Another flight to Prince George on Oct. 18 has been detected for COVID-19.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported a confirmed case for the virus on Flair Airlines flight 8186 with service from Edmonton to YXS, two days after the company decided to temporarily suspend its service to the northern capital to make 'adjustments' to its fleet.
The rows affected, however, are not known at this time.
This is the fourth Flair Air flight in or out of Prince George added to BCCDC's list since the pandemic reached the province.
The nine other flights involving YXS that had a passenger exposed to COVID-19 are as follows:
- March 5 = Air Canada flight 8209 from Vancouver to Prince George - rows nine to 15
- March 12 = Central Mountain Air flight 9M728 from Prince George to Kelowna - rows not reported
- March 15 = Central Mountain Air flight 9M725 from Kelowna to Prince George - rows not reported
- Aug. 21 = Air Canada flight 8212 from Prince George to Vancouver - rows six to 12
- Aug. 24 = Flair Air flight 8711 from Vancouver to Prince George - rows 26 to 32
- Aug. 24 = Flair Air flight 8711 from Prince George to Edmonton - rows 26 to 32
- Oct. 13 = Flair Air flight 8187 from Prince George to Edmonton - rows 10 to 16
- Oct. 18 = Air Canada flight 8209 from Vancouver to Prince George - rows eight to 14
- Oct. 22 = WestJet flight 3287 from Vancouver to Prince George - rows three to nine
Since March 27, passengers seated near a case of COVID-19 that was recognized after arrival are no longer being directly notified of their potential exposure, but are asked to check online and monitor their symptoms.
Flair Airlines said, in a statement, it hopes to restart flights out of Prince George by Dec. 18
Passengers whose flights were cancelled are set to receive a full refund.