More flights now available into Kamloops

Air Canada announced a seventh daily flight to Kamloops for winter 2011-2012.

The new flight allows for greater connectivity to Kamloops for Sun Peaks’ visitors.

“When guests are making a decision, certainly the price of air, but also the frequency and convenience of their air connections is a consideration,” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks.

“The increase in frequency definitely puts Sun Peaks in a much more competitive position.”

“One of the major challenges for the resort is accessibility,” says Ian Thorley, director of sales and marketing at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort. “The more flights, the easier it is to get to Sun Peaks.”

The additional flight is also good news for the group that lobby for new routes, carriers and larger aircraft to service Kamloops.

“Tourism Sun Peaks, Tourism Kamloops, Venture Kamloops and YVR all work together, lobbying to improve air service; that includes more frequency as we’re seeing in this case,” says Nicolson.

Air Canada’s new winter flight schedule runs Dec. 2011 through March 2012.

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