The Prince George Airport has faced some severe economic distress due to the pandemic.
Chair of Prince George Airport Authority, Dean Mason and CEO of Prince George Airport Authority presented their 2020 economic report, along with the plan in rehabilitating the airport’s economic position at the city council meeting today (Monday).
“It will be around 3 to 5 years before YXS gets back on its pre-pandemic passenger levels”, says Duke.
Duke also noted that the airport saw a 96% drop in passengers when comparing April 2019 to April 2020.
“There were about 600 departures in January, compared to just 20 in May,” adds Duke.
YXS now has a Strategic Plan for 2025, which includes engaging with the Prince George community and it’s stakeholders, growing the airports global market and maintaining a strong financial position.
Despite the severe implications 2020 had on YXS, Duke says that YXS in comparison to other Canadian Airports is in pretty good financial shape.
Alongside the presentation of the Airport’s economic status and rehabilitation plan, the CEO and Chair of the Airport Authority spoke positively on the introduction of Flair Airlines to YXS, with travel dates starting on Sunday (August 23rd).
Yes, its true. @FlairAirlines will be operating flights to #vancouver and #edmonton starting Aug 23rd. They operate a 737-800 jet and fares start at $58. Book today: https://t.co/0VD2ojkGVa #cityofpg pic.twitter.com/K6iXm2bMpB
— YXS – PG Airport (@FlyYXS) July 23, 2020