Airport

A passenger checks her phone as an Air China passenger jet taxi past at the Beijing Capital International airport in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. China will drop a COVID-19 quarantine requirement for passengers arriving from abroad starting Jan. 8. The National Health Commission announced the change Monday, Dec. 26, 2022 as part of the latest easing of China’s once strict virus control measures. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Wastewater off flights from China to Vancouver will soon be tested for COVID-19

Pilot project coming into effect alongside new federal mandate for COVID tests

 

A woman searches for her luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays on Dec. 20, 2022. Two weeks later, the airport says it’s still working to reunite hundreds of pieces of luggage with travellers. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

About 1,500 bags still stranded at YVR following B.C. storm

Airport says it’s working with airlines to return people’s leftover luggage

 

Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)

Holiday travelling woes hopefully waned with shuttle between Kelowna/Vancouver airports

Kelowna Airport has partnered with Cheers! Okanagan Tours

 

The Kelowna airport is full of passengers hoping to get to their destination for the holiday season. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘I’m just a number, not a person’: Kelowna traveller re-routed and stranded in Victoria

Cam Lainchbury was told that WestJet does not have enough pilots qualified to fly in poor weather

The Kelowna airport is full of passengers hoping to get to their destination for the holiday season. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Emergency crews participate in mock plane crash exercise at Quesnel Airport

The simulated emergency exercise was held Nov. 16

(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Ionut Bordieanu (left) with Greenco Robots and Neil Janssen with Bouygues double check the new cleaning robots at Kelowna International Airport before sending them off on their duties (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Flying into the future: New cleaning robots at Kelowna airport first in Canada

YLW has purchased 3 Greenco Robots to assist with facility maintenance

  • Oct 9, 2022
Ionut Bordieanu (left) with Greenco Robots and Neil Janssen with Bouygues double check the new cleaning robots at Kelowna International Airport before sending them off on their duties (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Security line ups stretched throughout the YVR airport in Vancouver Aug. 28, causing multi-hour delays for some travellers. (@KalebKorol/Twitter)

Security screener shortage to blame for multi-hour delays at Vancouver airport

Travellers told to arrive at least 3 hours before departure time Sunday (Aug. 28)

Security line ups stretched throughout the YVR airport in Vancouver Aug. 28, causing multi-hour delays for some travellers. (@KalebKorol/Twitter)
Exhausted travellers having a nap in the airport. (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)

B.C. woman collapses in airport after living there for days due to flight cancellations

Carla Leinweber, 66, gave up on her vacation after flights were cancelled countless times over 5 days

Exhausted travellers having a nap in the airport. (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)
A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday, May 22, at the Vernon Regional Airport. (File photo)

Plane makes emergency landing Sunday at Okanagan airport

Nobody injured after small plane touches down at Vernon Regional Airport without landing gear extended

A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday, May 22, at the Vernon Regional Airport. (File photo)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)

Officer saves baby who wasn’t breathing at U.S. airport

It was unclear why the baby stopped breathing

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)
Flights departing from the Prince George Airport have been delayed or cancelled due to a broken de-icing machine. (File Photo)

UPDATE: De-icing returns to Prince George Airport

Flights to Vancouver, Victoria and Kamloops have been cancelled

Flights departing from the Prince George Airport have been delayed or cancelled due to a broken de-icing machine. (File Photo)
Mike Hanrahan (middle) was one of the first passengers to arrive in Quesnel via commercial flight when he stepped off of a Central Mountain Air plane on June 28. Flights had been suspended due to COVID-19 since April of 2002. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council continues to waive passenger fees for Central Mountain Air

The airline says operations in Quesnel have not been profitable since returning

Mike Hanrahan (middle) was one of the first passengers to arrive in Quesnel via commercial flight when he stepped off of a Central Mountain Air plane on June 28. Flights had been suspended due to COVID-19 since April of 2002. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Snowy conditions main factor in landing gear collapse at northwest B.C. airport: TSB

Jan. 31, 2020 incident resulted in substantial damage to plane, temporary closure of Terrace airport

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Central Mountain Air will be landing in Quesnel five times a week starting on June 28. (Black Press File Photo)

Quesnel council waives passenger landing fees for Central Mountain Air

The first flight since April of 2020 will land in Quesnel on June 28

Central Mountain Air will be landing in Quesnel five times a week starting on June 28. (Black Press File Photo)
Central Mountain Air’s Beech 1900D. (Betsy Kline photo)
Central Mountain Air’s Beech 1900D. Photo: Betsy Kline

Quesnel airport will host commercial flights again on June 28

Central Mountain Air announced they will be operating five round trips a week to Vancouver

Central Mountain Air’s Beech 1900D. (Betsy Kline photo)
Central Mountain Air’s Beech 1900D. Photo: Betsy Kline
The runway, taxiway and apron will be repaved at the Quesnel Regional Airport. File Photo

Quesnel airport runway will be repaved thanks to $7 million grant

Transport Canada confirmed the city would be receiving the funds

The runway, taxiway and apron will be repaved at the Quesnel Regional Airport. File Photo
The Quesnel Regional Airport hasn’t hosted commercial public flights since spring of 2020. (Quesnel Observer - File Photo)

Quesnel gets $300K for helipad upgrade

Provincial funding is providing upgrades at local airports across the province

The Quesnel Regional Airport hasn’t hosted commercial public flights since spring of 2020. (Quesnel Observer - File Photo)
The Quesnel Regional Airport hasn’t hosted passenger flights since Central Mountain Air stopped flying into the city in April of 2020 due to a COVID-19 downturn. File Photo

Council trying to attract airlines back to Quesnel

Staff to investigate temporarily waiving landing fees at Quesnel Airport

The Quesnel Regional Airport hasn’t hosted passenger flights since Central Mountain Air stopped flying into the city in April of 2020 due to a COVID-19 downturn. File Photo
Central Mountain Air’s COVID-19-restricted route map. (CMA website)

No commercial flights until 2021 at Quesnel Airport

Central Mountain Air has released its schedule until Febuary 2021, with no stops in the Cariboo

Central Mountain Air’s COVID-19-restricted route map. (CMA website)