Friday , 21 July 2017


Expansion Plans for Nanaimo Airport with New Flights to Edmonton

By Marilyn Zink Expansion plans are underway for Nanaimo Airport with the addition of new services like non-stop flights to Edmonton starting Dec.15. The new route offers non-stop daily access to Edmonton and increases access for island residents along with connection options for Calgary and Vancouver. “It’s going to be good for tourism coming to Nanaimo,” says John Craig, chairman ... Read More »

Westjet To Launch Daily Non-Stop Flights To Edmonton

Starting in December air travelers will be able fly non-stop between Nanaimo and Edmonton on a daily basis. WestJet airlines announced July 27 the flights, using the company’s fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft, will begin December 15. “The community has been asking for this service for several years, so we are thrilled to make this announcement today,” said Mike Hooper, ... Read More »

Federal Government Launches Laser Danger Campaign

It almost seems like it should be a line from a bad joke; ‘you know you’re stupid when … you don’t know it’s dangerous to point a laser at a low flying aircraft!’ But seemingly some people still do not understand the dangers and genuine potential for disaster such mindless actions can cause. To drive home what would should be a ... Read More »

Harbour Air To Bring Commuter Seaplane Service To China

Harbour Air, the world’s largest seaplane airline, has entered into a strategic partnership with China’s Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (Zongshen Group) to export the seaplane commuter service to major cities throughout China. Zongshen Group, founded and run by the highly respected Chinese billionaire and entrepreneur Zuo Zongshen, has acquired a minority share in Harbour Air. Zongshen Group believes Harbour ... Read More »

The Nanaimo Airport A Major Regional Contributor

Nanaimo has long been a major transportation nexus on Vancouver Island, from its role as a highway hub, a junction for rail traffic, a deep water port serving clients and customers across the globe, and thanks to the Nanaimo Airport, the city is only two stops away from virtually any destination on earth. Recently the Nanaimo Airport published a blog ... Read More »

Nanaimo Airport Applying For Provincial Infrastructure Funding

As part of B.C. on the Move, the Province’s new 10-year transportation plan, the Transportation Ministry is investing $24 million over the next three years in the new B.C. Air Access Program to support B.C. airports, including improvements to taxi ways and aprons at the Nanaimo Airport. “Operating an airport is much like a running a small town, there’s always ... Read More »

Helijet Introduces Special Summer Fares

In an effort to attract more traffic to its Nanaimo to Vancouver passenger helicopter service, Helijet has announced that starting May 19 if a person purchases an adult ticket at full price, that person’s companion’s fare will be half the usual price. The special Summer Fare program will run until September 18. The company states in its online literature: “From ... Read More »

Two New Members Added To Airport Commission

The Nanaimo Airport Commission has two new members. Alex Stuart has joined the Commission to represent the Town of Ladysmith, while David Witty has come onboard as the new Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce appointee. Stuart comes to the position with a background in technology, environmental management as well as being active in local government. In addition to sitting on ... Read More »

Air Canada Express Begins New Calgary Service

Officials from the Nanaimo Airport Commission and Air Canada cut a ceremonial ribbon May 1 at the airport to mark the arrival of additional non-stop daily service between Nanaimo and Calgary. The ribbon-cutting marked the inaugural landing of the Air Canada Express flight, operated by Jazz Aviation, which provides central Vancouver Island residents and business even more connections to the ... Read More »

Non-Stop Calgary Flights Begin This Week

This week the Nanaimo Airport welcomes additional non-stop daily service between Nanaimo and Calgary, providing central Vancouver Island residents and businesses even more connections to the world. The inaugural Air Canada Express flight, operated by Jazz Aviation, will arrive in Nanaimo on Friday, May 1 at 1:43 p.m. and depart at 2:15 p.m. Nanaimo Airport Commission will mark the milestone ... Read More »