New airline to begin service to Dawson Creek this fall

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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — A new airline will be setting up at the Dawson Creek Regional Airport later this year, and will begin offering nonstop flights between the Mile Zero City and Calgary.

The City of Dawson Creek and Integra Air announced the airline’s new flight service between YDQ and YYC at a press conference today. The new flights are scheduled to begin on September 18th and will provide non-stop service from Dawson Creek to Calgary and return. Integra plans to fly to and from Dawson Creek five days a week on a 16 seater Jetstream 31 that will be named The Spirit of Dawson Creek.

“Integra Air is very pleased to bring our scheduled service to the residents and businesses of Dawson Creek and surrounding areas, with both our industry leading customer service and excellent safety record,” said Integra Air CEO John Macek. “We look forward to seeing you on one of our flights.”

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Members of the Mile Zero Cruisers also had several of their cars on display at today’s announcement, ahead of this weekend’s car show. Mayor Dale Bumstead also spoke about the importance of growing the Dawson Creek Regional Airport to support business development not only in his community, but in the South Peace as a whole. “Integra’s new flight service is an integral component to accommodating the strong economic activity in the Dawson Creek area,” said Bumstead. “This flight service will provide companies a quick and direct route from Calgary to Dawson Creek. The City is very excited to welcome Integra Air to the community.”

Macek said that Integra Air is currently giving the aircraft an overhaul, and that The Spitir of Dawson Creek will be arriving at YDQ in September ahead of the first scheduled flight.

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