Canada's Yukon-based Air North has commenced operations on a new triangle route connecting Whitehorse, Yukon, with both Victoria and Kelowna, British Columbia. Air North's fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft will be given the task of flying this new twice-weekly service.
On Mondays, flight 575 will depart Whitehorse at 14:30 and arrive at 16:45 in Kelowna. The 737 will then depart Kelowna at 17:30 and arrive in Victoria at 18:25. The departing Victoria leg, operating as flight 576, will lift-off at 19:10 and fly direct to Whitehorse arriving at 21:45.
On Fridays, flight 565 leaves Whitehorse at 14:30 bound for an arrival in Victoria at 16:45. With a 17:30 departure at Victoria, flight 566 will arrive in Kelowna at 18:25. Then the final leg of the trip departs Kelowna at 19:10 bound for a 21:45 arrival in Whitehorse.
Victoria is the fifth capital city in Canada to be served by Air North, the first being the Canadian capital, Ottawa. The remaining four capital cities to be served by Air North are: Edmonton, Alberta; Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; Whitehorse, Yukon; and now Victoria, British Colombia.
“Whether they are attending school, travelling for work or visiting family, this flight is going to make travel to Vancouver Island so much easier for everyone in the Yukon and Canada’s North.” said Joe Sparling, Air North's president.
Airfare between Victoria and Whitehorse will begin at $420 round trip; including taxes and fees. Airfare between Victoria and Kelowna will cost $200 round trip with taxes and fees included. Air North's airfare includes two checked bags amounting to a total of 45kg.
Event photo courtesy of Victoria International Airport. Do note that the title photo was taken by the Author.