Pacific Coastal Airlines will be launching service on a new route between Penticton and Vancouver starting Jan. 11, 2021, using this 19-passenger B1900 aircraft. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be launching service on a new route between Penticton and Vancouver starting Jan. 11, 2021, using this 19-passenger B1900 aircraft. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal Airlines prepares for inaugural flight between Penticton and Vancouver

The airline stepped in after Air Canada suspended service to the city

Penticton’s newest airline is getting ready for its first flight to the city.

Pacific Coastal Airlines’ inaugural flight between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Penticton Airport (YYF) is scheduled to land Monday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m.

This will be the first flight operated following the recent announcement of new flight service between Vancouver and Penticton.

Following news that the Air Canada would be suspending service to Penticton indefinitely effective Jan. 11, Pacific Coastal announced they would be stepping in to fill the void.

Pacific Coastal Airlines is a privately owned British Columbia based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR) that currently flies to 17 airports in British Columbia.

Connecting to additional destinations along the south coast of British Columbia through its affiliate airline Wilderness Seaplanes, located in Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island.

Pacific Coastal is also the operator of WestJet Link, providing service from its base in Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, and Medicine Hat.

Introductory fares for the Penticton/Vancouver route are now on sale for $150 for one-way ticket and can be booked at pacificcoastal.com.

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The full schedule of Pacific Coastal Airline flights between Penticton and Vancouver beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 20201. (Pacific Coastal Airlines)

READ MORE: Pacific Coastal Airlines launching new route between Penticton and Vancouver

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