Air Canada and Central Mountain Air will also continue their code-share arrangement, enabling those travelling on an Air Canada ticket to fly the Vancouver leg of their trip with Central Mountain Air.
"This new service will provide another choice for island residents to access the mainland, particularly those that want to fly onto additional destinations within the expansive Air Canada route network," said Fred Bigelow, CEO of the Comox Valley Airport.
"Customers can fly either point-to-point between Comox and Vancouver, or conveniently connect in Vancouver to and from our worldwide network at our Vancouver hub to destinations in Asia and the South Pacific, Europe, and our extensive North American route network. All Air Canada flights offer Aeroplan accumulation and redemption benefits," said Kevin C. Howlett, Air Canada's Senior Vice President of Regional Markets.
The Comox/Vancouver route will be operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express brand using a 50-seat, made-in-Canada Bombardier Dash 8-300 aircraft. Flight times are as follows:
|AC 8307||Vancouver 8:55 am||Comox 9:35 am|
|AC 8308||Comox 9:55 am||Vancouver 10:33 am|
|AC 8309||Vancouver 4:25 pm||Comox 5:05 pm|
|AC 8310||Comox 5:25 pm||Vancouver 6:03 pm|
The Comox schedule has been carefully planned to provide comprehensive connection options within the Air Canada route network. Possible same-day connections from Comox with Air Canada include: all points within B.C., Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo-Narita, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Honolulu, Maui, Sydney Australia and London Heathrow.
Visit www.comoxairport.com/aircanada for more details.
Historical Annual Passenger Loads
With additional capacity planned in the first half of the year, YQQ is expecting continued passenger growth into 2015.
"The last seven years at YQQ have seen a number of spikes and dips and we expect now to enter into a period of modest growth thanks to more seats and scheduling improvements from WestJet Encore and new service from Air Canada in 2015," explained Comox Valley Airport CEO Fred Bigelow.
A key focus of the Comox Valley Airport has been to increase the number of destinations available from Comox while travelling on the same ticket. More frequent service into Calgary and Vancouver will allow for better connection options and access to more destinations for YQQ passengers.
"We believe our numbers will continue to grow as more people choose to start their journey from the Comox Valley Airport," concluded Bigelow.
With just one stop-over in Calgary, you could be on your way to California, Mexico and even the Caribbean. And don't forget about WestJet's direct flight from Comox to Puerto Vallarta every Saturday until May.
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Tours are designed for students in kindergarten through grade three. There are also special shorter versions of the tour available for pre-school aged students from three to five years.
"The feedback from students, parents and teachers about the tours has been overwhelmingly positive," said Operations Manager, Alex Robertson who manages the program. "YQQ staff and tenants really enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the educational experience of students in our community through these tours."
For more information or to book a tour click here.
Linda is the past president of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Comox Valley Women's Business Network, which named her Woman of the Year in 2002. An active Rotarian, she has also served as president of the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial.