From Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER — If you’re dreaming of a sunny, warm holiday relaxing by the pool, Allegiant Airlines has a treat for you. The airline is offering flights to Hawaii from Bellingham for just $99 each way, including taxes.
The deal is limited to select seats on certain flights on certain dates, and will come with added fees if you want to carry on luggage, reserve a seat or eat on the plane, but nonetheless it’s certain to lure some Lower Mainland travellers away from Vancouver International Airport.
Claire Newell, a Vancouver-based travel expert and owner of Travel Best Bets, said the flights are great news for the consumer, but yet another blow for YVR, which loses about 950,000 passengers to the Bellingham airport each year, according to a report prepared by the Canadian Airports Council in March. ….MORE