Sunday, April 28, 2013

Northwest air travellers gain access to Calgary

The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society scored a bit of a Northwest coup on Friday, with word that Hawk Air with Central Mountain Air would begin daily service from Terrace to Calgary, by way of Prince George starting on June 3rd.

The Announcement of increased air connections was made at the end of the Minerals North Conference, when Hawkair General Manager Rod Hayward outlined the details on the much desired
addition to the Terrace airport arrivals and departure board.

The Monday to Friday service will be booked through Central Mountain Air and make use of a 37 seat Dash 8 -100 series aircraft.

The flight plan has the scheduled flight Departing Calgary in the morning, making a stop in Prince George before carrying on to Terrace, total flight time between the two cities is to be under three hours.

The return flight to Calgary starts its journey in the afternoon out of Terrace, stopping in Prince George before arriving in Calgary in the early evening.

Central Mountain Air/Hawk Air decided to add the flight to the regional schedule owing to the success of the current Terrace to Prince George offering, which uses a Beechcraft 1900D to connect the two communities Monday through Friday.

The decision to access Calgary also comes as a result of frequent requests, particularly of those in the growing mining sector, to offer up an alternative to the Vancouver hub option that is the current template of air travel in Northwest British Columbia.

The addition of the new scheduling option, in addition to recent increases to the Terrace Airport schedule should help provide for more growth in the number of passengers making that airport their departure point in the region.

Terrace Standard-- Flight service from Terrace to Calgary
CFTK-- Minerals North Final Day (video)
CFTK-- Minerals North Wraps Up with Announcements

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