Nanaimo Airport’s passenger terminal will get busier with passengers boarding additional flights bound for Calgary this spring.
Air Canada announced Tuesday it will offer direct daily flights to Calgary beginning May 1.
The new Calgary run has room for up to 74 passengers. The airline currently offers eight daily flights to Vancouver during its summer schedule.
WestJet began Nanaimo-to-Calgary flights in June of last year.
Nanaimo Airport, handled 33.3 per cent more passengers per month from January until June in 2014 over the same period in 2013. Year-to-date passenger numbers for 2014 are nearly 20 per cent higher overall than for 2013.