Air Canada solidifies travel schedule for Penticton Airport

Air Canada calls it....a compromise.

Serge Corbeil, Air Canada’s director of government relations...was in Penitcton Thursday to provide details on Air Canada's schedule to and from Vancouver.

Corbeil revealed that their current earliest flight to Vancouver at 9:40 a.m., will be pushed back to 8:15 a.m. 

The last return flight will leave Vancouver at 6:35 p.m. each day.

The new shceudle takes effect June 1.

The original schedule terminated May 1 saw a flight leave Penticton at 6 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. 

Corbeil said the 6:35 p.m. return flight accommodates 96 per cent of connecting traffic coming into Penticton.

He added that they hope the more modern, larger Q400 aircraft and upgrades taking place at the YYF will make flying out of Penticton more reliable.