Central Mountain Air (CMA) today announced non-stop flights between Alberta to two northern B.C. destinations – Prince George (YXS) and Fort St. John (YXJ). The new routes start operating May 3 and are available for booking immediately.
Flights between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John as well as Dawson Creek and Prince George will be discontinued after March 30. Service between Calgary and Edmonton after May 1 will also be discontinued.
“We are excited to increasingly connect the vibrant communities of Prince George and Fort St. John to Alberta and the rest of the world with convenient and cost-effective air service,” said Bob Cummings, CEO of Central Mountain Air, in a news release. “These new routes are designed to more conveniently connect business and leisure travellers between popular B.C. destinations and major Alberta cities and beyond, saving them time and money.”
The change increases CMA’s number of morning flights into Prince George to five, all five of which connect within 70 minutes to four other B.C. locations.
“The increased capacity to Prince George is an important step to improving connection from Alberta to northern British Columbia. We proudly support Central Mountain Air as they continue to grow at YYC and we look forward to furthering our partnership,” said Rob Palmer, Vice President, Strategy and Chief Commercial Officer, Calgary International Airport.
Prince George Airport Authority (YXS) President and CEO Gordon Duke, added: “We are pleased Central Mountain Air has further expanded their network out of YXS. This additional flight gives passengers choice in terms of schedule heading to YYC and beyond. We value our relationship with CMA and look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow their presence at our airport.”
“Edmonton to Fort St. John is an exciting, previously unserved, non-stop route that we expect to be popular among those in the LNG and energy sectors, supporting the economic growth of Fort St. John,” said Cummings.
“Direct flights will connect the energy industry of Fort St. John and Peace River Country to the energy manufacturing centre of Edmonton as well as allow quick, efficient connections to multiple international destinations and within Canada.” Shea De La Mare, Managing Director, North Peace Regional Airport, said “We are delighted to welcome Central Mountain Air’s new non-stop service linking Fort St. John and Edmonton. Passengers travelling for work or leisure on both ends of the route will appreciate this new connectivity, which will also contribute to North Peace Regional’s growing passenger numbers.”