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The Nanaimo Airport Commission was incorporated in August of 1990 as a not-for profit authority under the Canada Corporations Act – Part II. In April of 1992 the Commission assumed management and operation of the Nanaimo Airport under a 30 year lease from the Federal Ministry of Transport. In December of 1996 the Commission was granted fee simple title to the Nanaimo Airport lands through the National Airports Policy transfer initiative.

The Airport Commission is governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible to its corporate mandate, overall function of the Airport, and the strategic direction for airport developments.

The current Board is comprised of nine Directors. Five members, of which, are nominated by entities and appointed by the Board: City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, The Town of Ladysmith. CVRD and RDN. The remaining four Directors have been appointed by the Board to represent the Communities at Large.

Under the direction from the Board, the President/CEO manages the affairs of the Commission and directs a small staff in the daily operations of the Airport.

Mission Statement

“To provide a safe, efficient and financially viable airport, offering excellent services and value to all users while fostering economic development.”

Vision Statement

“The Nanaimo Airport will be a safe, reliable, air services gateway effectively meeting customer’s needs.”