Fulton field flight offerings to remain stable

By James Peters
December 18, 2015 - 2:59pm Updated: December 18, 2015 - 5:33pm

KAMLOOPS — While Kelowna's airport is nixing flights to northern Alberta, officials say there is no plan to do likewise at Fulton Field.

Westjet announced this week a direct daily flight from Kelowna to Fort McMurray will be scrapped as of next February. The airline indicated the downturn in the oil and gas industry was the reason it had to cancel the flight.

Meanwhile, Kamloops Airport Manager Fred Legace says the direct Kamloops to Edmonton flight is doing well and he'd actually like to see Kamloops add flights, not end them.

"I would still like to see a Kamloops - Victoria direct, I think we've had some interesting discussions with at least one air carrier on that," said Legace.

Legace adds the Kamloops-to-Edmonton flight is bolstered by tourists, and by those looking to make connections to other destinations.

Kamloops lawyer John O'Fee appointed Queen's Counsel