Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Transportation on the North Coast -- Air Transportation 2020












Our quick reference and archive of items pertaining to Air Transportation in the Northwest, the North Coast and to the larger centres of Prince George and Vancouver.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada Deployment Notices

2020

Prince Rupert

YPR Prince Rupert Airport website (Arrivals, Departures and Notes)


May

May 8 -- Air Canada resuming service to the North
May 7 -- Flights return to Prince Rupert in June (video)
May 7 -- Air Canada targets June 22 for resumption of service to Prince Rupert  NCR


April

April 9 -- Air Canada Flight Service to Prince Rupert, Smithers and Sandspit to remain suspended until May 31st  NCR


March

March 28 -- Air Canada suspends service to Prince Rupert, leaving only commercial aviation link to Northwest now through Terrace NCR
March 25 -- Air Canada flights suspended (video)
March 24 -- Air Canada moves up Flight suspensions
March 19 -- Prince Rupert Airport keeping essential services open  (video)
March 19 -- Airport Authority and the City of Prince Rupert release statement regarding essential flights
March 19 -- Prince Rupert flights suspended for month of April
March 19 -- Air Canada to suspend service to Prince Rupert, Smithers, Sandspit
March 19 -- City of Prince Rupert/Prince Rupert Port Authority outline response to Air Canada Flight Suspension  NCR
March 19 -- Air Canada Service out of Digby Island Airport to be suspended through to May  NCR
March 11 -- Canada's two major airlines outline COVID-19 notes for passengers as Spring Break approaches  NCR


February

February 12 -- Airport Manager, Board actively seeking expanded airline service for Prince Rupert: Mayor Brain  NCR


January

January 13 -- Apparent Operational issues at YPR left Saturday flight to Prince Rupert scuttled  NCR
January 3 -- Rain for Prince Rupert but it's a Winter storm warning in effect for Terrace/Kitimat and Smithers regions  NCR


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Terrace (North Coast Inland)

YXT Terrace Airport website (Arrivals, Departures and Notes)


May

May 5 -- Nav Canada suspends overnight air navigation services at Terrace airport

April

April 17 -- Airport passenger numbers plummet in March
April 7 -- Airline passenger flying from Terrace to Vancouver in March tested positive for COVID 19
April 6 -- Terrace to Vancouver airline passenger tests positive for COVID-19
April 6 -- Terrace flight of March among those on COVID list for the BC Centre for Disease Control  NCR


March

March 27 -- Northwest Regional Airport says ridership extremely low amid COVID-19
March 25 -- Air Canada flights suspended (video)
March 24 -- Air Canada moves up Flight suspensions
March 23 -- Terrace Airport precautions (video)
March 23 -- Northwest Regional Airport takes steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19
March 20 -- Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspend operations
March 19 -- Air Canada to suspend flights to all Northwest airports except Terrace
March 18 -- Emergency landing at Terrace Airport (video)
March 18-- WestJet flight to Vancouver made an emergency landing at the Northwest Regional Airport 
March 12 -- Northwest Regional Airport upgrades increase city building stats
March 11 -- Canada's two major airlines outline COVID-19 notes for passengers as Spring Break approaches  NCR
March 6 -- Passenger increase continues at Northwest Regional Airport 


February

February 10 -- Health Ministry mulling over helipad for new Mills Memorial Hospital
February 4 -- WestJet investigation (video)
February 3 -- WestJet landing incident at Northwest Regional Airport (video)
February 3 -- A WestJet flight experienced a rough landing at the Northwest Regional Airport
February 3 -- Flights resume at YXT
February 2 -- Northwest Regional Airport resumes operations after weekend incident
February 2 -- Airport reopened after plane's nose collapses, skids off runway during landing in Terrace
February 1 -- Crews enroute to remove damaged plane from Terrace airport runway
February 1 -- Northwest Regional Terrace Kitimat Airport Closed
February 1 -- Airport closed after plane's nose collapses, skids off runway during landing in Terrace
February 1 -- Airplane incident closes Northwest Regional Airport  NCR


