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Air Canada Summer 2019 Western Canada service adjustment

News provided by RoutesOnline.com

By Jim Liu | Posted 30 April 2019

Air Canada during summer season is adjusting service in Western Canada, as the airline continues moving most service to Dash8-Q400 aircraft, instead of -300 (or -300/Q400 mix, based on comparison with summer 2018 season). Planned changes, effective 01MAY19, as follows.

Calgary – Kelowna Dash8-Q400 service increases from 3 to 4 daily (All flights operated by Q400)
Calgary – Saskatoon Dash8-Q400 service increases from 3 to 4 daily (All flights operated by Q400)
Calgary – Winnipeg 2 daily A320 and 1 daily CRJ900, replacing 4 daily CRJ900/Dash8-Q400
Vancouver – Comox 4 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 5 daily Dash8-300
Vancouver – Kamloops 4 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 5 daily Dash8-300/Q400
Vancouver – Nanaimo 7 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 8 daily Dash8-300/Q400
Vancouver – Penticton 3 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 4 daily Dash8-300
Vancouver – Prince Rupert 2 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 3 daily (weekdays) Dash8-300. Aircraft change from 01JUN19
Vancouver – Sandspit 2 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of Dash8-300/Q400. Aircraft change to all-Q400 from 01JUN19
Vancouver – Smithers 2 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 3 daily Dash8-300

Kelowna and Saskatoon airports receive federal funding to promote international connections

Provided by Western Economic Diversification Canada/CNW

KELOWNA, BC, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ – Saskatoon and Kelowna airports are important destinations for both tourists and business travelers. Maintaining international flights into both centres, and promoting new flights, is essential for increasing economic development and tourism opportunities.

Today, Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), announced $840,000 in funding for the Saskatoon Airport Authority, in partnership with the Kelowna International Airport, to promote tourism and trade through developing and sustaining trans-border air routes for Saskatoon and Kelowna airports.

Through this investment, the Saskatoon and Kelowna airports will work to develop strategies and marketing campaigns to increase trans-border air passenger traffic in their two regions. The initiatives will target airlines, while also marketing Saskatoon and Kelowna as tourist destinations in major U.S. cities. Tourism employs 15,000 people in the Kelowna area, and another 16,500 in Saskatoon. Additionally, a number of large, international companies based in each of these centres rely on trans-border air travel for their own employees and those seeking to do business with them.

Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan aims to build an economy in which Canadians have access to high-quality jobs and Canadian businesses are well-placed to participate in a rapidly evolving and competitive global marketplace.

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“Our government is laying the foundation for Canadians to become more competitive and succeed in the global economy. Today’s investment in the Saskatoon Airport Authority, partnered with the Kelowna International Airport, builds on our competitive advantages and will result in better access for international travelers to Kelowna and Saskatoon, boosting economic growth and creating good, middle-class jobs for Canadians.”
     –       The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada

“The Okanagan Valley sustains successful diverse communities and outstanding recreational opportunities in Kelownaand the corridor. Kelowna is the largest community and is also often recognized for its innovative entrepreneurs as well as large corporations. The Government of Canada supports the efforts of Kelowna and Saskatoon airports, as they strive to serve the needs of tourism and business sectors effectively.”
     –       Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country

 “We continue to hear from our community about the importance of enhancing our air service connections for economic development, tourism and business. The funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada will support our efforts to sustainably grow connectivity through air service options that are valued by the province of Saskatchewan. We are proud to partner with Kelowna International Airport and would like to thank Western Economic Diversification Canada and the federal Government for supporting Canadian airports in attracting essential air services to our communities.”
     –       Stephen Maybury, President and CEO, Saskatoon Airport Authority

“We’re excited to partner with Western Economic Diversification Canada and Saskatoon Airport to enhance connections for leisure and business travel. Providing access to the United States is a key component of a resilient economy and the investment will give YLW the opportunity to enhance its air service for the benefit of the region and Kelowna residents.”
     –       Mayor Colin Basran, City of Kelowna

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Swoop adds Kelowna – Las Vegas service from June 2019

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By Jim Liu – Posted 26 March 2019 08:00

Swoop last week announced service expansion at Kelowna, with the offering of Kelowna – Las Vegas route. This route will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft, effective 27JUN19.

Operational schedule for this twice weekly flight as follows.

WO826 YLW 14:35 – 17:08 LAS 7S8 47
WO725 LAS 10:55 – 13:40 YLW 738 47

Previously reported, the airline will launch 3 weekly Winnipeg – Kelowna service from 24MAY19. Separately, the airline cancelled its planned offering if 3 weekly Edmonton – Oakland service, previously scheduled from 26MAY19.

