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Air Canada sorts out local flight pass dilemma

Photo: Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz announces Air Canada’s new flight pass program on Tuesday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca




By Christine Rumleskie

Air Canada has decided to scale back the costs of flight passes for business owners in the North.

Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon at City Hall.

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Late last year, the City found out that the cost for Air Canada flight passes would nearly double in price.

But, after meeting with Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu in March, Lantz says a new program called the Small Business Flight Pass has been implemented.

Lantz says the flight passes will now cost $299 per ticket, for batches up to 30, and $289 for more than 100 tickets.

Travelers need two tickets per roundtrip, and they can only be used in British Columbia and Alberta.

Chair of the North Peace Economic Development Commission, Dan Davies says this is still good news for the region.

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Speaking from a Councilor’s perspective, Davies says the City will save a significant amount of taxpayer money on travel.

Lantz says the new flight pass program should be in effect by the end of April.


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