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Airport traffic approaches new heights

Nanaimo airport is flying high with new passenger records in January and reaches higher still in its Gaining Altitude – A Million and Beyond campaign.

Mike Hooper, Nanaimo Airport President and CEO, said the airport is on target to meet its goal of one million passengers in summer 2012 opening up potential for new aircraft landings, flight scedules, routes and destinations.

“The more passengers we attract, the more attractive we become as an airport to new carriers,” said Hooper.

Since the campaign started in 2006 YCD has seen 913,000 passengers. Hooper credits the jump to resident support and a recent expansion project that added high intensity runway lights, lead-in lights and a new instrument landing system that improved weather reliability rate.

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