The airport improvement fee for all departing passengers from the Prince George Airport is increasing by $10, from $25 to $35 in the new year.
The new fee will apply to travel beginning on or after January 1, 2024, for tickets purchased after December 1, 2023.
“Over the next five years the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is projected to spend $50 million dollars on capital projects to keep the airport operating safely and efficiently” says PGAA President and CEO Gordon Duke.
“Passenger fees remained the same as we weathered the impacts of the global pandemic and passenger traffic is slow to return to pre-Covid levels. We did not take this decision lightly and our leadership team has done everything we could to delay this increase, however we are at a point where we have to make these hard decisions in order to ensure this vital link in and out of our region is set up to succeed.”
Duke said some of the long-term infrastructure capital needs include a runway overlay on the main runway, the construction of a Runway End Safety Area (RESA) and other regulatory requirements.
It's the first increase of the airport improvement fee since January 1, 2016.