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Nanaimo Airport New Route Nanaimo-Seattle

January 14, 2014

Kenmore Air Announces Seattle Service

Kenmore Air today announced the launch of new non-stop service between Nanaimo and Seattle beginning March 3, 2014. Twice-daily service will be operated using the airline’s all-weather Caravan and Chieftain wheeled aircraft.

“We are very proud to announce this new route that will bring trans-border scheduled air service to Nanaimo”, said Todd Banks, President and General Manager of Kenmore Air. “We will operate out of Seattle’s Boeing Field, which is located just south of downtown Seattle and only a short ground shuttle ride to Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.”

“We believe Central Island Residents will be excited by this new service,” adds Russ Burke, Chair of the Nanaimo Airport. “In under an hour passengers can be in Seattle for their day of business or ready to connect to Sea-Tac to continue their travels.”

Attracting a carrier to provide service to the Pacific Northwest has been a long term goal of the Airport. “This new route allows our gateway to expand and better service the region,” shares Mike Hooper, President and CEO of Nanaimo Airport. “Additional routes are a key step in growing our airport to meet future demand.”

Kenmore Air provides a free ground shuttle service between Seattle’s Boeing Field and Seattle Sea-Tac Airport, which takes about 15 minutes. South-bound passengers will clear Customs and Immigration at Boeing Field. North-bound passengers will clear once they arrive in Nanaimo.

Although the new service will be ideal for leisure travelers to take advantage of low cost connects from Seattle, it is expected many business travelers will also take advantage of the new service as it provides fast and easy connections to Sea-Tac Airport for travel to the rest of the USA. “We also offer an option for our frequent travelers,” explains Banks. “You can purchase 10 fully transferable one-way tickets for only $1,536, including taxes until March 31, 2014. After the introductory period, the fee goes to $1,728, including taxes, for 10 one-way tickets.”

These tickets provide a significant discount off standard fares to those who purchase 10 one-way tickets in advance. These tickets are fully transferrable, so they can be shared with family, friends or clients, and they lock in the price of your travel for one year from date of purchase.

Details of Kenmore Air’s new non-stop twice-daily service between Nanaimo and Seattle’s Boeing Field are as follows:






Nanaimo at 6:45am

Seattle’s Boeing Field at 7:40am

March 3, 2014


Seattle’s Boeing Field at 12:30pm

Nanaimo at 1:35pm

March 3, 2014


Nanaimo at 2:30pm

Seattle’s Boeing Field at 3:25pm

March 3, 2014


Seattle’s Boeing Field at 6:30pm

Nanaimo at 7:40pm

March 3, 2014

Click here for more inforamtion on flights and one-way fares as of March 3, 2014.

Reservations can be made now at or by calling

About Kenmore Air:

Kenmore Air Harbor, Inc., has provided scheduled and charter seaplane service throughout the Northwest since 1946. It is the largest seaplane operator in the United States, providing daily year-round service from two Seattle-area terminals to Washington’s San Juan Islands and Victoria, B.C., as well as seasonal service to more than 30 destinations along British Columbia’s Inside Passage. In 2003, the company launched Kenmore Air Express, a subsidiary providing daily all-weather wheeled-plane service between downtown Seattle’s Boeing Field and the San Juan Islands community airports of Eastsound and Friday Harbor, as well as Port Angeles, Washington and now Nanaimo Airport. Between seaplanes and land planes, Kenmore Air carries approximately 150,000 scheduled-service passengers annually.

About Nanaimo Airport (YCD):
Nanaimo Airport is a ten-minute drive south of downtown Nanaimo on 224 hectares (550 acres), which includes the nearby Cottonwood Golf Course. YCD is a not-for-profit authority owned by the Nanaimo Airport Commission. Vancouver Island’s third largest airport, Nanaimo Airport serves a primary central Vancouver Island area with a total population base of approximately 250,000. The YCD service area extends north from Nanaimo to Qualicum, west to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, and south to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. YCD is ideally situated as the most convenient departure/arrival point for customers from the mid-Island area.

Media Contacts:
Mike Hooper,
Nanaimo Airport Kenmore Air
Office: 250-245-4191 
Cell: 250-716-6625
President & CEO Todd Banks, President & General Manager
Office: 425-482-2220