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Canadian Airline Series: Central Mountain Air

In today’s post, we will be introducing Central Mountain Air, a Canadian airline based in Smithers, British Columbia. Its major hub is Smithers Airport.

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Central Mountain Air Route Map

Airports

Destinations

Calgary (Calgary International Airport YYC)
  • Edmonton (Edmonton International Airport YEG)
  • Lloydminster (Lloydminster Airport YLL)
Edmonton (Edmonton International Airport YEG)
  • Calgary (Calgary International Airport YYC)
  • Fort St. John (Fort St. John Airport YXJ)
  • High Level (High Level Airport YOJ)
Lloyminster (Lloydminster Airport YLL)
  • Calgary (Calgary International Airport YYC)
High Level (High Level Airport YOJ)
  • Edmonton (Edmonton International Airport YEG)
  • Rainbow Lake (Rainbow Lake Airport YOP)
Rainbow Lake (Rainbow Lake Airport YOP)
  • High Level (High Level Airport YOJ)
Vancouver (Vancouver International Airport YVR)
  • Comox (Comox Airport YQQ)
  • Campbell River (Campbell River Airport YBL)
  • Quesnel (Quesnel Airport YQZ)
  • Williams Lake (Williams Lake Airport YWL)
  • Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek Airport YDQ)
Comox (Comox Airport YQQ)
  • Vancouver (Vancouver International Airport YVR)
Campbell River (Campbell River Airport YBL)
  • Vancouver (Vancouver International Airport YVR)
Quesnel (Quesnel Airport YQZ)

 

  • Vancouver (Vancouver International Airport YVR)
Williams Lake (Williams Lake Airport YWL)
  • Vancouver (Vancouver International Airport YVR)
Prince George (Prince George Airport YXS)
  • Terrace (Terrace Airport YXT)
  • Kamloops (Kamloops Airport YKA)
  • Kelowna (Kelowna Airport YLW)
  • Fort Nelson (Northern Rockies Regional Airport YYE)
  • Fort St. John (Fort St. John Airport YXJ)
Terrace (Terrace Airport YXT)
  • Smithers (Smithers Airport YYD)
  • Prince George (Prince George Airport YXS)
Smithers (Smithers Airport YYD)
  • Terrace (Terrace Airport YXT)
Fort Nelson (Northern Rockies Regional Airport YYE)
  • Prince George (Prince George Airport YXS)
  • Fort St. John (Fort St. John Airport YXJ)
  • Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek Airport YDQ)
Fort St. John (Fort St. John Airport YXJ)
  • Prince George (Prince George Airport YXS)
  • Fort Nelson (Northern Rockies Regional Airport YYE)
  • Edmonton (Edmonton International Airport YEG)
Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek Airport YDQ)
  • Fort Nelson (Northern Rockies Regional Airport YYE)
  • Vancouver (Vancouver International Airport YVR)
Kamloops (Kamloops Airport YKA)
  • Prince George (Prince George Airport YXS)
Kelowna (Kelowna Airport YLW)
  • Prince George (Prince George Airport YXS)

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Central Mountain Air Travel Information

Central Mountain Air offers three types of fare classes:

Fare Class

Conditions

Econ – U,L,G,M,S,W,K,X,O
  • Changes are permitted for $78.75 CAD plus applicable taxes per one-way segment
  • Cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to departure; tickets are non-refundable, but are permitted to changes by paying for the change fee.
  • Baggage Allowance: Complimentary first checked bag not exceeding 50lbs, second checked bag will be $26.25 CAD, additional bag will be $105 CAD
  • Overweight or Oversized Bags: A flat rate of $78.75 CAD will be charged
Flex – C,N,D,T,I,V,Z,B,E,H,R,Q
  • Changes are permitted for $42.00 CAD plus applicable taxes per one-way segment
  • Cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to departure; tickets are non-refundable, but are permitted to changes by paying for the change fee.
  • You can change the name of your ticket up to 2 hours before departure. However, there will be a $42.00 name change fee per traveller.
  • Baggage Allowance: Complimentary first checked bag not exceeding 50lbs, second checked bag will be $26.25 CAD, additional bag will be $105 CAD
  • Overweight or Oversized Bags: A flat rate of $78.75 CAD will be charged
Flex+ – Y
  • Changes are permitted with no fee applied, but if there is a fare difference, you will have to pay for it.
  • Refunds are given when you cancel your ticket within 24 hours of booking.
  • Cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to departure; tickets are refundable.
  • You can change the name of your ticket up to 2 hours before departure. There is no charge for this service.
  • Baggage Allowance: Complimentary first checked bag not exceeding 50lbs, second checked bag will be $26.25 CAD, additional bag will be $105 CAD
  • Overweight or Oversized Bags: A flat rate of $78.75 CAD will be charged

Below is a sample flight from Vancouver to Comox on a Central Mountain Air operated flight:

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You can see that the difference in pricing between the ECON and FLEX+ is about double. All flights are direct for the outbound flight.

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However, for the inbound flight, you have many options, even ones with connecting flights. If you take a look at the first two flights, it costs exactly the same, but the duration of the flight is 36 minutes and the other is 3 hours and 48 minutes. I would try to jump onto one of the direct flights.

Central Mountain Air Frequent Flyer Program

If you are currently an Air Miles Reward program member, you can accumulate points to redeem complimentary air travel with Central Mountain Air. Additionally, awards flights cannot be booked directly with Central Mountain Air, you will need to book though the Air Miles Service Center.

Central Mountain Air Codeshare

Central Mountain Air is an Air Canada Codeshare partner. Central Mountain Air offers Air Canada same terminal flight connections to regional, national and International destinations.

Unfortunately, for Air Canada codeshare flights, Aeroplan Miles can only be earned when flights are booked, tickets and sold by Air Canada. Mileage accumulation for Central Mountain Air is not automated, so you will need to send in your original boarding pass and a legible cope of your ticket to Aeroplan. Although you can earn Aeroplan miles on flights operated by Central Mountain Air, they will not be counted towards Air Canada Altitude Status.

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