Air Canada Increases Service to the West Kootenay
Air Canada is increasing service to the West Kootenay Regional Airport with two additional weekly flights to and from Vancouver starting September 8, 2021.
Travellers can now book Air Canada Express flights to and from Vancouver five days a week with new service on Wednesdays and Sundays for afternoon travel on Dash 8-Q400 aircraft which seats 78 passengers.
“Additional flights with Air Canada is exciting news for West Kootenay travellers who are looking for better options tailored to travel needs,” says Mayor, Kirk Duff. “As the regional airport, we are committed to returning service to what it was before the pandemic and this announcement brings us one step closer.”
On June 28, Air Canada returned to the West Kootenay Regional Airport, following a suspension of flight service resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, with Monday, Thursday and Friday flights to and from Vancouver.
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.