The Comox Valley Airport and WestJet have reason to celebrate.

Today marks the re-start of WestJet’s service to Vancouver and Edmonton, along with a new summer schedule that includes non-stop Saturday service to Toronto.

“The Comox Valley Airport has been well served by WestJet in the past, but this new summer schedule brings us to a whole new level. WestJet Link features the comfortable 34 Seat Saab Turboprop to Vancouver’s main terminal, which along with the return of non-stop service to Edmonton, and increased frequency to Calgary connects YQQ to Western Canada’s three domestic hubs,” said airport CEO, Mike Atkins. “The new schedules have been optimized to provide better connectivity, allowing passengers to travel to and from Vancouver Island without overnight delays.”

YQQ has seen an upswing in passengers since the regional travel restrictions lifted on June 16th

“We have the capacity to bring families together again this summer, but need the domestic travel restrictions to be lifted to allow those planes to be filled”, said Atkins. “It is our hope that this recovery will be given the go-ahead on July 1st.”

WestJet Link offers service 2-times daily to Vancouver, WestJet Encore service is 3-times daily to Calgary, and five weekly non-stop flights to Edmonton.

WestJet delivers non-stop to Toronto on Saturdays

The airport says enhanced cleaning, physical distancing and other pandemic protocols will remain in place until further notice. 

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