SMITHERS, B.C. — Central Mountain Air is expanding its route network with new nonstop service between Prince George, B.C. (YXS) and Edmonton (YEG).
Flights will operate six days a week using a Dornier 328 aircraft that seats 30 passengers.
“Connecting these points with nonstop service will provide passengers with improved service by eliminating the need to connect in Vancouver, which is a four hour journey,” said Central Mountain Air’s Marketing Manager, Johnathan Richardson.
Flight 9M838 (YXS-YEG) departs 4:10 p.m., arriving at 6:25 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Flight 9M831 (YEG-YXS) departs 8:40 a.m., arriving 9:05 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. And flight 9M835 (YEG-YXS) departs 11:05 a.m. and arrives at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays and Fridays.
Another benefit to the new route are the Calgary connections, says Richardson. Communities in CMA’s extensive network including Terrace, Smithers, Fort Nelson and Dawson Creek, can now access Alberta’s two major cities.
“Introducing this nonstop allows for a quick flight between Prince George and Edmonton or onto Calgary, and opens many connection opportunities within and outside of our route network,” said Central Mountain Air President Douglas McCrea.
“This is an incredible day for the region. Edmonton has been the number one requested route for over a decade,” added Prince George Airport Authority President and CEO John Gibson. “CMA has put their confidence in Prince George by adding this service. The success of this route is dependent upon the support of the community.”
Passengers will also be able to connect to Central Mountain Air’s interline partners. Customers can receive multiple boarding passes for connecting flights at check-in and baggage can be tagged through to the final destination.
Flights between Prince George and Edmonton will start on Sunday, July 9. See flycma.com.