BC Business Magazine

Project Runway

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It's not just spring break that has B.C.'S airports booming. Here's a closer look at an industry that's really taking off

by Melissa Edwards

300+

There are airports, airfields, heliports and float plane aerodromes in B.C.

36

are federally certified as airports

8

are owned by Transport Canada

4

are part of the National Airport System (NAS)

B.C. airports 20% manage of Canada's total airport traffic and 1/4 almost of its takeoffs and landings Airport activities support the employment of 126,000 people across the province

$10

Price the City of Abbotsford paid to the federal government to take ownership of its airport in 1997

Airport revenue in 2018: $3.8 million

Projected annual revenue for 2020: $4.8 million

B.C.'S FIRST:

AIRCRAFT TAKEOFF – 1910 (from Minoru Park Racetrack, Richmond) AIRFIELD – 1927 (Lansdowne Road, Victoria) SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICE

– 1928 (Vancouver-victoria-seattle) PASSENGER DEPARTURE FEE – 1993 (YVR; $15 for those leaving B.C.)

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