Central Mountain ceasing Comox-Vancouver flights

Central Mountain Air Beechcraft 1900. Photo: GTD Aquitaine.

Central Mountain Air Beechcraft 1900. Photo: GTD Aquitaine.

Effective February 22, 2017, Central Mountain Air will discontinue daily between Vancouver and Comox.

Cemtral Mountain Air currently serves the Comox Valley Airport with up to seven daily return flights Monday to Friday from Vancouver to Comox and up to three daily flights on weekends, using Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.

The decision to ground the flights is a result of low passenger loads and increased airport costs, according to a statement from Douglas McCrea, president of Central Mountain Air.

Passengers holding existing travel tickets are being contacted and re-accommodated by the airline.

In September 2016, the airline discontinued its non-stop service between Terrace and Vancouver because of low passenger loads.

Central Mountain Air’s Vancouver-Campbell River route will now be the airline’s sole route connecting Vancouver and Vancouver Island.