Pacific Coastal adds new non-stop flights to PG

Service will impact Sidney’s tourism industry, says Mayor Steve Price

NORTH SAANICH — Pacific Coastal Airlines has begun a new, non-stop service between Victoria International Airport and Prince George with an inaugural flight on Jan. 12.

Officially announced last fall, the new service operates six days a week. Flights link Vancouver Island and the central interior of the province.

“This creates a quicker and more efficient transportation alternative to the current options that make a stop in Vancouver before heading out on their way to Prince George,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines Director of Sales and Marketing Kevin Boothroyd in a media release.

Sidney Mayor Steve Price said the service “opens up a whole new passage in the province for people doing business in the resource sector.” He also stated it should have a positive impact on Sidney’s tourism industry.