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June 15, 2011 | Air Service, YEG News Releases

Non-stop service to Cranbrook launches June 15
Integra Air sees opportunity to serve leisure travellers and oilfield workers

June 15, 2011 (Edmonton, Alta.) - A weekend golf excursion to B.C.'s beautiful Columbia Valley or a quick commute between southeastern B.C. and northern Alberta's oilfields will become much easier starting June 15. That's when Integra Air starts a new non-stop service between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Canadian Rockies International Airport (CRIA) in Cranbrook, B.C.

The service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following times:

Depart Time Arrive Time
EIA 11:45 a.m. CRIA 1:05 p.m.
CRIA 3:00 p.m. EIA 4:20 p.m.

“We want to open up the tremendous summer and winter leisure opportunities in the Columbia Valley and the Kootenay region to Edmontonians and northern Albertans,” says Brent Gateman, President, Integra Air. “At the same time, we want to give workers living in southeastern B.C. and working in northern Alberta’s energy sector a better commuting option.”

Integra Air plans to add Tuesdays and Thursdays to the schedule soon, to better serve northern Alberta energy-sector workers. As demand grows, the Lethbridge-based company plans to upgrade the service from a 16-seat Jetstream to a 34-seat Saab aircraft.

"We congratulate Integra Air for seizing this great opportunity to increase air service between Edmonton and northern Alberta and southeastern B.C," says Peter McCart, EIA's Vice-President of Strategy. "This service gives Edmontonians and northern Albertans one more reason to choose EIA."

The service is also an example of EIA's commitment to general aviation and business aviation sectors. The service will operate out of the Executive Flight Centre on the Airport Service Road north of the main terminal.

To book flights with Integra Air, visit http://www.integraair.com. For more information about EIA's 50-plus non-stop destinations visit flyeia.com.Media inquiries:

Brent Gateman, President
Integra Air
p. 403 382 8322
c.403 330 7246
e. bgateman@integraair.com