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Nov

09

2017

New WestJet flight brings sun destinations closer

By laurie Comments Off on New WestJet flight brings sun destinations closer

Tired of the rain? A new flight at Nanaimo Airport makes it even easier to head for sun destinations like Hawaii and Mexico. WestJet starts a new daily Nanaimo-Vancouver flight on Thursday, December 14. It means reduced travel time to warmer climates. Travellers can easily connect to any of WestJet’s 505 weekly flights this winter […]

Oct

09

2017

New lighting helps prepare for start of expansion

By laurie Comments Off on New lighting helps prepare for start of expansion

Fall is traditionally seen as a time of change – and that’s certainly the case at Nanaimo Airport. The Central Island’s airport of choice will soon install new lighting on its apron, where planes park. The work is needed before ground can be broken early next year on a multi-million-dollar expansion project. New floodlights will […]

Sep

15

2017

Blue Navigators make travel friendly, comfortable at Nanaimo Airport

By laurie Comments Off on Blue Navigators make travel friendly, comfortable at Nanaimo Airport

Cassidy resident Jim Cirka has spent roughly 56 days at Nanaimo Airport over the last five years. He’s not a frequent flyer, though. He’s a frequent volunteer, with the Blue Navigators ambassadors at the airport terminal. They all make travel easier for hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. Jim was one of the original […]

Aug

11

2017

With airport support, aviation groups help our region

By laurie Comments Off on With airport support, aviation groups help our region

Nanaimo Airport has for decades been the centre of Central Vancouver Island aviation. And by supporting the aviators of today and tomorrow, it will continue to lead the sector well into the future. The airport is home to commercial airlines, private pilots and aviation buffs in the Nanaimo Flying Club, and the Mid-Island Air Search […]

Jul

11

2017

Airport projects focus on safety and service

By laurie Comments Off on Airport projects focus on safety and service

Growing to serve you better. That’s the mantra at Nanaimo Airport with three significant infrastructure projects under way. They’re designed to meet the needs of the travellers and businesses that depend on the Central Island’s airport of choice. The work includes expansion of the air terminal building and the runway apron, and construction of a […]

Jun

08

2017

Airport stays connected with communities it serves

By laurie Comments Off on Airport stays connected with communities it serves

Nanaimo Airport became the central Island’s airport of choice by listening to the people it serves. A nine-member board of directors ensures the communities in the region are heard. Five of the directors are nominated entities — City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, The Town of Ladysmith, Cowichan Valley Regional District and Regional District […]

May

04

2017

Airport land creates new opportunities for growth

By laurie Comments Off on Airport land creates new opportunities for growth

Creating new employment opportunities. Bringing new businesses here, and helping existing ones expand. Diversifying the regional economy. Those are just some of the benefits of land development at the Nanaimo Airport. In 2015, the Nanaimo Airport Commission (NAC) adopted a Land Use Plan which established a long-term vision for the 50 hectares of developable land. […]

Apr

04

2017

Airport Expansion Benefits Passengers

By laurie Comments Off on Airport Expansion Benefits Passengers

Here we grow again! Nanaimo Airport will soon start expanding its Air Terminal Building, thanks to a $7.46 million infrastructure investment announced by the federal government. Passengers will benefit from an expanded departure lounge and security area in the first phase of the project. As a result, people will be able to move through the […]

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

By laurie Comments Off on Airport sponsorships support families, community

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. […]