Air Canada increases service between Comox Valley Airport and YVR

Air Canada increases service between Comox Valley Airport and YVR
Air Canada will be increasing the number of daily flights to the Comox Valley Airport. (Undated file photo, Comox Valley Airport)

Air Canada will be returning to three flights a day between the Comox Valley Airport and Vancouver International Airport.

The change is effective May 2, and will include an early morning flight departing at 6:40 a.m.

“The return of 3 x daily Air Canada service with crew overnighting in Comox provides the essential connections our region has been waiting for since the start of the pandemic,
said Mike Atkins, CEO of the airport in a news release.

“By adding an early morning departure and an inbound evening flight, passengers have options to travel nearly anywhere in the world in a day. Increased choice is always welcome news, and further signals a cautious return to a more normal travel experience.”

Additionally, two other airlines have recently announced new routes to the airport.

Starting on March 29, Flair Airlines expanded its routes to include the Comox Valley Airport, with flights to Edmonton and Calgary three times per week.

The airport also recently announced that Swoop Airlines would be starting a Comox Valley to Edmonton route in June.

The route will fly three times per week, starting on June 9.

“Swoop’s arrival will generate a lot of excitement for travellers looking for affordable options to reconnect with their friends and family,” said Atkins in a news release on Nov. 15. “We are delighted to have Swoop support travel to the Comox Valley, particularly for our tourism partners ready to welcome visitors to the spectacular region we serve.”

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