With the growing concern for COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Prince George Airport Authority wants to ensure the travelling public has access to the most up to date information.

Starting March 30, 2020, the Government of Canada has introduced new domestic transportation measures. These measures require all air operators to conduct a health check of travellers before they board a flight within Canada or departing from Canada. Air operators will be required to refuse boarding to any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms. For more information, please click here.

Want to learn more about Canada’s measures regarding travel? Click here.

The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) has taken steps to reduce the risk as much as possible but want passengers to be able to make informed decisions regarding their travel. Below are several information sheets from the Public Health Authority of Canada and a summary of what YXS is doing to help reduce the risk for those going through the Prince George Airport.

In an effort to help promote social distancing, those picking up or dropping off passengers at YXS can park in the Short-Term Lot at no charge as long as you accompany your vehicle at all times. Please note this takes effect immediately, is valid for a maximum of one hour and will remain in place until further notice. Regular parking rates in the Long-Term Lot are still in effect. For those wanting to pay parking tickets, we have extended the reduced rate grace period to 30 days.

As the PG Airport Authority offices are closed to the public in response to COVID-19, please contact parking@pgairport.ca to make arrangements to pay over the phone and one of our customer support personnel will respond to your request.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding at this time

It is important to remember that the the B.C. Ministry of Health continues to deem the overall risk to British Columbians as low. For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit www.canada.ca/coronavirus 

Information regarding your airline’s cancellation policy can be found on their website or by following the links below:

Air Canada

Central Mountain Air

Pacific Coastal Airlines

WestJet

Northern Health has launched a COVID-19 Online Clinic & Information line that can be reached at 1-844-645-7811. More information can be found here.

“Physical Distancing”

What exactly does that mean?

“New Air Travel Restrictions in Effect”

Information travelling amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Disease PDF

“Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)”

More information about the Coronavirus Disease.

Be Prepared (COVID-19) PDF

“Be Prepared”

Helpful infographic about being prepared for the Coronavirus Disease.

About Coronavirus Disease PDF

“About Coronavirus Disease”

Information about the Coronavirus Disease.

NEWS RELEASE

March 17, 2020

Prince George Airport Authority COVID-19: Update Two

Prince George, BC – As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is informing the public of some operational changes.

“We are starting to see flight cancellations in and out of PG as people are self isolating under the recommendation of Public Health,” says President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority Gordon Duke. “We continue to monitor the situation closely and keep in contact with our airline partners in regards to schedule changes.”

Canadian airlines are making significant reductions and, in some cases, elimination of international and transborder flying. With that in mind, it is important to note the last Puerto Vallarta flight of the 2019/2020 winter season is taking place Sunday, March 22nd. All passengers are reminded to self isolate for 14 days after their return from travel outside of Canada.

Passengers flying in and out of YXS are advised to check our website, www.pgairport.ca, for up to date flight information. Airline websites are also a great source of information, especially when it comes to changing existing reservations.

The airport restaurant, BG Urban Grill, will be running on a reduced schedule and the food and beverage area in the Boarding Lounge will be closed until further notice.

In an effort to help promote social distancing, those picking up or dropping off passengers at the terminal can park in the Short Term Lot at no charge as long as you accompany your vehicle at all times.

As this situation continues to evolve very rapidly, the PGAA will endeavour to keep all stakeholders informed of new developments.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit canada.ca/coronavirus.

Contact:
Lindsay Cotter
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Prince George Airport Authority
250.963.2422

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March 13, 2020

Prince George Airport taking Precautions in Response to COVID-19

Prince George, BC – The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) wants the travelling public to know we continue to follow the guidelines provided by public health officials including the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada and our regional health authority.

“The safety of our employees, tenants and travelling public is of utmost importance and we are doing everything we can to stay on top of this,” says PGAA President and CEO Gordon Duke. “The janitorial team has implemented their high touch point cleaning program, and the PGAA has posted additional signage and installed numerous hand sanitizing stations in the public and employee areas.”

The PGAA has reviewed our pandemic plans and aircraft isolation procedures in response to the possibility of COVID-19 materializing in our region. We are also in discussions with our suppliers to ensure critical products are available, allowing the airport to remain fully operational.

In addition, we have also reached out to our airline partners to review potential scenarios to ensure all our actions maintain the safety of our employees and the travelling public.

The PGAA is encouraging those looking to make changes to their flights follow the direction of their airline by contacting their original booking source despite lengthy hold times. “We are starting to see a backlog of people coming to YXS to make changes to their flights which is impacting day to day operations” says Duke.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit canada.ca/coronavirus.

Contact:
Lindsay Cotter
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Prince George Airport Authority
250.963.2422