The landing success rate at the West Kootenay Regional Airport in January was 39 per cent, according to the City of Castlegar. That means 64 out of 105 scheduled flights did not land.
The seven-year average for January, starting in 2010, is 45 per cent.
This year’s January statistic ties with 2010 for the lowest January number in seven years. The highest January landing success rate was 73 per cent in 2012.
A recent study of the airport commissioned by Nav Canada, the company that oversees navigational systems in Canadian airports, concluded that even with the most advanced technology, landing stats at the airport cannot be improved, regardless of the airline or the type of aircraft used.