Many of these flights will service connections that were originally suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in communities such as Prince George, Terrace, Fort St. John, and Fort Nelson. CMA is also expanding the available days of the week on its existing schedule, with an emphasis on new Friday and Sunday flight options.
“CMA has been contacted by both individuals and community leaders to provide service to enable their communities to recover and receive air connectivity after scheduled service reduced over 80 per cent due to COVID-19,” said Michael Claeren, Central Mountain Air’s Head of Commercial, in a news release. “I commend these municipalities and airports for their willingness to partner and support their regions to help make this announcement today.”
Although COVID-19 rates are still high, CMA is optimistic that essential travel guidance will be eased as British Columbia, Alberta, and Canada continue on the road to recovery with more vaccines being administered daily. CMA will still offer a flexible booking and cancellation policy for bookings until June 20, for travel through to November 7.
“CMA will apply the same operational discipline for which it has a reputation to all the new routes and capacity,” Bob Cummings, CEO, said. “This will help nurse communities back to full recovery as the pandemic subsides. While many of the affected regional cities have been impacted by this announcement there are more cities and services to come.”
CMA has 29 aircraft and looks forward to more fully utilizing that fleet. See CMA’s full schedule at flycma.com/schedule