The Comox Valley Airport has announced that Air Canada will be returning to YQQ with a new twice-daily, non-stop service from Comox to Vancouver beginning May 1, 2015.

“This new service will provide another choice for island residents to access the mainland, particularly those that want to fly onto additional destinations within the expansive Air Canada route network,” said Fred Bigelow, CEO of the Comox Valley Airport, who says clearly Air Canada has done their homework in revealing strong demand for the service.

“We are delighted to launch our newest regional service at the Comox Valley Airport next spring and we look forward to welcoming customers from the Comox, Courtenay and Campbell River areas onboard Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz Aviation,” said Kevin C. Howlett, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President of Regional Markets. “Customers can fly either point-to-point between Comox and Vancouver, or conveniently connect in Vancouver to and from our worldwide network at our Vancouver hub to destinations in Asia and the South Pacific, Europe, and our extensive North American route network. All Air Canada flights offer Aeroplan accumulation and redemption benefits.”

The Comox/Vancouver route will be operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express brand using a 50-seat, made-in-Canada Bombardier Dash 8-300 aircraft. Flights are available for sale starting today and flight times are as follows:

Flight
Departing
Arriving
AC 8307
Vancouver 8:55 a.m.
Comox 9:35 a.m.
AC 8308
Comox 9:55 a.m.
Vancouver 10:33 a.m.
AC 8309
Vancouver 4:25 p.m.
Comox 5:05 p.m.
AC 8310
Comox 5:25 p.m.
Vancouver 6:03 p.m.

The Comox schedule has been carefully planned to provide comprehensive connection options within the Air Canada route network. Possible same-day connections from Comox with Air Canada include: all points within B.C., Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo-Narita, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Honolulu, Maui, Sydney Australia and London Heathrow.

Air Canada flight bookings to/from Comox can be made at www.aircanada.com or with a Travel Agent. Flight and hotel packages are available at www.vacations.aircanada.com.