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New flight service between Kelowna and Trail takes off

YLW’s interprovincial links were strengthened today with the newest flight launched today between Kelowna and Trail with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Besides connecting friends and family this new service will benefit skiers in both regions as well as those who travel to Kelowna for medical services. On hand to officially open the Pacific Coastal check in counter and board the first flight to YZZ were (l-r) Jaron Chasca Vernon Chamber President, Jacqueline Birk Silver Star Ski Resort, Airport Director Sam Samaddar, Valentina Galbraith Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, Chris Cruz Greater Westside Board of Trade Director, Bonny Dancey South Okanagan Chamber General Manager and Jonathan Richardson Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Image Credit: YLW/Jenelle Hynes
January 12, 2015 - 7:30 PM

KELOWNA - The inaugural flight of Pacific Coastal Airline's new non-stop service between Trail and Kelowna touched down at YLW at 2:55 this afternoon, Jan. 12.

This new service targets those traveling to enjoy skiing destinations and other forms of tourism, as well as folks coming to Kelowna for medical treatment and those who just want to visit family and friends.

The 19-seat B1900 aircraft from Pacific Coastal Airlines will offer direct flights between the two cities six days a week, Sunday to Friday. It'll depart from YLW at 1 p.m. and arrived in Trail at 1:40 p.m. It then left YZZ at 2:15 p.m. to arrive at YLW in 2:55 p.m. One-way fares start as low as $125.06, according to a media releases from YLW and Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Today the plane left YZZ airport carrying three deligates; City of Trail mayor Mike Martin, Natasha Stormes of Red Mountain Ski Resort and YZZ airport manager Don Goulard. There are booked passengers aboard as well, including Valentina Galbraith of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, Bonny Dancey of the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce, Chris Cruz of the Greater Westside Board of Trade, Jaron Chasca of the Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Jacqueline Birk of Silver Star Ski Resort. 

For a limited time Pacific Coastal Airlines is offering 20 per cent off flights between Kelowna and Trail to celebrate the new service. To get in on the deal visit and enter the promo code YLWYZZ. The offer ends January 16, 2015, and is valid for travel until August 31, 2015.

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