Airport bus service ending June 16

First Canada is forced to end an under-utilized bus service from Kitimat to the Northwest Regional Airport.

As of June 16, First Canada will no longer offer a bus service to the Kitimat-Terrace Airport.

The company had to permanently park the operation after a trend of declining ridership and increasing costs.

Cheryl Ward, division assistant for First Canada in Vernon, said that a number of costs made the operation too challenging to run. That includes wages and fuel costs.

“We just couldn’t make it work for us.” she said.

The company also received no additional support for the service.

“We weren’t subsidized in any way. I know a lot of people thought that we were but we had the full brunt of this.”