Island Express Air announced a new daily service to Abbotsford and Victoria from the Comox Valley Airport starting May 16.
The airline will also offer flights to Boundary Bay (Delta) in the Lower Mainland, with service to Powell River available for an add-on fare.
“We are pleased to offer our passengers the option of flying to Victoria or the Lower Mainland from the Comox Valley Airport,” said YQQ CEO Fred Bigelow. “This is a niche market that has been underserved and we are pleased that Island Express Air has seized the opportunity to cater to those passengers who are looking for another way to access these destinations. We’ve also had a fair number of requests for service to Powell River and this new service will provide that option for those on the Sunshine Coast who wish to avoid the ferry crossing.”
“If you are looking to do business in Victoria or in the Lower Mainland, Island Express Air can have you there and back in the same day. Our flight times have been built with the business traveller in mind but are also well suited to the leisure traveller who wants to avoid taking up half of their day driving or waiting for the ferry,” said Gerry Visser, owner of Island Express Air. “We offer a great product for those who value their time.”
Flights from Comox to Abbotsford, Boundary Bay and Victoria start at $209 (including all taxes and fees) per direction when booked online two weeks in advance of the travel date. Prices go up to $232.22 for flights booked up to 24 hours prior to departure time, and return flights are discounted by approximately $10. Island Express Air also offers pick-up or drop-off in Powell River for a $52.50 add-on fare including all taxes.
Most Comox flights will have at least one stop in Nanaimo or Victoria.
The Victoria flight will be 40 minutes long, whereas the Abbotsford flight will take an hour.