Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is the Vancouver Island gateway of choice for air services. Working to provide a safe, efficient and financially viable airport that offers excellent value and service to all users, and in partnership with others, contributes significantly to the well- being of the community.


Thanks to the completion of the runway expansion, the Nanaimo Airport has seen passenger numbers climb over 100% since 2008.  The Nanaimo Airport had 358,000 passengers use the airport in 2017.


The airport is located just 9 km north of Ladysmith and is serviced by three carriers Air Canada, WestJet and Island Express. This modern airport offers 13 daily flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver and the lower mainland, as well as four direct flights between Nanaimo and Calgary and one daily non-stop flight to Victoria. Airport shuttles and taxis connect the city with the airport and a number of rental car kiosks are conveniently located at YCD.

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