On Monday, June 28 non-stop service will begin or resume to Grande Prairie, High Level, and Fort St John. Frequency of flights will also increase to Prince George with connections to Terrace and Fort Nelson.
“With travel demand beginning to recover and mainline carriers looking at the regional part of their models differently than pre-COVID, our strategy has been to think creatively about how to use our fleet to add capacity back in, generate revenue, and get more people back to work,” said Bob Cummings, CEO. “Aggressively connecting Edmonton with non-stop air links to key northern cities, and via Prince George to more B.C. cities, is a bold move by CMA, as the scheduled air carrier landscape re-forms in different ways.”
The airline is expanding on its existing four times weekly one-stop connections through Prince George with three times weekly non-stop flights that are timed early on Monday and Wednesday, with a late-day Thursday option.
“Having operated locally since 1987, we have seen our share of challenges over the years” said Doug McCrea, company president. “But nothing can prepare you for what COVID-19 has done to isolate our communities. It is critical that we restore these routes and rebuild with urgency, securing important transportation links for industry and families alike.”
Central Mountain Air will be operating more than 120 flights per week with the expanded schedule, about 50 per cent of its pre-COVID-19 total.
“We anticipate adding additional flights as demand continues to grow, we are monitoring closely and will provide expanded services where they are being most utilized,” McCrea said.