The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is a not for profit organization incorporated on July 27, 2000. The PGAA reports to a Board of Directors made up of twelve people who’ve been nominated by the Federal and Provincial Governments and the City of Prince George among others.
The PGAA assumed operational control of the airport on March 31st, 2003. The Authority immediately set into motion an aggressive business plan with the main focus on building an airport which supports the needs of its region's residents, facilitating growth in tourism and industry, while attracting air services long considered necessary for this region's growth.
The Prince George Airport (YXS) is part of the National Airports System (NAS). The NAS comprises 26 airports that link the country from coast to coast and internationally. The NAS includes those airports considered essential to Canada's air transportation system, supporting both domestic prosperity and international competitiveness.
In 2014, the Airport Authority posted net earnings before other income of $1,542,816. This is the fifth straight year that the airport has exceeded its financial objective for the year. The net earnings after all revenues and costs were accounted for were $3,957,831.
Over 445,000 passengers used YXS in 2014, up 4.5% from 2013. The PGAA is developing an International Cargo Program and is home to both Nav Canada and Canada Border Services Agency.
"The Prince George Airport Authority operate a safe secure airport with quality customer oriented passenger facilities and services and a developing cargo business in an economically sustainable and environmentally responsible manner that contributes to regional economic development. "
The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) has been recognized for being the first airport in the world to earn the WorldHost Recognized Business designation by training over 60% of their staff in a remarkable time frame of two weeks.
The PGAA collaborated with Tourism Prince George, a WorldHost Delivery Organization, to train airport staff to ensure that a high level of customer service is maintained on a consistent basis.
PGAA President and CEO John Gibson says, "WorldHost has been a great catalyst in enhancing customer service at YXS and unifying the PG Airport Community."