Air Canada is adding a third afternoon summer flight out of Prince Rupert Airport. File photo

Air Canada is adding a third afternoon summer flight out of Prince Rupert Airport. File photo

Air Canada adds afternoon summer flight out of YPR

More flight options for travellers to and from Prince Rupert

Air Canada has added a third Monday-to-Friday afternoon flight out of Prince Rupert Airport (YPR) for the summer.

Effective June 1, early schedule listings show three flights departing YPR to Vancouver (YPR) at 11:15 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday to Friday, using the Dash 8 series of aircraft.

Return flights are shown to arrive from Vancouver at YPR, touching down at 10:49 a.m., 3:04 p.m. and 7:49 p.m. on weekdays.

The airport bus departing from downtown is scheduled to leave at 9:15 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. daily, with a weekday departure at 1:25 p.m., to get to the Digby Island ferry.

The third flight is expected to ease revenue burdens on the city created by the loss of Hawkair at YPR last year.