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New commercial air service lands in Penticton next week

Pacific Coastal Airlines begins inaugural service from Vancouver to Penticton on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, using the 19 passenger Beech 1900D, shown above.
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January 08, 2021 - 12:15 PM

A new commercial airline begins scheduled flights out of Penticton Regional Airport next week.

Pacific Coastal Airlines' inaugural flight between Vancouver and Penticton is scheduled to land at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, according to a Pacific Coastal media release.

Pacific Coastal will be making the Vancouver to Penticton run Monday and Wednesday, departing Vancouver at 10:40 a.m. and arriving in Penticton at 11:30 a.m. Penticton to Vancouver flights will be on Monday and Wednesdays, departing Penticton at noon, arriving in Vancouver at 12:50 p.m.

Friday and Sunday, the airline will provide a Vancouver to Penticton flight leaving Vancouver at 2:45 p.m. and arriving in Penticton at 3:35 p.m. The Penticton to Vancouver return flights on Friday and Saturday will leave Penticton at 4:05 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 4:55 p.m.

The airline will use Beech 1900D aircraft, capable of seating 19 passengers. The flights will use the Vancouver airport’s south terminal is known for its ease of use and convenience, with parking located not far away. The airline will provide convenient connecting flights to other British Columbia destinations such as Victoria, Comox, Campbell River and Powell River.

A list of Pacific Coastal destinations can be found here.

The airline has also adopted additional safety measures to ensure the health and well-being of customers during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Customers will be required to travel with a face mask and answer health questions prior to boarding.

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