Air Canada is upgrading its planes at Kamloops Airport as part of its plan to boost capacity on regional routes around Western Canada this summer.
However, while Canada's largest airline announced it is deploying more of its Bombardier Q-400 aircraft in an ongoing effort to transform Air Canada Express, it is decreasing the number of flights it makes between the Tournament Capital and B.C’s largest city.
The Kamloops-to-Vancouver route will run four times a day with 312 seats in the sky — a 25 per cent increase in capacity, according to the airline, but a 20 per cent reduction in the number of daily flights.
Air Canada now flies between Kamloops and Vancouver five times a day.
In a press release, Air Canada’s Mark Galardo described the new planes as ultra-quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient and faster Q-400 aircraft are larger than the regional aircraft they are replacing.
“We are pleased to deploy it to more communities in Western Canada as we further strengthen our regional network to optimize all significant connections between our extensive regional and global markets," Galardo said.