Airport enjoys record-setting year

A record-setting 506,486 passengers passed through airport over 2018, according to the Prince George Airport Authority.

It was also the first time the airport has exceeded 500,000 passengers in its 77 years of operation at the current site, the PGAA noted. The mark was narrowly missed in 2017 when 499,125 passengers passed through its gates.

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"Prince George Airport's passenger growth is an indication of the economic strength and importance of our area." said PGAA president and CEO John Gibson.

"We have been growing steadily and are continuing to rehabilitate and improve the airport to best serve the higher volume of passengers."

Four airlines offer scheduled services between 12 destinations including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria and, on a seasonal basis, Puerto Vallarta from the airport.

In excess of 28 businesses with over 200 employees work from the airport, including charter and helicopter companies, aircraft maintenance providers, and government agencies.

The PGAA is an independent not for profit organization, governed by a board of directors appointed from the community, and operating on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh.

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