Saturday, March 28, 2020

Air Canada suspends service to PrinceRupert, leaving only commercial aviation link to the Northwest now through Terrace

Passenger service to the Prince Rupert Airport has now been suspended

Air Canada has suspended flight operations in much of the Northwest one week earlier than planned, having suspended service to Prince Rupert, Smithers and Haida Gwaii on Thursday, leaving the only air access point to the region now that of the Terrace Airport.

The pause in service for Prince Rupert and Smithers  made for three of a string of suspensions announced for March 26th, the Haida Gwaii service had been suspended three days prior to that.

The final flight out of the Prince Rupert Airport departed at 5:56 PM on Wednesday evening, arriving in Vancouver at 7:27 PM.

The Flight Aware website tracked Jazz flight 8281
which on Wednesday night  made its
final trip to Vancouver until May at least

Air Canada announced it's original timeline for Prince Rupert back on March 18th, the anticipated date to restart flights to the Digby Island Airport is set for the start of May.

More notes on Air Transportation in the Northwest can be found from our archive page here.

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