Central Mountain Air Suspends Service to the West Kootenay Regional Airport

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
June 14th, 2021

Central Mountain Air will suspend service to the West Kootenay Regional Airport next month.

The last flight is scheduled for Monday, July 5.

“We’re obviously disappointed but we recognize air travel and the industry is only beginning to recover,” says Mayor, Kirk Duff. “On behalf of the City and West Kootenay travellers, I would like to thank Central Mountain Air for its dedication to the regional airport during the pandemic.”

Central Mountain Air began servicing the West Kootenay Regional Airport October 1, 2020 offering flights to and from Vancouver’s South Terminal and played a large part in getting travellers where they needed to be during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Canada resumes service to the West Kootenay Regional Airport June 28.

“Unfortunately, after careful assessment, we have determined the market cannot support two airlines,” says Central Mountain Air Chief Executive Officer, Bob Cummings. “We love the West Kootenay market which gave us a warm welcome and are proud of serving the region for over nine months.”

Central Mountain Air will contact impacted passengers with existing flight reservations directly. For more information, please call your Travel Agent or call Central Mountain Air’s Reservations team at 1.888.865.8585 during regular business hours. plans to operate all existing flights through July 5 without further schedule changes.

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.

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