NewLeaf Chief Commercial Officer explains why Fort St. John route axed

FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – In a story posted earlier today, upstart ultra low-cost airline NewLeaf had appeared to have cancelled the route to Fort St. John.

That decision was confirmed today. In an email sent to, NewLeaf Chief Commercial Officer Dean Dacko says the company decided to go with a direct route between Abbotsford and Edmonton instead.

“Our customers have voted overwhelmingly for direct non-stop flight service between Edmonton and Abbotsford. Customers have told us they want a direct flight, so we’re giving them a direct flight on that route. As a result, effective immediately we will be discontinuing our stop over in Fort St. John. We will be contacting each of our Fort St. John customers directly to help them make alternative travel plans.

We are continually listening to our customers, and this schedule change made the most sense. We apologize for any inconvenience to our Fort St. John customers. As for our other markets: bookings are performing way above expectations.”