Air Canada Temporarily Suspends All West Kootenay Regional Airport Flights

Air Canada has temporarily suspended all flights in and out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least March 31, 2020.

Last week, Air Canada said travelers heading to and from Vancouver will temporarily be routed through Calgary between April 1-30, 2020 and the daily schedule for flights to and from Calgary would remain the same. 

As a result of COVID-19, Air Canada is facing uncertainty and has had to make further adjustments to its schedule which resulted in the cancellations of all flights in and out of Castlegar until at least March 31, 2020.

Air Canada says its network planning group is constantly monitoring the situation and it will continue to monitor this evolving situation closely in consultation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada and Global Affairs and will adjust its schedule as appropriate. For more information visit Air Canada’s website.

“This cancellation of flights will have an impact on the airport and businesses operating out of the terminal building,” says Patrick Gauvreau, Airport Manager. “We’re working with the businesses to determine how this will impact their operations, particularly if this continues in the long-term.”

For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19 visit castlegar.ca/covid19.

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.

For more information, please contact:

Bree Seabrook                                                           

Communications                                                                

250.304.8133                                                 

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