Friday, June 2, 2017

Air Canada adds to Prince Rupert schedule for summer season

There will be one more arrival and departure through the Digby Island airport this summer as Air Canada, the sole airline serving the North Coast will increase their flights to meet the increased demands of the summer travel season.

The City of Prince Rupert shared news of the new flight addition through its social media streams on Tuesday.

Air Canada offers Dash 8 service between Prince Rupert and Vancouver.

You can explore the range of flight options here.

With the additional flight out of YPR, the ground and marine transportation schedule has been expanded with the Digby Island Ferry modified to reflect the new afternoon flight times from Air Canada.

Passengers travelling to and front the airport are picked up and dropped off by Airport Shuttle buses from the City's downtown shuttle terminal beside the Prestige Prince Rupert Hotel.

The additional flight should offer up some relief for the City's financial resources related to airport operations, providing for a bit more revenue through the summer season.

The Prince Rupert airport is facing strong competition from the Terrace-Kitimat airport with a number of North coast residents making the one and a half drive eastbound to take advantage of the larger schedule of flight options that are offered there.

Updates on notes related to YPR can be found from the airport's website here.

More items on air transportation in the northwest can be found on our archive page here.

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