Local airport welcomes new airline

Photo: The Swansberg airplane touches down in Fort St. John to drop off some passengers – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

The North Peace Regional Airport welcomed a new airline to its fleet recently.

Swanberg Air Inc. has been operating out of the airport since last week, but the official announcement came Monday morning.

Swanberg Air General Manager George Cann says he’s happy to offer Fort St. John some more options.

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The service offers flights to Fort Nelson, Grande Prairie and Calgary.

Mr.Cann says if all goes well, Swanberg Air may add direct flights to Calgary.

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The Jetstream 31 turbo prop can accommodate up to 16 passengers. There will be two flights every day from Monday through Friday.

To book a flight visit www.swanbergair.com or call 1-877-637-8977.