To the Editor,
Re: WestJet flights take off from Cassidy airport, Feb. 14.
It’s nice to see air travel improvements coming.
I would like to see those involved get this Nanaimo/Calgary flight down into Kelowna.
The stopover shouldn’t be any more than 20-30 minutes and the benefits would be significant as the flight would be flying close to right overhead anyway.
The present air service from Nanaimo to Kelowna can involve up to a four-hour wait time in Vancouver.
The other main factor is here in Nanaimo as ground travel time would be reduced significantly for virtually everyone.
We could label it central Vancouver Island to central Okanagan Valley to central Alberta.
Hopefully, someday, we might be considered for daily service twice a day, (early morning and late afternoon) allowing people to do business, etc., and return home the same day.
It’s something to think about.