YQQ open for Island business

Comx Valley Airport back in action, says CEO.

To the Editor,

The Comox Valley Airport is pleased to report to all North Island residents that YQQ has returned to the level of reliability that our passengers expect and deserve.  If you are reading this letter, it is likely that either you or someone you know has experienced a delay or cancellation out of YQQ due to the landing restrictions that were previously in effect.

Thankfully, landing limits have been brought back to normal at Comox and we are once again one of the most reliable airports in the province.

The Comox Valley Airport has launched a social media campaign to encourage residents to share this news with their friends and family.

Our airport supports hundreds of jobs and injects millions of dollars per year into our local economy. Including the influence on tourism in the area, combined economic output for the North Island is estimated at about $26 million a year for a single daily Boeing 737 flight.

I am pleased that WestJet shares our confidence in YQQ’s reliability. Our long-time partner has committed to increased frequency beginning in January 2015. This additional year-round, daily flight to Calgary will open up about 14 WestJet markets that were previously not served from Comox in at least one direction, including popular sunspots like Varadero and Cabo San Lucas.

Whether travelling for a vacation, a business trip, commuting to work or attending an important family function, North Island residents depend on the Comox Valley Airport to get them to where they need to go. You can rest assured that you will be well-served by YQQ any time of the year.

Fred Bigelow,

Comox Valley Airport CEO

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