Prince George Airport Authority Q1 Update

Prince George, – Passenger numbers at the Prince George Airport (YXS) continue to grow at a steady pace so far this year. Compared to the same quarter last year, enplaning and deplaning passengers are up 44%.

The month of January saw an increase of 59%, February sat at 43% and March ended at 33% more passengers compared to the same months last year.

“We continue to see an uptick in people using our airport, although we aren’t close to pre-pandemic passenger levels. This is good, healthy growth.” says PG Airport Authority President (PGAA) and CEO, Gordon Duke. “We continue to monitor flight loads, schedules and community feedback to bring suggestions forward to our air carrier partners.”

In the coming weeks, expansion of our Combined Services Building will be complete, adding space for two aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles (ARFF). A new ARFF firetruck will be arriving in July and will be stored in this new climate-controlled facility.

The PGAA continues to work with the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation after the signing of our historic Collaboration Agreement in February. This is an ongoing partnership between the two parties and we look forward to expanding economic and cultural relationships.

Air Service continues to be a big priority for the PGAA. Starting May 1st, WestJet is increasing their direct service between YXS and Calgary (YYC) by adding two additional flights each week. Come May 18th, another pair of flights to YYC will be added bringing the number to nine flights a week up from the current five. As of July 1st, Air Canada will be adding an extra flight to Vancouver bringing the daily service to four flights per day.

Lindsay Andreza
Manager of Communications & Community Relations
Prince George Airport Authority