Prince George Airport Celebrates Airport Workers Day

Today, airports across Canada will celebrate the inaugural Airport Workers Day. It is a day of recognition for the people who keep Canada moving and their vital contribution to our communities and our economies.

“By celebrating the dynamic and diverse people who work in our airports, we aim to shine a light on the many career opportunities that are possible within Canada’s aviation sector. Airport Workers Day represents our gratitude for the more than 200,000 people who work, day in and day out, to keep Canadians and our economy moving,” said Monette Pasher, President of the Canadian Airports Council.

This celebration will be part of a coordinated national event led by the Canadian Airport Council (CAC), in coordination with 35 Canadian airports showing appreciation for airport staff with in-person events taking place at airports throughout the day.

The Prince George Airport will be celebrating all the people that make the day-to-day operation of YXS possible with a community BBQ while showcasing new equipment and emergency response vehicle shelter; a state-of-the-art runway sweeper and a Rosenbauer Panther fire truck made possible through funding from the Airport Capital Assistance Program.

“Today, we join airports across Canada in celebrating the inaugural Airport Workers Day. This day is a tribute to the dedicated professionals who keep our airports running smoothly and safely, ensuring the seamless movement of people and goods. Their unwavering commitment and hard work are the backbone of our aviation industry and play a critical role in our communities and economies. We are proud to recognize and honor these individuals who go above and beyond every day. Their dedication, expertise, and passion inspire us all. On behalf of the Prince George Airport Authority, I extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all airport workers for their exceptional contributions,” says Gordon Duke, President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority.

Kristy Mclean
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
Prince George Airport Authority

About Prince George Airport

Strategically located in Central British Columbia and boasting Canada’s fourth longest runway, Prince George Airport (YXS) is the gateway to B.C.’s North. Prince George Airport is a key partner in the region’s economic and social development, with a vibrant role in supporting the delivery of commercial aviation operations, in addition to medevac and wildfire fighting services. Prince George is recognized for innovation, strong community involvement and a robust corporate commitment to safety, security and customer service excellence.

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About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada’s airports community. Its 60 members represent more than 100 airports, including all of the privately-operated National Airports System (NAS) airports and many municipal airports across Canada.

Prior to the pandemic, Canada’s airports supported nearly 200,000 jobs, generating $13 billion in wages and $7 billion in taxes to all levels of government.