WHITEHORSE, YUKON - May 3, 2013 - Air North, Yukon's Airline today announced seasonal summer service to Kelowna, BC. This marks the first scheduled expansion to Air North's route network since the airline began offering Boeing 737 service in 2002 - and an exciting new link between Kelowna and the Yukon.
"There has been demand from our Yukon passengers for a flight to Kelowna, as well as interest in service from the residents of the Okanagan, including former Yukoners who now reside there," said Joe Sparling, Air North's President, Joe Sparling. "We're extremely optimistic about this addition to our network."
"We've made travel between the Okanagan and the Yukon so much simpler," said Allan Moore, Director of Commercial Development for Air North. "It's a great combination of our amazing in-flight service, affordable fares, and the convenience of a single flight. We think our passengers will appreciate not having to change aircraft in another city."
Travellers in the Okanagan unfamiliar with Air North will have an opportunity to discover all that Yukon's airline has to offer, and provides them with another reason to discover the Yukon or reunite with friends and family this summer.
To celebrate the new service, Air North is offering a special introductory fare of $109 plus fees and taxes between Whitehorse and Kelowna, and $59 plus fees and taxes between Vancouver and Kelowna. For more, visit flyairnorth.com/kelowna.
"With this announcement we've not only expanded our route network - providing a better, simpler option to get to the Okanagan," said Sparling. "We've also opened up a new gateway city to the Yukon, which is a huge benefit to all Yukoners."
The special introductory fares will be available until 11:59pm PT on Tuesday, 14 May.
The first flight of the season will take place on Thursday, 6 June. Seasonal service will end on 13 October, 2013.