Pacific Coastal Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flights on New Nanaimo Routes

September 14, 2023

NANAIMO/KELOWNAPacific Coastal Airlines announced a successful launch of its new daily non-stop routes between Vancouver South Terminal (YVR) – Nanaimo Airport (YCD), and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) – Nanaimo Airport (YCD). The inaugural flights took place September 12, 2023, marking a significant milestone for Pacific Coastal Airlines and enhancing travel options for passengers in these communities.

The celebratory events, held at Vancouver South Terminal, Nanaimo Airport, and Kelowna International Airport highlighted the importance of these new routes in connecting communities and facilitating seamless travel experiences.

“This new daily service between Nanaimo and Kelowna is a great regional connection for YLW guests. I am excited to see Pacific Coastal continue to expand connections for BC residents and grow air service opportunities at YLW,” said Sam Samaddar, Kelowna Airport Director.

These events celebrated the partnership between Pacific Coastal Airlines and the respective airports, signifying a commitment to provide enhanced travel options for residents and visitors in these regions.

Johnathan Richardson, VP, Customer & Commercial, expressed his excitement about these new routes, emphasizing that, “Pacific Coastal now offers year-round service to six destinations on Vancouver Island. Our new non-stop flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver South Terminal and Kelowna offer convenient and affordable flight options for our customers and demonstrate our airline’s commitment to enhancing travel throughout British Columbia.”

Dave Devana, President and CEO at Nanaimo Airport Commission, added, “We are very excited that Pacific Coastal Airlines is providing a direct connection to both the Vancouver South Terminal and Kelowna region that will connect our communities. It’s a “perfect pairing” providing an opportunity for our travelers to explore the vineyards and natural beauty of our regions while enhancing the business connections.”

To celebrate the launch of these new flights, Pacific Coastal Airlines is offering a special promotion for the Fall season. Passengers can enjoy a 20% discount on flights to/from Nanaimo (YCD) and anywhere in our network using the promo code FALL2023. More details can be found on the Pacific Coastal Airlines website.

Pacific Coastal Airlines is committed to connecting communities and providing convenient travel options, with a network that spans across British Columbia. They are a privately-owned British Columbia-based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR) and fly to 18 airports in British Columbia.

Business Examiner Staff/Submitted


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