Air Canada has announced that effective June 01, 2020 its service will increase to Calgary from 1 flight three days a week to 1 flight seven days a week. The aircraft will be upgraded from the Dash 8-100 to a Q400. The flight will also move to a new time slot arriving from Calgary at 12:12pm and departing at 12:50pm. The air carrier also indicates plans to begin service to Edmonton in early July.
WestJet’s June schedule appears unchanged at 1 flight four days per week to Calgary Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday.
In the past week the number of travelers has shown an increase. In an effort to ensure appropriate social distancing remains achievable as passenger numbers increase, access into the Air Terminal Building will be restricted to passengers and staff only commencing Wednesday May13, 2020. This restriction does not affect curb drop off or curbside parking. Passengers can still be met outside in front of the Air Terminal.
The Air Terminal Building will remain accessible to passengers on Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday from 2:30pm to 6:00pm until May 31 and will change to 10:30am to 6:00pm on June 01 to accommodate the new schedule.
COVID-19 circumstances and updates continue to occur frequently at this time and we wish to assure the traveling public that the Grande Prairie Airport is monitoring and adjusting where necessary with public and employee safety as our top priority.
“We are pleased to see signs of gradual increases and together with our service partners we are monitoring operations closely to continue safe travel and workplace environments, says Brian Grant, CEO. We are aware of the delicate balance between control of the pandemic and the need for essential travel.”
The Grande Prairie Airport has a dedicated monitoring team active 24 hours a day to ensure the most relevant information and updates are carefully reviewed and operations are adjusted accordingly.
We wish to remind the public that the Grande Prairie Airport does not have direct air service to any locations outside of Canada and arriving passengers from those locations are being monitored under the direction of our federal and provincial authorities at appointed ports of entry including international airports.
Please contact your air carrier or visit our website at www.grandeprairieairport.com for updates.