A new state of the art jet will fly between Vancouver and Fort St. John, carrying more passengers than before, starting this year.
Air Canada’s Bombardier Dash-8 Q 400 jet increases daily seat capacity on that route from 250 to 298. The craft features all-leather seats, more leg room, spacious overhead bins and carries 74 passengers at a time. Q 400s will take to the North Peace Regional Airport runway in May.
“Today we are delighted to introduce the newest, ultra-quiet regional aircraft for customers in Alberta and Saskatchewan,” said Marcel Forget, Air Canada’s vice-president of network planning. “This spring, Air Canada will strategically increase capacity by either scheduling larger aircraft or adding flights to meet strong demand in Western Canada and we will continue to roll out the Q 400 aircraft on additional routes in B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories in the coming months. Air Canada Express flights are scheduled to enable convenient, point-to-point, same-day business travel, as well as convenient and easy connections to Air Canada's extensive domestic, US and international network at Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.”
The announcement is part of Air Canada’s Western introduction of Q 400s also encompassing flights between Vancouver and Prince George, Penticton, Smithers and Terrace. Grande Prairie will also get Q 400s between Calgary and Edmonton.