Geoff Dickson, President and CEO, Victoria Airport; Kevin Boothroyd, Director Sales and Marketing, Pacific Coastal Airlines; and John Wilson, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
On 12 January, Prince George Airport welcomed the arrival of Pacific Coastal Airlines’ six weekly flights from Victoria with a special ceremony. Kicking off the celebrations is John Gibson, CEO and President, Prince George Airport Authority.
The same day, celebrations continued at Kelowna Airport which greeted Pacific Coastal Airlines’ inaugural flight from Trail.
- Pacific Coastal Airlines expanded its British Colombia offering with two new routes on 12 January, both of which are operated six times weekly (daily except Saturdays). Firstly the airline commenced flights between Victoria (YYJ) and Prince George (YXS). A 34-seat Saab 340 will provide flights on the 586-kilometre sector to the largest city in northern British Columbia. In addition, Pacific Coastal added services on the 163-kilometre sector from Trail (YZZ) to Kelowna (YLW), utilising its 19-seat Beech 1900s. The airline will face no competition on either of the two additions. Commenting on the route launch to Prince George, Spencer Smith, VP Commercial Services, Pacific Coastal Airlines, said: “We are looking forward to adding Prince George to our growing list of more than 65 destinations in British Columbia. The addition of this new destination is an integral part of our strategic development plan and evidence of our ongoing commitment to serving the transportation needs of British Columbia. It provides us with a northern base in an area that is gearing up for future growth.”