YCD: Airport Asks Residents to “Show Your Love”. Securing non-stop service to Edmonton has been a top priority for the Nanaimo Airport team for several years. Unfortunately the dropping oil prices have created a new priority for one of our Airline partners.
“With major economic influences at play, such as the recession in Alberta, WestJet Encore has made the difficult decision to suspend service from Nanaimo to Edmonton starting March 5,” says Mike Hooper, President and CEO of Nanaimo Airport (YCD).” We’re told we are not alone as a number of cities in several western provinces are affected by route cancellations and frequency reductions.”
WestJet Encore’s twice daily service to Calgary will remain. Central Island residents will be able to continue to fly to Edmonton via connections in Calgary or Vancouver.
“We understand it’s the right business decision for WestJet,” says Hooper. “So we need to use the time that’s left to ensure when the economy picks up, YCD-YEG is one of the first routes to be reinstated.”
The Nanaimo Edmonton non-stop service started in December 2015. As these are non-peak travel months, the Airport team is realistic it will need residents’ help to demonstrate the full potential for the route.
With that in mind, the Airport kicks off the “Show Your Love” campaign, created to encourage Central Island Residents to share the strong connection and commitment they have to Edmonton and why this route is important. Read More
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