With all the changes at the Nanaimo Airport over the past few years, we know many area residents can relate to this Michel Legrand quote, “The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”
“Even with all the efforts we have put into getting the message out about our improved reliability, and enhanced services, our team is continually surprised by how many people just don’t know about the new efficiencies at the Nanaimo Airport,” shares Mike Hooper, President and CEO of the Nanaimo Airport. “To help enlighten residents we have launched an online contest where residents can test their knowledge and enter to win two flights to Los Cabos, Mexico from Nanaimo with Air Canada Vacations.”
The Flying Ace Challenge launched in late October and runs until November 30. The campaign is focused on the top 6 misconceptions about the Nanaimo Airport: Reliability, Connectivity, Travel Costs, Runway Length, Frequency and Charter Connections.
Some of the new efficiencies residents will be tested on in the challenge include:
Thanks to recent enhancements, the Nanaimo Airport is now as weather reliable as any other airport – in fact YCD’s weather reliability rating is over 99%. With flights to Victoria/Abbotsford, Vancouver’s South Terminal and YVR, Nanaimo Airport travelers can connect to over 180 other destinations. With 11 flights daily and fares starting at $89, it’s no wonder YCD’s passenger numbers are up 10% this year. Looking to the future the most significant change that will impact local residents is the longer runway that now allows for C-class aircraft to land, including WestJet’s 737-700. With programs like Air Canada Vacations free connectors to their charter flights from Vancouver, flying from Nanaimo has never been easier.
To take part in the Flying Ace Challenge just go to NanaimoAirport.com and click on the Flying Ace banner on the home page. Good luck to everyone.