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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has added the Nov. 15 WestJet flight 195 from Calgary to Victoria to its COVID-19 exposure list. (Black Press Media file photo)

New COVID-19 exposure on WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria

The BCCDC has added the Nov. 15 WestJet flight 195 to its exposure list

 

A new air carrier is being sought for Qualicum Beach Airport. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: New air carrier sought for Qualicum Beach Airport

Island Express Air ends operation due to pandemic

 

Coulson Aviation rolls out the Coulson-Unical CU-47, an aerial firefighting conversion similar to Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook, in early March at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. (PHOTO COURTESY COULSON AVIATION)

Vancouver Island’s Coulson Aviation keeps growing

Port Alberni is the hub of administration for a global aviation company

Coulson Aviation rolls out the Coulson-Unical CU-47, an aerial firefighting conversion similar to Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook, in early March at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. (PHOTO COURTESY COULSON AVIATION)
Near empty waiting areas at the flight gates are pictured at Vancouver International Airport, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Airlines in Canada and around the world are suffering financially due to the lack of travel and travel bans due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Feds to implement temperature checks for travellers entering, leaving Canada

Land borders with the U.S. remain closed to non-essential traffic

Near empty waiting areas at the flight gates are pictured at Vancouver International Airport, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Airlines in Canada and around the world are suffering financially due to the lack of travel and travel bans due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Campbell River airport resumed services on June 1. (Photo/Campbell River Mirror)
Campbell River airport resumed services on June 1. (Photo/Campbell River Mirror)
The red and white Snowbirds remain on the ground following the May 17 crash in Kamloops. Kamloops this Week.

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

  • May 25, 2020
The red and white Snowbirds remain on the ground following the May 17 crash in Kamloops. Kamloops this Week.
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)
The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)

Investigation finds lack of communication led to near-miss at Trail airport

A plane almost collided with an airport vehicle in December 2018

The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)
Two boys dressed up as dinosaurs to greet their grandmother; little did they know who— or what— would be greeting them (File contributed/ Tabitha Cooper)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria mom shares ‘insane’ experience of viral dinosaur video

Tabitha Cooper filmed her costumed sons meeting their grandma at the Victoria International Airport

Two boys dressed up as dinosaurs to greet their grandmother; little did they know who— or what— would be greeting them (File contributed/ Tabitha Cooper)
Vancouver International Airport (YVR Airport/Twitter)

Canada to bolster screening of central China passengers for virus at 3 airports

Additional measures will include messaging on arrivals screens in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Vancouver International Airport (YVR Airport/Twitter)
The new wing at the Victoria International Airport opened up on Thursday (File contributed/YYJ)

New wing opens at Victoria International Airport

The 19,000 sq. ft. passenger lounge can hold up to 500 people

The new wing at the Victoria International Airport opened up on Thursday (File contributed/YYJ)
Victoria’s water airport to be one of several in Canada to undergo new safety certification from Transport Canada. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Water airports in Canada currently lack consistent safety certification

An amendment put forward by Transport Canada aims to remedy operational inconsistencies

Victoria’s water airport to be one of several in Canada to undergo new safety certification from Transport Canada. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A hatchet, brass knuckles, torch lighters and pepper spray, as well as a barbecue kit and snow globes were among some of the items pulled during security screenings at the Victoria International Airport over the last two weeks. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Victoria Airport security find knives, nunchucks, bear spray and more in passengers’ bags

Many passengers stopped from carrying prohibited items through security

A hatchet, brass knuckles, torch lighters and pepper spray, as well as a barbecue kit and snow globes were among some of the items pulled during security screenings at the Victoria International Airport over the last two weeks. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Two boys dressed up as dinosaurs to greet their grandmother; little did they know who— or what— would be greeting them (File contributed/ Tabitha Cooper)

VIDEO: Victoria airport guests see T-Rex surprise

Two boys dressed as raptors get a shock when their grandmother comes to greet them

Two boys dressed up as dinosaurs to greet their grandmother; little did they know who— or what— would be greeting them (File contributed/ Tabitha Cooper)
WestJet and Air Canada will continue their use of the Boeing 737-8 MAX planes, which sometimes service the Victoria International Airport (Helmy Oved/Wikimedia Commons)

Victoria International Airport sees Boeing 737-8 MAX in use

Canadian airlines are not grounding flights with plane model involved in Ethiopian crash

WestJet and Air Canada will continue their use of the Boeing 737-8 MAX planes, which sometimes service the Victoria International Airport (Helmy Oved/Wikimedia Commons)
Delta Airlines will no longer be servicing the Victoria International Airport. (File photo)

Delta Air Lines will no longer service the Victoria International Airport

Three daily flights to Seattle will need to shift to other companies

Delta Airlines will no longer be servicing the Victoria International Airport. (File photo)
The Victoria International Airport may be small but it will pass the 2 million passenger mark during the holiday season, forecasted to be a busy time for travellers. (iStock)

Travel tips for passing through Victoria’s main airport this holiday season

It may be small in size but Victoria International Airport was voted one of the top 10 busiest in Canada

The Victoria International Airport may be small but it will pass the 2 million passenger mark during the holiday season, forecasted to be a busy time for travellers. (iStock)
Smoke from wildfires burning in central British Columbia hangs in the air as a seaplane prepares to land on the harbour near the bulk carrier Nanakura, in Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Flights have been grounded between Victoria, Vancouver and Richmond due to poor visibility. File photo

Seaplane flights cancelled between Victoria and Vancouver due to smoke

Harbour Air has grounded flights travelling through the Georgia Strait

Smoke from wildfires burning in central British Columbia hangs in the air as a seaplane prepares to land on the harbour near the bulk carrier Nanakura, in Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Flights have been grounded between Victoria, Vancouver and Richmond due to poor visibility. File photo