Island Express Air is a small Canadian airline based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Its first flight was on August 7, 2009 as part of the Abbotsford International Airshow. It runs scheduled air service between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, as well as charter flights and cargo service. On February 23, 2018, one of their B100 King Air's crashed at Abbotsford Airport (CYXX) immediately after take-off in blizzard conditions. As a result of this accident, and due to public safety concerns, Transport Canada suspended Island Express' Air Operating Certificate (AOC) shortly thereafter, on February 28th, 2018. However, following a robust review of the company's safety procedures the operating certificate was reinstated on June 26th, 2018.
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