Regularly scheduled flights will be coming into the Revelstoke airport next winter.
“The air service is going to fly,” Alan Mason, the City of Revelstoke’s director of economic development, told the Review.
The city, Revelstoke Accommodation Association and Revelstoke Mountain Resort have reached an agreement to guarantee the availability of the planes to fly people to Revelstoke from Vancouver.
They are putting up $25,000 each to ensure the planes are available for flights. The city’s portion is coming from the Economic Opportunity Fund.
Mason said they would only have to pay the money if the tickets went unsold. Each ticket sale would go towards recouping the upfront cost. “If everything went well and they sold out every plane, then there would be no cost,” said Mason.
Everything Revelstoke is being contracted to run and market the service, while the planes are being provided by Pacific Coastal.
Mason said they were eyeing a price of about $250 per seat, but that the exact figure was still being debated. “We’re still working on the price structure where it may cost more in peak season and less at the beginning and end of the season,” he said.
Flights would come and go on Thursdays and Sundays, allowing for multiple options for people booking vacations.