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Central Mountain Air announces new routes between Alberta and Northern BC
Calgary – Prince George and Edmonton – Fort St. John Flights at convenient times
SMITHERS, British Columbia, March 5, 2020 – Central Mountain Air (CMA) today announced non-stop flights between Alberta to two Northern B.C. destinations – Prince George (YXS) and Fort St. John (YXJ). The new routes start operating May 3rd and are available for booking immediately.
Details on the new routes are:
Flights between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John as well as Dawson Creek and Prince George will be discontinued after March 30th. Service between Calgary and Edmonton after May 1 st will also be discontinued.
“We are excited to increasingly connect the vibrant communities of Prince George and Fort St. John to Alberta and the rest of the world with convenient and cost-effective air service,” said Bob Cummings, CEO of Central Mountain Air. “These new routes are designed to more conveniently connect business and leisure travelers between popular B.C. destinations and major Alberta cities and beyond, saving them time and money.”
The change increases CMA’s number of business-friendly morning flights into Prince George to five, all five of which connect within 70 minutes to four other B.C. locations. “The increased capacity to Prince George is an important step to improving connection from Alberta to Northern British Columbia. We proudly support Central Mountain Air as they continue to grow at YYC and we look forward to furthering our partnership,” said Rob Palmer, Vice President, Strategy & Chief Commercial Officer, Calgary International Airport. Prince George Airport Authority(YXS) President and CEO Gordon Duke, added “We are pleased Central Mountain Air has further expanded their network out of YXS. This additional flight gives passengers choice in terms of schedule heading to YYC and beyond. We value our relationship with CMA and look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow their presence at our airport.”
Edmonton to Fort St. John is an exciting, previously unserved, non-stop route that we expect to be popular among those in the LNG and energy sectors, supporting the economic growth of Fort
St. John,” said Cummings. We congratulate Central Mountain Air on expanding non-stop services to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, strengthening EIA’s role as an air service gateway to the North,” said Tom Ruth, Edmonton International Airport President and CEO. “Direct flights will connect the energy industry of Fort St. John and Peace River Country to the energy manufacturing centre of Edmonton as well as allow quick, efficient connections to multiple international destinations and within Canada.” Shea De La Mare, Managing Director, North Peace Regional Airport, said “We are delighted to welcome Central Mountain Air’s new non-stop service linking Fort St. John and Edmonton. Passengers travelling for work or leisure on both ends of the route will appreciate this new connectivity, which will also contribute to North Peace Regional’s growing passenger numbers.”
Discounted introductory fares for travel before June 20th on these new routes can be found at https://flycma.com/promotions/ . Fares are up to 40% off.
About Central Mountain Air Ltd.
Established in 1987, Central Mountain Air Ltd. (CMA) is a western Canadian privately owned and operated company. CMA provides scheduled flights and cargo services to 14 unique communities and charter flights throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and western Canada. CMA is proud to provide safe, convenient, and friendly travel solutions to the communities we serve. For more information, please visit: www.flycma.com , follow @FlyCMAir on Twitter and Instagram or ‘Like Us’ on Facebook. To make a reservation please visit www.flycma.com or call 1-888-865-8585.