Calgary daily and direct

Nanaimo Airport set to welcome daily Air Canada service direct to Calgary

  • Apr. 30, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Calgary is closer at hand than ever before.

Tomorrow, Air Canada Express launches additional non-stop daily service between Nanaimo and Calgary with free giveaways and a party.

Jazz Aviation’s inaugural Air Canada Express flight — a a 74-seat Bombardier Q400— will arrive in Cassidy on Friday, May 1 at 1:43 p.m. and depart at 2:15 p.m.

Nanaimo Airport Commission will mark the milestone with an in-terminal celebration which includes a barbecue open to everyone. Free hotdogs, snacks and beverages will be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“The expansion of this additional service to Calgary is a major indicator of how strongly our region is supporting Air Canada’s gateway route from Nanaimo to Vancouver,” said Mike Hooper, President and CEO of the Nanaimo Airport.

With those flights at near capacity, this new route will provide additional Air Canada seats for those travelling to Eastern Canada and the world.

Air Canada will be giving away two tickets to anywhere Air Canada flies in North America to a passenger on board the inaugural flight.