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B.C. airline adds more summer flights between Penticton, Vancouver

Increased service will be offered through September, with additional flights starting June
Pacific Coastal Airlines has added more flights between Vancouver and Penticton. (Photo- @jasonchampton)

Less than a month after Penticton Regional Airport announced new flights to and from Vancouver and Calgary, Pacific Coastal Airlines has announced even more starting in June.

The B.C.-based company announced that from April 28 to June 22, two more daily flights will be offered from the Penticton Regional Airport to Vancouver.

From June 7 to Sept. 23, the airline will add another daily flight on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays, and select Wednesdays.

Two more trips will offered on Tuesday and Thursday and one more flight will be added on Saturday during the summer months.

The airline will be switching to a larger 34-seat plane for its regular daily flights, with the additional Saturday flight using their 19-seat plane.

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“As Penticton continues to grow, this expansion of service by Pacific Coastal Airlines is very welcome,” said Penticton Mayor Julius Bloomfield.

“We know more people are calling our community home and these improved connections with the Lower Mainland will help to drive our economy forward. Whether you are flying for business or pleasure, Penticton is the place to be.”

The announcement comes after Air Canada, citing a pilot shortage, grounded all service at the Penticton Regional Airport in January 2024.

WestJet and Pacific Coastal are the lone airlines to currently fly out of the South Okanagan airport, with Calgary and Vancouver serving as the only direct destinations.

The latter operates out of Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal and currently flies to 18 different B.C. destinations.

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