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Air Canada Extends Temporary Suspension of West Kootenay Regional Airport Flights

Air Canada has extended the suspension of all flights in and out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least April 30, 2020.

As a result of COVID-19, Air Canada is facing uncertainty and is making adjustments to its schedule which resulted in the extension.

“The extension of flight suspensions has resulted in the temporary closure of the airport terminal building to the general public,” says Patrick Gauvreau, Airport Manager. “The airport remains open and operating for general aviation, medical air and cargo service, and the Southeast Fire Centre.”

The City anticipates an update from Air Canada in the later part of April to determine if flights will resume May 1, 2020 or if there will be additional delays.

For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19 visit castlegar.ca/covid19.

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.