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Sep

19

2016

Airport business partnerships huge boost for local economy

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The key to serving the hundreds of thousands of people who use Nanaimo Airport? Partnerships with local businesses. A variety of Central Vancouver Island firms partner with the Nanaimo Airport Commission to provide passengers with everything from fresh food to transportation. They also serve other businesses that depend on the airport for moving goods on […]

Aug

01

2016

Airport helps kids meet world-famous Snowbirds

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Thanks in part to Nanaimo Airport, some Central Island children living with serious illnesses will get to meet the pilots of the world-famous Canadian Forces Snowbirds . The 431 Squadron aces serve as ambassadors to the non-profit CH.I.L.D. Foundation, which helps children living with inflammatory bowel diseases. The pilots will be in Nanaimo on August […]

Jul

07

2016

Aviation Gateway unlocks potential of airport’s land

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Developing the commercial potential of Nanaimo Airport will provide economic benefits to Central Island Vancouver Islanders for decades to come. And to fulfill that potential, the airport has partnered with an industry expert in aviation-related development to help attract business investment. EFC Developments, which has led many projects in Western Canada that have been welcomed […]

Jun

01

2016

Local Board Guides Airport for Benefit of Community

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Local people, making local decisions. That sums up the important work of the Board of Directors of Nanaimo Airport Commission. The nine board members — all of them residents of Central Vancouver Island — are responsible for the airport’s overall function and strategic direction. They represent the various communities within the region, and bring diverse […]

May

09

2016

Airport Celebrates passenger milestone

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Are you The One? Nanaimo Airport has launched a “You’re One in 2 Million” campaign to celebrate the two millionth passenger to pass through its gates since 2006. The milestone will be reached this month. The campaign offers a bevy of prizes, both for travellers and for other residents of the region. “Really the ‘You’re […]

Apr

01

2016

Nanaimo Airport hosts aviation conference, boosting Central Island’s profile, economy

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Nanaimo Airport becomes the focal point of B.C. aviation this month — and will generate a significant boost to the local economy at the same time. Nanaimo Airport Commission plays host to the B.C. Aviation Council’s Spring Airports Conference on April 25 through 27, at the Vancouver Island Convention Centre. The event, following a theme […]

Mar

01

2016

Showing the love for a direct flight to Edmonton

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It’s a match made in (almost) heaven. For the past month, Central Island residents have been demonstrating sky-high levels of passion for travel to Edmonton, in Nanaimo Airport’s “Show Your Love” campaign. Residents have been going online to share their strong connection and commitment to the Alberta city, in hopes of restarting direct flights between […]

Feb

04

2016

Nanaimo Airport helps strengthen Central Island Community

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At Nanaimo Airport, being a good neighbour includes a commitment to “give where you live.” Every year the airport supports a variety of projects in the communities it serves, providing donations, sponsorships and in-kind contributions. Airport staff provide countless volunteer hours to help charitable campaigns reach their goals. It’s all part of the airport’s mission […]

Dec

07

2015

5 Reasons To Fly Local

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Santa isn’t the only one making travel plans this month. Many Central Island residents are also booking flights, as winter travel season arrives. Like St. Nick, residents are making their own list and checking it twice. But their list is of things they need to do for their trip. And choosing Nanaimo Airport as their […]

Dec

03

2015

Nanaimo FSS handling major traffic growth as region thrives

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Nanaimo FSS handling major traffic growth as region thrives  Nanaimo has much more going for it than magnificent scenery and a creamy, chocolaty treat that bears its name. It also has one of the mildest climates in Canada, a diversified economy and a vibrant cultural scene. “We even have a rush hour now, a sure […]