Airport

Taxiway and apron work at the West Kootenay Regional airport will begin this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar airport gets $2 million ‘game-changer’ grant

Money is for taxiway and apron improvements at the West Kootenay Regional Airport

 

A passenger checks her phone as an Air China passenger jet taxi past at the Beijing Capital International airport in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. China will drop a COVID-19 quarantine requirement for passengers arriving from abroad starting Jan. 8. The National Health Commission announced the change Monday, Dec. 26, 2022 as part of the latest easing of China’s once strict virus control measures. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Wastewater off flights from China to Vancouver will soon be tested for COVID-19

Pilot project coming into effect alongside new federal mandate for COVID tests

 

A woman searches for her luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays on Dec. 20, 2022. Two weeks later, the airport says it’s still working to reunite hundreds of pieces of luggage with travellers. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

About 1,500 bags still stranded at YVR following B.C. storm

Airport says it’s working with airlines to return people’s leftover luggage

 

Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)

Holiday travelling woes hopefully waned with shuttle between Kelowna/Vancouver airports

Kelowna Airport has partnered with Cheers! Okanagan Tours

Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)
The Kelowna airport is full of passengers hoping to get to their destination for the holiday season. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘I’m just a number, not a person’: Kelowna traveller re-routed and stranded in Victoria

Cam Lainchbury was told that WestJet does not have enough pilots qualified to fly in poor weather

The Kelowna airport is full of passengers hoping to get to their destination for the holiday season. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
An emergency exercise will take place at the West Kootenay Regional Airport this week. Photo: Betsy Kline
An emergency exercise will take place at the West Kootenay Regional Airport this week. Photo: Betsy Kline
Ionut Bordieanu (left) with Greenco Robots and Neil Janssen with Bouygues double check the new cleaning robots at Kelowna International Airport before sending them off on their duties (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Flying into the future: New cleaning robots at Kelowna airport first in Canada

YLW has purchased 3 Greenco Robots to assist with facility maintenance

Ionut Bordieanu (left) with Greenco Robots and Neil Janssen with Bouygues double check the new cleaning robots at Kelowna International Airport before sending them off on their duties (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Security line ups stretched throughout the YVR airport in Vancouver Aug. 28, causing multi-hour delays for some travellers. (@KalebKorol/Twitter)

Security screener shortage to blame for multi-hour delays at Vancouver airport

Travellers told to arrive at least 3 hours before departure time Sunday (Aug. 28)

Security line ups stretched throughout the YVR airport in Vancouver Aug. 28, causing multi-hour delays for some travellers. (@KalebKorol/Twitter)
Exhausted travellers having a nap in the airport. (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)

B.C. woman collapses in airport after living there for days due to flight cancellations

Carla Leinweber, 66, gave up on her vacation after flights were cancelled countless times over 5 days

Exhausted travellers having a nap in the airport. (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)
A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday, May 22, at the Vernon Regional Airport. (File photo)

Plane makes emergency landing Sunday at Okanagan airport

Nobody injured after small plane touches down at Vernon Regional Airport without landing gear extended

A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday, May 22, at the Vernon Regional Airport. (File photo)
The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be getting new runway lighting. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport to get runway lighting upgrades

Castlegar’s airport will get new solar LED runway edge lights

The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be getting new runway lighting. Photo: Betsy Kline
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)

Officer saves baby who wasn’t breathing at U.S. airport

It was unclear why the baby stopped breathing

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Snowy conditions main factor in landing gear collapse at northwest B.C. airport: TSB

Jan. 31, 2020 incident resulted in substantial damage to plane, temporary closure of Terrace airport

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
View of YZZ live cam, Dec. 15. Image: Trail.ca

Trail Airport installs new weather system

AWOS uses ceilometer to gauge real-time weather and precise height of the cloud level

View of YZZ live cam, Dec. 15. Image: Trail.ca
Pilots Sarah Fehr and Douglas Noblet stand near the plane they used to take a woman from Nelson to Kelowna for a medical appointment. The round trip Thursday was the first offered out of Nelson’s airport by Angel Flight East Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Two wings and no prayers required: Angel Flight East Kootenay begins trips from Nelson

Charity offers free flights from Nelson to Kelowna for passengers with medical needs

Pilots Sarah Fehr and Douglas Noblet stand near the plane they used to take a woman from Nelson to Kelowna for a medical appointment. The round trip Thursday was the first offered out of Nelson’s airport by Angel Flight East Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Near empty waiting areas at the flight gates are pictured at Vancouver International Airport, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Airlines in Canada and around the world are suffering financially due to the lack of travel and travel bans due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Feds to implement temperature checks for travellers entering, leaving Canada

Land borders with the U.S. remain closed to non-essential traffic

Near empty waiting areas at the flight gates are pictured at Vancouver International Airport, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Airlines in Canada and around the world are suffering financially due to the lack of travel and travel bans due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
From left to right: Pilot Doug Noblet and Co-pilot Sarah, Passenger Ed Bradford and Angel Flights representative Bob Kitching. (Photo: Robert Wisla)

Angel Flight takes flight from Creston after being grounded by COVID-19

Angel Flight is a volunteer-run organization which gives people flights to doctors appointments

From left to right: Pilot Doug Noblet and Co-pilot Sarah, Passenger Ed Bradford and Angel Flights representative Bob Kitching. (Photo: Robert Wisla)
The red and white Snowbirds remain on the ground following the May 17 crash in Kamloops. Kamloops this Week.

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

  • May 25, 2020
The red and white Snowbirds remain on the ground following the May 17 crash in Kamloops. Kamloops this Week.
$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon

$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon

No nighttime flights are allowed to leave or land in Grand Forks until the beacon is fixed

$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon