Pacific Coastal Airlines Lands in Prince George Connecting Northern BC and Vancouver Island

Prince George, BC— Pacific Coastal Airlines has landed in Prince George (YXS). This BC based company will operate non-stop service to Victoria (YYJ) starting January 12, 2015 on a 30 seat Saab 340A.

“We look forward to adding Prince George to our growing list of more than sixty-five destinations in British Columbia”, says Pacific Coastal Airlines’ Vice-President of Commercial Services Spencer Smith. “The addition of this new destination is an integral part of our strategic development plan and evidence of our ongoing commitment to serving the transportation needs of our province. It provides us with a northern base in an area that is gearing up for future growth”, he adds.

President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority, John Gibson says “not only are we connecting British Columbia`s Capital City with Northern BC`s Capital, we are adding another airline to the YXS family. We look forward to welcoming Pacific Coastal into Prince George and connecting them with the community.”

The scheduled service will operate six days a week, Sunday to Friday. The flight between Prince George and Victoria is approximately 80 minutes. It will depart Victoria at 5:00pm arriving into Prince George at 6:40pm. The aircraft will depart YXS at 7:05pm, arriving in Victoria at 8:45pm.

“We are very pleased to see this new service and thank Pacific Coastal for starting the new flights. There has been tremendous economic growth in Northern BC and this route is a natural for Victoria,” said Geoff Dickson President and CEO Victoria Airport Authority.

“Whether you fly for business or personal reasons, additional flight options provide more choice and enhance competitiveness. It is great to see a new direct flight for YXS that supports Northern travellers and brings potential economic benefits as well,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Congratulations to the hardworking team at the Prince George Airport Authority for another flight option.”

“Prince George Airport is a critical gateways to neighbouring communities, ensuring the safe movement of people and goods,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “By adding a single flight, whole areas are impacted positively by connecting diverse landscapes in what may otherwise not be possible.”

Seats on this flight will start at $150.00 each way. Reservations can be made by phoning the Pacific Coastal call centre at 1.800.663.2872, visiting a local travel agent or booking online at