January

January 13 -- Terrace-Kitimat airport sets new passenger record
January 3 -- Limited visibility on Highway 16 and cancelled flights in Terrace, snow Storm warning

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Smithers

YYD Smithers Regional Airport website (Arrivals, Departures and Notes)

April

April 9 -- Central Mountain Air to suspend scheduled flights during COVID crisis
April 9 -- Air Canada Flight Service to Prince Rupert, Smithers and Sandspit to remain suspended until May 31st  NCR



March

March 25 -- Air Canada flights suspended (video)
March 25 -- Air Canada suspends flights into Smithers Regional Airport
March 24 -- Air Canada moves up Flight suspensions
March 24 -- Air Canada suspends flights at Smithers Regional Airport for remainder of March
March 20 -- Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspend operations
March 20 -- Smithers travel company trying to bring people home
March 19 -- Air Canada temporarily suspending flights to Smithers
March 19 -- Air Canada, Central Mountain Air cancel all flights to YYD for April

February

February 12 -- Smithers business owner to start airport shuttle
February 7 -- Smithers based Central Mountain Air gains new CEO  NCR
February 5 -- Air Canada promises to take closer look at pricing between Smithers and Vancouver

January

January 16 -- Survey finds Smithers airport is one of the cheapest airports for airlines to operate
January 3 -- Limited visibility, slippery sections on highways, flights cancelled

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Haida Gwaii



April

April 9 -- Air Canada Flight Service to Prince Rupert, Smithers and Sandspit to remain suspended until May 31st  NCR


March

March 20 -- Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspend operations
March 19 -- Air Canada to suspend service to Prince Rupert, Smithers, Sandspit
March 19 -- Air Canada Service out of Digby Island Airport/Sandspit to be suspended through to May  NCR


January

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YXS Prince George

YXS Prince George Airport website (Arrivals, Departures and Notes)

May

May 5 -- YXS CEO seeking additional help from Federal Government

April

April 21 -- Airport remains open through pandemic; passenger number drop 44 per cent
April 21 -- PG Airport sees dramatic drop in flights, passenger numbers
April 21 -- Airport seeing 'massive dip' in flights, passengers
April 2 -- Feds give airport break on rent
April 1 -- "I am not going to candy-coat it, it's been tough": YXS CEO on slashed revenue

March

March 21 -- YXS passengers face reduced flight schedules, cancellations
March 20 -- Pacific Coastal Airlines suspends operations
March 17 -- COVID-19 Impact being felt at airport as flights being cancelled 
March 17 -- YXS makes changes amid coronavirus pandemic
March 17 -- Direct flights to Puerto Vallarta end Sunday
March 13 -- Airport taking precautions in response to COVID-19
March 13 -- YXS taking precautions amid response to COVID-19
March 13 -- Airport to remain Open
March 13 -- Airport stepping up disease precautions
March 5 -- Central Mountain Air announces new routes between Alberta and northern BC
March 5 -- CMA offering direct flights to Calgary



February 

February 11 -- Tourism PG excited for WestJet upgrades at YXS

January

January 28 -- Different atmosphere between YVR and YXS in midst of coronavirus outbreak
January 15 -- Airport passenger numbers down slightly in 2019
January 15 -- Air travel in Prince George stymied by cold winter weather
January 15 -- YXS saw fewer people fly in 2019 than 2018
January 15 -- Airport Traffic down in 2019

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YVR Vancouver

YVR Vancouver Airport website (Arrivals, Departures and Notes)





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KTN Ketchikan International Airport

Ketchikan Airport website



May

May 4 -- Alaskan airline serving many communities, including Ketchikan heads towards bankruptcy  NCR

April

April 9 -- Airline schedule change impacts connecting flights through Juneau


March

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February

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January



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