Central Mountain Air Suspends Service on Key Regional Routes in B.C.
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Central Mountain Air (CMA) is suspending service from 03FEB to at least 05APR on three routes in British Columbia. They include:

 

Between

Dates

Fort Nelson / Prince George

Suspended 03FEB to 03MAY

Kamloops / Prince George

Suspended 03FEB to 05APR

Edmonton / High Level

Suspended 03FEB to 03MAY

 

No other airline operates these affected routes.

 

These suspensions follow CMA’s announcement earlier this month that it is suspending service from Prince George to Fort St. John. Flights between Vancouver and Kamloops are scheduled to start twice weekly on 05APR.

 

“Devastating declines in travel and extended provincial health advisories against non-essential travel have necessitated a significant scaling back of our scheduled operations for the foreseeable future,” said Bob Cummings, Central Mountain Air’s CEO.

 

CMA says it has been urging the federal government to provide financial support to airports and airlines since the start of the pandemic but as the support has failed to materialize, it can no longer service the routes.

 

“The federal government has been promising for almost a year that help is on the way to support these essential air services, but no such support has been received or clearly outlined. Our customers and the communities we serve are bearing the brunt of this inaction,” Cummings said.

 

“In addition to supporting the local economies with the transport of essential workers, our airline and its dedicated staff fly customers to medical treatments and transport medical supplies, mail, and other vital cargo.”

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ’s newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she’s new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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