July 15, 2021
Prince George, BC –Passenger numbers at the Prince George Airport (YXS) were up significantly in comparison to the second quarter of 2020; however, passenger volumes are still down 54% year to date. The airport saw 7,427 passengers in April, 8,124 passengers in May, and 12,870 passengers in June. June 2021 saw the most monthly passengers since March 2020. In terms of air service, the Prince George Airport is seeing growth with Flair starting back up and expanded schedules from both Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal. There is more to come in the third quarter of the year.
“We are so happy to see air service and passenger numbers increasing,” says President and CEO Gordon Duke. “We are looking forward to this trend continuing as COVID restrictions decrease, allowing for more recreational travel.”
On the customer service side of things, Farmhouse Catering Company Ltd. has opened up a Gourmet Express in the departures lounge with plans to open a full restaurant pre-security later in the year. Our new long-term parking equipment arrived early in the quarter and has been installed. This is a long-standing customer complaint that the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is happy to see resolved.
The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) would like to remind the public that masks are to be worn at all times when in the terminal as per Transport Canada regulations. We are happy to announce that non-passengers are now allowed to be inside the terminal. Effective August 15, 2021 we will no longer be waiving short-term parking fees for those who remain with their vehicle. The Prince George Airport Authority is looking forward to what the next quarter will bring. We’re ready when you are.