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Pacific Coastal Airlines extends temporary COVID-19 service suspensions

Service was scheduled to resume on May 3, 2020
(via Facebook/Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Another airline flying out of Prince George has extended its COVID-19 suspension. 

Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA) has announced it will be pausing operations until June 1, 2020, after originally hoping to start up operations again on May 3, 2020. When they do resume, it will be on a modified schedule. 

"I wish again to stress that this is a TEMPORARY MEASURE only, and that we will continue to monitor the situation with the aim of re-establishing operations and recalling employees as soon as we are able," PCA President Quentin Smith said in a release.

"I recognize the impact this will have on the people and the communities we so proudly serve, but given the rapidly deteriorating situation and uncertain future, we have no other choice but to take this drastic step to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public, and the financial survival of our airline.

"We are appreciative of all the support we have received from our customers over the years, and look forward to seeing you onboard a Pacific Coastal flight sometime in the future. In the meantime, I urge everyone to follow the important recommendations provided to "you by credible health authorities on how to manage your personal health at this time."

Customers that were scheduled to fly between March 25 and May 31, 2020 have been notified, the airline says. 

PCA made its initial announcement of COVID-19 suspensions on March 20.