Posted: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Prince George, BC— Air Canada has announced effective May 1st, Air Canada Express flights from Prince George to Vancouver will be all Q400 aircraft. There will be 5 flights in each direction per day, increasing the daily seats in the marketplace by 70 or 23% over last year’s summer schedule.
President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority, John Gibson says “this is great news as there will now be more seats to and from YXS. I’ve flown on a Q400 and it is extremely quiet, spacious and is much faster than a Dash 8 which has been our staple aircraft for the last year.”
“We are delighted to introduce the newest, ultra-quiet regional aircraft to Prince George beginning in May,” said Marcel Forget, Air Canada’s Vice President, Network Planning. “Air Canada is strategically increasing capacity to meet strong demand in Western Canada. Air Canada Express flights between Prince George and Vancouver are scheduled to enable convenient, point-to-point, same-day business travel, as well as convenient and easy connections to Air Canada’s extensive domestic, US and international network at our Vancouver hub.”The made-in-Canada Bombardier Q-400 NextGen aircraft with 74 seats replaces 50-seat Dash 8-300 aircraft previously scheduled, and are operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express brand.