Swoop adds new service between Kelowna and Las Vegas

Provided by Swoop/CNW

Twice weekly non-stop flights begin June 27, 2019

CALGARY, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ – Today Swoop announced new service between Kelowna, BC and Las Vegas, NV. The twice weekly service from Kelowna International Airport (YLW) to McCarran International Airport (LAS) begins June 27, 2019 through October 26, 2019.

“Las Vegas and Swoop make the perfect combination for Kelowna travellers,” said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications for Swoop. “Our flights are non-stop and remarkably affordable, encouraging the freedom to fly more often while leaving more money to spend on the experience.”

“We are excited to announce a second destination with Swoop,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director for Kelowna International Airport. “We’ve heard from the community that they want more non-stop destinations from Kelowna. We’re pleased to have Swoop offer non-stop service to Las Vegas, which is the Okanagan’s single largest U.S. market for travel.”

“We are excited to welcome Swoop’s non-stop flights between Kelowna and Las Vegas,” said Chris Jones, Chief Marketing Officer for McCarran International Airport. “With this new route, Swoop is making it easier for more Canadians to visit the Entertainment Capital of the World.”        

Flights are now available for booking through to October 26, 2019

Service Between Service starts Service Offered Frequency 
Kelowna to Las Vegas  June 27, 2019Thursday & Sunday2x weekly

Swoop announced its arrival to Kelowna International Airport in January of this year when it introduced flights between Kelowna and Winnipeg three-times-a-week beginning May 24, 2019, as part of its summer schedule.

Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Winnipeg and Kelowna Airports

Provided by Canada Jetlines/Globe Newswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce it intends to provide ultra-low fare service from both the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG).

CEO Javier Suarez stated “we are thrilled to announce that we intend to operate out of more Canadian airports. Our very low fares should encourage people in Winnipeg and Kelowna to travel more often and see more of their own country. Similarly, driven by these low fares, both markets should experience an increase in the number of tourists in their regions. The addition of these airports will extend our reach, giving Jetlines future access to more large populations and strong markets.”

“We are excited to welcome Jetlines to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “The addition of Jetlines to this market gives travellers another low-cost option to explore all this city and province have to offer.”

Sam Samaddar, Airport Director, Kelowna International Airport commented, “we are excited to see Canada Jetlines come to Kelowna. Adding another ultra-low-cost-carrier to YLW will give residents more flight options, and visitors more opportunities to experience all that the Okanagan has to offer.”

The Company’s ability to service these airports is subject to the completion of the airline licensing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

Air Canada Completes Inauguration of 25 New Non-Stop International, Transborder and Domestic Routes This Summer

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  • Five regional services launch today: Montreal to Windsor and London ON; Edmonton to Kelowna and Victoria; Calgary to Comox

MONTREAL, July 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today inaugurates five new non-stop regional services from Montreal to Windsor, Montreal to London ON, Edmonton to Kelowna, Edmonton and Victoria, Calgary and Comox, completing the successful launch of 25 new year-round and seasonal routes this summer.

“We are very pleased to launch our newest domestic regional services today to offer customers more choice and convenience when travelling. The 25 international, transborder and domestic routes that we have strategically added this summer broaden and deepen our already expansive global network by adding new destinations and city pairings, and are consistent with company growth plans,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer at Air Canada.

The 25 new routes were inaugurated between May 1 and July 2, 2018 and include a combination of Air Canada mainline, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express services:

Departure City Destination Service
Toronto Buenos Aires Mainline
Toronto Shannon* Mainline
Toronto Zagreb* Rouge
Toronto Porto* Rouge
Toronto Bucharest* Rouge
Toronto Omaha Express
Toronto Providence* Express
Toronto Nanaimo* Rouge
Toronto Kamloops* Rouge
Montreal Tokyo Narita Mainline
Montreal Dublin* Mainline
Montreal Bucharest* Rouge
Montreal Lisbon* Rouge
Montreal Baltimore Express
Montreal Pittsburgh Express
Montreal Victoria* Rouge
Montreal Windsor Express
Montreal London, ON Express
Vancouver Zurich* Mainline
Vancouver Paris* Mainline
Vancouver Sacramento Express
Edmonton San Francisco Express
Edmonton Kelowna Express
Edmonton Victoria* Express
Calgary Comox* Express

*Indicates summer seasonal route
Flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada’s global network at major hubs, provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access where available, priority boarding and other benefits.