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News Release - August 16, 2023

Comox Valley Airport welcomes additional non-stop service on WestJet to Puerto Vallarta!

Comox Valley Airport is pleased to announce a robust Fall schedule highlighting twice weekly non-stop service to Puerto Vallarta. Commencing Saturday November 4th, non-stop flights will depart every Saturday and Tuesday, with returning flights on Friday and Mondays - doubling the direct service to sunny Mexico.

"The strong demand for service to Puerto Vallarta last season prompted WestJet to increase the non-stop offerings on this popular route, demonstrating WestJet's on-going commitment to Vancouver Islanders for flying out of YQQ. As the only non-stop sun destination available north of the Malahat, we look forward to seeing travellers from central and northern Vancouver Island to taking advantage of the direct flights." said Airport CEO Mike Atkins. "While there are daily connecting flights to almost anywhere in the World, when you are just looking for a sunny break, it is nice to avoid the busy hubs, particularly over the holidays."

Fall 2023 non-stop service from YQQ via three hubs or direct to Puerto Vallarta:

5x Daily flights to Vancouver
2x Daily to Calgary
1x Daily to Edmonton
2x Weekly Puerto Vallarta
Fall schedules come into effect after Labour Day, with Air Canada and WestJet adapting for seasonal demand to provide connectivity through all three hubs. Travellers are encouraged to book early for the best flight options.

About Comox Valley Airport Commission

The Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) is a federally incorporated, non-profit entity, established through letters patent in 1996. The nine-member Commission is broadly representative of the Comox Valley community and its members are nominated by the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Media Contact:

Erin Neely
Comox Valley Airport
250-890-0829 ext 253