New Floatplane Air Service Connects Pitt Meadows to Downtown Vancouver

May 24, 2011

May 11, 2011

For immediate release:

NEW FLOATPLANE AIR SERVICE CONNECTS PITT MEADOWS TO DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER AND ALL COASTAL DESTINATIONS

PITT MEADOWS B.C. The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation welcomes Whistler Air to the community. Whistler Air recently announced that the Georgia Strait Connector, a division of their company, will begin direct floatplane flights from Pitt Meadows Regional Airport to Victoria and downtown Vancouver where passengers can connect through to Nanaimo, Comox, Sechelt, the Gulf Islands and Tofino.

"We welcome this new service to the region," said Terry Becker, Board Chair of the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation. "Aviation is a key economic sector for us and this new service really illustrates that the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is ideally situated to reach major markets."

Said Glenn Ralph manager of the airport, "With the new Golden Ears bridge two kilometers from the airport we are minutes from anywhere in the Lower Fraser Valley".

"On behalf of the City of Pitt Meadows, I congratulate the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport and welcome Whistler Air to our community. Pitt Meadows is already one of the fastest growing communities in the Metro Vancouver area and this service makes us even more accessible," said Pitt Meadows Mayor Don MacLean.

Whistler Air has been in business for 26 years offering tours and charters in Whistler and scheduled service between Whistler and downtown Vancouver. The new floatplane service from Pitt Meadows is planned to begin May 20

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"People from Coquitlam, Surrey and the Lower Fraser Valley will no longer have to travel to the downtown floatplane base to access these destinations" says Mike Quinn President of Whistler Air. "People from these regions may also avoid the hour long commute to downtown every day by using our affordable 10 minute express service with three flights in the morning and three return flights in the afternoon".

To find out more about the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation, visit

www.thinkpittmeadows.ca. Whistler Air and the Georgia Strait Connector can be reached toll free by calling 1-888-806-2299 or on the web at www.whistlerair.ca

 

For more information:

Terry Becker, Board Chair

Pitt Meadows Economic Development

tbecker@thinkpittmeadows.ca

604-465-9481

 

Don MacLean, Mayor

City of Pitt Meadows

dmaclean@pittmeadows.bc.ca

604-465-5454

 

Mike Quinn, President

Whistler Air

mike@whistlerair.ca

1-888-806-2299