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More funds for YXS, this time for operational upgrades

Just one day after announcing renovations to its baggage screening system, YXS is getting, even more, funding, this time for operational upgrades.

Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) board of directors approved $368,418 to improve aspects of the Prince George Airport.

Some renovations, like a terminal upgrade, are scheduled for spring. By renovating the terminal, airport workers can add space to attract new flight partners. Planned lobby adjustments will eliminate gusting winds and a vacuum created when one of the gates opens.

Other plans have a more immediate impact. Airport Authority C-E-O John Gibson notes the older manual signs in the hold room have been updated with new, digital ones.

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“That allows us to have a more flexible turnover of which carrier and which flights are at the gates, which allows us to get better efficiencies out of each of the gates without having to do a major expansion.”

NDIT is investing $250,000 into these three projects, and another $118,418 to automate fuel sale management. Letting computers deal with this aspect ensures that reasonably priced fuel is available and staff can focus on other priorities.

All upgrades are valued at $683,886.

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