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Jun

11

2018

New non-stop Toronto flight increases travel options

By laurie Comments Off on New non-stop Toronto flight increases travel options

Central Islanders have long wanted an easier way to travel to Toronto. And this month they’re getting it. Thanks to a partnership with Nanaimo Airport, Air Canada Rouge launches a non-stop Nanaimo-to-Toronto flight on June 22. It will run four times a week. Flights leave Nanaimo at 12:15 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. […]

May

04

2018

Airport AGM returns directors to oversee their legacy

By laurie Comments Off on Airport AGM returns directors to oversee their legacy

A $15-million expansion at Nanaimo Airport that will serve as a legacy for future generations will continue to be steered by the people who envisioned the project. All nine appointed members of the Nanaimo Airport Commission Board of Directors were returned to their posts at the airport’s Annual General Meeting. Directors set the airport’s strategic […]

Apr

17

2018

Nanaimo Airport Breaks Ground on Historic $15-Million Expansion

By Ron Dash Comments Off on Nanaimo Airport Breaks Ground on Historic $15-Million Expansion

Nanaimo, B.C. (April 17, 2018) — The first shovel of dirt was turned over today on a $15-million project that will expand Nanaimo Airport’s (YCD) Air Terminal Building, creating business and investment opportunities at one of the country’s fastest growing airports. Ground was broken on an infrastructure investment project that is a partnership between Nanaimo […]

Apr

01

2018

Airport land development helps economy grow

By laurie Comments Off on Airport land development helps economy grow

Developing vacant land at Nanaimo Airport could be worth millions to the central Vancouver Island economy in new jobs and spending. It’s also essential to regional growth. Airport operations already generate an estimated $230-million annually in economic impact for the region (direct & indirect), making  it a key economic driver for central Vancouver Island. An […]

Mar

07

2018

Airport expansion will soon break ground

By laurie Comments Off on Airport expansion will soon break ground

Spring isn’t the only thing in the air at Nanaimo Airport. Anticipation and excitement also abound as the airport breaks ground on its multi-million-dollar expansion in the coming weeks. Tenders are being reviewed for the project’s first phase, which will enlarge the air terminal building. Work can start once the construction company has been chosen. […]

Feb

19

2018

Why Nanaimo Airport is your Best Travel Choice

By laurie Comments Off on Why Nanaimo Airport is your Best Travel Choice

Thinking of heading to the sun to escape our long winter? Starting your trip at Nanaimo Airport can get things off to a flying start. Here’s why it makes sense to use the Central Island’s airport of choice. It’s your gateway to the world Thanks to hundreds of connecting flights available through Vancouver, Calgary and […]

Dec

01

2017

Air Canada Adds Direct Toronto Flight From Nanaimo

By Ron Dash Comments Off on Air Canada Adds Direct Toronto Flight From Nanaimo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Air Canada adds direct Toronto flight from Nanaimo creates new opportunities for travellers, economy Nanaimo, British Columbia (December 1, 2017) — A new direct flight to Toronto from Nanaimo Airport, announced this morning, creates even more convenient options for Central Islanders to travel the world. Air Canada will begin flying from the […]

Nov

27

2017

Airport reliability takes worry out of travel plans

By Ron Dash Comments Off on Airport reliability takes worry out of travel plans

Airport reliability takes worry out of travel plans There aren’t many certainties in life but here’s one you can pretty much count on: a flight out of Nanaimo Airport. The airport posted a 99.6% weather reliability rating last year – nearly all planned flights took off or landed despite some severe weather conditions. That impressive performance […]

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 […]