Cascadia Airways Brings Daily Flights to Vernon from Vancouver


Sovereign Lake just became more accessible with the launch of a new aviation carrier to the North Okanagan.

In a letter seeking city support, Cascadia COO Jeremy Barrett says the carrier has been working with communities to provide scheduled air taxi service to smaller municipal airports.

“ln order for scheduled services to be granted as part of a company’s air operating certificate, they need to have a letter of support from the authority of the airport(s) to submit with the application to Transport Canada for it to be added onto the AOC for scheduled points,” says Barrett.

The company has engaged with Vernon Economic Development and area resorts to provide additional charter services in Vernon.

“We believe that we would be also able to operate a scheduled service between Vancouver and Vernon on regular basis,” says Barrett, who says he would like to start offering flights “as soon as possible.”

Cascadia proposes to provide an eight-passenger service (King Air 90 or Piper Navajo) from Vernon to Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal once per day either mid-morning or mid-afternoon.

The schedule could be increased or decreased depending on demand and would cost roughly $300 one way.