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Mar

20

2017

Air shipping plugs businesses, residents into global economy

By laurie Comments Off on Air shipping plugs businesses, residents into global economy

What do many shoppers and businesses in Central Vancouver Island have in common? They depend on Nanaimo Airport. It’s one of the Island’s busiest shipping hubs. Millions of dollars worth of products — from auto parts to electronics to Christmas gifts — are air freighted through the airport annually. Its cargo bays support everything from […]

Feb

14

2017

Airport sponsorships support families, community

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What comes to mind when you think of Nanaimo Airport? Travel is an obvious choice, since the airport is the Central Island’s gateway to the world. But something else is also a big part of its identity: family. Nanaimo Airport is an important part of the large family of communities that make up this region. […]

Dec

14

2016

Expansion, travel tips take stress out of holiday flying at Nanaimo Airport

By laurie Comments Off on Expansion, travel tips take stress out of holiday flying at Nanaimo Airport

Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice as the holiday season nears. Thousands of Central Island vacationers are creating lists in anticipation of upcoming trips. And to help make their air travels go smoothly during the busiest season of the year, Nanaimo Airport is at work on its own To […]

Nov

17

2016

Airport expansion, additions boost services for travellers

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Just in time for the busy winter season, Nanaimo Airport is taking customer service to new heights. The Central island’s airport of choice has made several service enhancements, and has more planned. Passengers are already enjoying these top 3 benefits: 1. More seats in the departure lounge for peak travel periods This reduces congestion in […]

Oct

14

2016

Eco-friendly airport protects environment

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Nanaimo Airport isn’t focused solely on the skies. The Central Island’s gateway to the world also devotes its attention to the land and water. That’s because protecting the environment is one of Nanaimo Airport Commission’s key corporate values. Environmental stewardship plays a major role in the commission’s business decisions. The eco-friendly culture drives a variety […]

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

By laurie Comments Off on Aviation Gateway unlocks potential of airport’s land

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 […]