Wednesday, January 27, 2021

City Council has few notes to share on Air Service status

Mayor Brain responded to a question on air service in Prince
Rupert at Monday's council session

The topic of the recently suspended Air Canada Service to and from Prince Rupert made for a short conversation piece at the end of Monday's Prince Rupert Council City session, that as Councillor Gurvinder Randhawa followed up on some inquiries he has received from the public on a status update on efforts to bring some form of service back to the city.

The question was directed to Mayor Lee Brain, who advised that he didn't have much to add to the conversation at this point, noting that work continues by the Airport Manager to speak to Federal and airline officials about the cancellation of service, with nothing to report from those efforts yet.

Mr. Brain also noted that the Chamber of Commerce has been engaged in a survey project related to airport use, which would go towards the combined efforts in the community.

"The only thing we've had is from what the notice from last week, or the week before and  I know that we're working  with the Chamber right now and they're conducting a survey and we've been in contact with our Airport Manager who is working with the airlines and talking with the Federal Government about the airlines. So, once there is an update, we'll definitely notify the community." -- Mayor Lee Brain

As we noted earlier this week, the survey findings have now been released with the focus on the importance of the airport to the region and the impact that the suspension of service is having and will continue to have as it moves on through the next few months.

The Councillors Q and A opportunity can be reviewed from the city's video archive at the forty nine minute mark.

For more notes on Monday's Council session see our Council Timeline Feature here, a wider overview of Council themes is available from our Council Discussion archive.

For items of interest on air transportation in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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