2019 Fire Training at YXS Date Changes

Prince George, BC – Due to weather conditions, live fire training dates for the Prince George Airport has been changed. Weather permitting, the training dates are as follows: October 28, 2019 October 29, 2019 October 30, 2019 October 31, 2019 Locals are reminded these fires pose no threat to the public or surrounding areas. These […]

2019 Fire Training at YXS

Prince George, BC – Live fire training will be taking place at the Prince George Airport (YXS) during the last two weeks of October. Locals are reminded these fires pose no threat to the public or surrounding areas. These fires are held in self-contained training facilities under controlled circumstances and are part of ongoing recurrent […]

Emergency landing at YXS

Successful emergency landing at Prince George Airport This morning at approximately 10:53am, the Prince George Airport received notice that an outbound WestJet aircraft had declared an emergency and was returning to the airport. Airport rescue and firefighters, as well as British Columbia Ambulance Service, RCMP and local firefighters attended, and the plane landed without issue […]

Prince George Airport appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is pleased to announce that Gordon Duke will be its next president and chief executive officer. Duke joins PGAA from the North Peace Airport in Fort St. John, where he is currently Managing Director. Duke and his wife, Dorothy, are moving to Prince George […]

Upcoming firefighter training & road construction at YXS

Airport firefighter training will be taking place at the Prince George Airport over the next few weeks. At times, smoke may be seen coming from the airport grounds. Fires are lit and quickly extinguished in a controlled, self-contained environment, and the public is not at risk. Live fire training is a mandatory component of airport […]

BG Urban Café opens in Departure Lounge

Early morning passengers can now buy their fresh-brewed coffee, breakfast sandwiches, pastries and wraps after clearing passenger screening at the Prince George Airport. This morning, BG Urban Café, located in the Departure Lounge, opened its doors. The newly-installed café currently serves coffee, juices and grab and go meals, and is in the process of acquiring […]

Service Road closure at Prince George Airport

Two service roads on the grounds of Prince George Airport will be closed until September, effective immediately. Both Altimeter Road and Beacon Road are closed for rehabilitation and repaving. Neither of these service roads are routes used by passengers or airline staff to the airport terminal or parking, and there is no impact on flights. […]

Temporary Closure of Arrivals area doors at YXS

Passengers using the Prince George Airport (YXS) will need to come and go using the Departures area doors while construction outside of the Arrivals area doors requires their closure for about ten days. Construction starting tomorrow (June 11) on the exterior of the Arrivals area will include repaving the sidewalk to new meet new accessibility […]

Fire training next week at YXS

Fire fighting training will be taking place at the Prince George Airport (YXS) this coming week, at about 1:30pm in the afternoons of Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28. During training, fires are lit and extinguished in the airport’s self-contained fire training facility under tightly controlled conditions. These fires do not pose a threat […]

Baggage x-ray working again

Prince George, BC – The baggage x-ray equipment (CTX) at the Prince George Airport is working again! Passengers may now arrive for flights at the regular time advised by their airline, which is 90 minutes prior to departure time. Additional news: Next week, the covered staircase from the airport’s parking lot to terminal level will […]

Baggage x-ray down – arrive early

Prince George, BC – The baggage x-ray equipment (CTX) at the Prince George Airport is currently out of service, and Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) representatives are manually screening checked passenger baggage. Passengers flying out today or tomorrow – and who plan to check luggage – are advised to arrive to the airport two […]

President and CEO John Gibson to leave the PGAA

Prince George, BC – Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) Board of Directors announced today that John Gibson, President and CEO, will leave the PGAA this year, following 10 successful years of leading the organization through extensive growth and advancement. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank John for his leadership of […]

Prince George – Victoria Summer Schedule Includes Second Non-stop Flight, New Connections

Richmond, BC – Pacific Coastal Airlines is pleased to announce its 2019 Summer Schedule for its Prince George to Victoria route. The new schedule, which takes effect Sunday, June 23, includes the addition of a second non-stop daily flight between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and Prince George Airport (YXS). The two daily non-stop flights will […]

Limited Public Address System at YXS

Prince George, BC— Passengers will need to be extra attentive when waiting for flights at the Prince George Airport (YXS), due to limited public address capabilities. The airport is implementing a temporary three-zone speaker system, which will stay in place while they upgrade to a new public-address system. As a result, announcements may not be […]

Food & Beverage Improvements Coming to YXS

Prince George, BC— Passengers can expect to see a few changes taking place at the Prince George Airport. The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is getting its 2019 capital improvements underway, starting with upgrades to the departure lounge, where a new food and beverage service will be installed. “From our passenger surveys, we know that […]

Incident at YXS

Prince George, BC— An aircraft experienced an issue with a landing gear indicator light, and alerted to Prince George Airport this morning. The has aircraft landed safely. The Prince George Airport was put on standby. An emergency was not declared by the airline. Contact: Susan Clarke Prince George Airport Authority 250-613-6956

YXS Passenger Numbers Hit the Half-Million Mark

Prince George, BC— The Prince George Airport (YXS) had a record-setting year in 2018, with 506,486 passengers traveling through the facility. This is the first time the airport has exceeded 500,000 passengers in its 77 years of operation at the current site. “Prince George Airport’s passenger growth is an indication of the economic strength and […]