First daily flight for Fort McMurray leaves Kelowna

Image Credit:

KELOWNA - Today the first non-stop flight from Kelowna to Fort McMurray took off at 7:30 a.m.

West Jet first announced the plan for the service in January as part of an overall expansion of flights across Canada and into the United States. Okanagan residents can also connect for destinations across the pond.

Service is expanding this coming summer into European and trans-Atlantic destinations for the first time, with flights leaving Toronto and Dublin beginning June 15.

The return daily flight from Fort McMurray to Kelowna arrives at 11:37 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

KAMLOOPS AIR QUALITY: What living close to big industry means for citizens
KAMLOOPS - The unmistakable smell of the pulp mill processing plant is often right on the nose for Kamloops residents and a recent power outage turned what's normally a faint odour into a jarring and unpleasant surprise for many last Saturday

Top News