Mayor Lantz awaits contact from Air Canada

Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz says he’s yet to hear back from Air Canada, regarding a flight pass policy pricing change.

Lantz registered a customer service complaint with Air Canada on December 28th, 2009.

He protested Air Canada’s decision to double the price for such passes for Peace Region customers, and put certain user limitations and destinations on them.

On Monday, Lantz said, given the holidays, he’s not surprised he hasn’t heard back yet from the corporation.

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Lantz says he has spoken with Jack Mussallem, Mayor of Prince Rupert, about the price hike.

Mussallem informed Lantz that Prince Rupert is also being victimized by the flight pass increase.

Lantz says as it stands right now, flights bought with passes cost the same as single flights bought in advance.

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The Mayor says he hopes to address this issue on various different levels. He will be presenting his concerns to the Peace River Regional District on Thursday.

Lantz has also written to WestJet, Swanberg Air and Central Mountain Air, to encourage the airlines to add flights to key centres in the region.