Dawson Creek adds Prince George flight

Flight to Prince George will happen every Monday, with a return flight every Thursday.

Central Mountain Air now offers two flights between Dawson Creek and Prince George.

The flights will be on a trial basis throughout the month of July. Company spokesperson Kevin Alles said CMA made the decision to add the flights in June.

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"We thought it might be a good opportunity to (test the market) and just see what happens," he said.

A flight to Prince George from Dawson Creek will take off every Monday in July, and a return flight to Dawson Creek from Prince George will arrive on Thursday.

"This also allows passengers from Dawson Creek to fly down to Kelowna or Kamloops via Prince George on Mondays," Alles said. 

Dawson Creek and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Kathleen Connolly applauded the announcement.

"It can be really difficult to get into the interior of the province," she said. "Generally you have to fly from here to Vancouver and then catch a flight back up. It's costly and it's time consuming."

Connolly said it could help connect people in the Peace with their families living in the Okanagan and else where throughout the province. Connolly added that the news of the flights was "awesome" for residents seeking medical appointments with specialists in the interior.

"When (companies) do these things, we as a community really have to support that. We have to use those services," she said.

The flight out of Dawson Creek is in addition to CMA's already existing service, which offers a YDQ to Vancouver flight six days a week. 

The Dawson Creek Airport is serviced by both Central Mountain Air and Hawkair, who are owned by the same company. 

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