The Comox Valley Airport is pleased to announce the addition of a new service from Comox to Bella Bella with Pacific Coastal Airlines beginning July 8, 2014.

“We have a number of passengers that travel to and from Bella Bella for work and this service will really improve their commute,” said Comox Valley Airport CEO, Fred Bigelow.

Passengers will be able to fly direct to Bella Bella from Comox, with a brief stop-over in Campbell River, significantly reducing travel time on a route that used to involve flying through Vancouver and switching planes.

The flight will depart Comox at 11:05 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. On Friday, Pacific Coastal will be adding an additional flight to Vancouver from Comox, also departing at 11:05 a.m.






Monday -Thursday


Comox at 11:05 a.m.

Bella Bella at 12:30 p.m.

Monday -Thursday


Bella Bella at 14:30 p.m.

Comox at 15:55 p.m.



Vancouver at 10:15 a.m.

Comox at 10:50 a.m.



Comox at 11:05

Vancouver at 12:10


“We are so pleased that Pacific Coastal is increasing its capacity at YQQ,” said Bigelow. “They have been a long-term tenant here at the airport and we are pleased to support the growth of an airline with a strong history of connecting remote communities in BC.”

Bella Bella is located about 98 nautical miles north of Port Hardy and 78 nautical miles west of Bella Coola. Its strategic location on the Inside Passage makes it the major transportation hub for the Central Coast of British Columbia. Bella Bella has a regional airport, ferry terminal, regional hospital, regional RCMP detachment and a Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue facility.

-Contributed by Comox Valley Airport