Pacific Coastal Airlines will soon resume some flights following a suspension due to COVID-19. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Pacific Coastal Airlines set to resume Vancouver Island service

Sky connector returning for Comox, Port Hardy and other Island communities on a limited basis

While it may be slow to come, there’s some good news taking off for smaller Vancouver Island airports beginning next month.

Pacific Coast Airlines announced May 20 it will be resuming scheduled service June 1 in all of the destinations they serve. the Richmond-based firm serves, Victoria, Tofino, Comox, Campbell River and Port Hardy, among other B.C. communities.

On March 19, the airline announced a temporary suspension from March 25 to May 3, which was later extended to May 31 due to COVID-19.

RELATED: Pacific Coastal Airlines extends flight suspensions

Pacific Coastal notes they will not be returning to “normal operations” as they will be offering a reduced schedule with many enhanced safety practices to ensure the health and well-being of customers, staff and communities.

In a release, the company adds it is their intention to help provide air service for essential service workers, move important goods and cargo, provide access for customers who need to travel for various medical appointment (unrelated to COVID-19) and continue to offer communities access to the essential service of air travel should they require it.

Check the website for more information on schedules and availability.

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