Horizon Air will provide nonstop service from Prince George, British Columbia, to Seattle starting May 1, the airline has announced. The once-daily service will depart from Seattle at 1:20 p.m. and from Prince George at 3:45 p.m. The flight—which takes an hour and 45 minutes—will be operated with the airline’s 76-seat Q400 turboprop aircraft, manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace.
This is the first scheduled international air service for Prince George, the economic and commercial hub for central and northern British Columbia, serving the region’s more than 250,000 people. With this flight, the region gains new, convenient connections to many popular U.S. destinations in the Pacific Northwest, California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida served by Horizon and sister company Alaska Airlines, as well as other destinations served from Seattle by their airline partners.
“Our region will enjoy access to the U.S. market for business and leisure travel,” said Mayor Colin Kinsley. “Now, we look forward to familiarizing more of our U.S. neighbors with the wilderness, adventure and cultural experiences in Northern B.C., as well as the investment opportunities. There will be strong economic benefits from this new service.”
“We are extremely excited about the new transborder service and welcome Horizon Air to Prince George,” said Stieg Hoeg, airport general manager with the Prince George Airport Authority. “The Prince George region is a growing center for the forestry, mining, oil and gas industries, and it is an emerging inland port and logistics center. This new service to Seattle will give our community increased access to the global transportation system.”
“Service to Prince George, our seventh destination in Canada, provides Canadians with new connections to Horizon and Alaska’s vast network of flights from Seattle, and makes it easier for U.S. customers to visit the Northern British Columbia region for business or pleasure,” said Dan Russo, director of marketing and communications for Horizon Air.
Located 471 miles (750 kilometers) north of Vancouver, Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, Prince George is a thriving city 10 minutes from pristine wilderness and outdoor adventure. Visitors can enjoy everything from world-class hotels, golfing and the arts in town to hiking, boating and fishing just beyond the city.