Local company Sands Bulk Transport has taken the first steps in developing a fuel farm adjacent the north-end fueling apron of the Prince George Airport. Increased fuel storage, more fuel options and competitive fuel pricing is the desired effect this new project is expected to have on the Prince George Airport product.
First phase of this project will break ground within weeks and will comprise of expanded fuel storage onsite as well includes an off airport rail terminal facility recently completed and already in place. This first phase will service the Prince George airport’s cargo program and as well become a distribution point for aviation fuel in western Canada.
John Gibson, CEO Prince George Airport Authority explained “first and foremost we need fuel volume; we need to be able to have available fuel and storage – at a competitive price. Gibson continued, “Today’s announcement and commitment from Sands Bulk Transport will allow carriers flying into Prince George – passenger and cargo – to have their own fuel onsite – at their own pricing.”
It also allows for more fuel storage and dedicated fuel volumes for adhoc, diversion or charter flights calling on Prince George.
Strategically located on the North Pacific Corridor and on Great Circle air routing -The Prince George Airport Authority is an integral piece in the Asia Pacific Gateway linking the economies of Asia and North America. The airport, with Canada’s third longest commercial runway offers carriers flying trans pacific routings a Canadian alternative to traditional airport or gateway options.