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Fort St. John airport receives $720,000

Passenger counts through the North Peace Regional Airport dropped last year to levels not seen in a decade
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North Peace Regional Airport

The North Peace Regional Airport is receiving $720,000 in provincial support.

The funding is part of a $16.5-million package the province says will help maintain air terminals, runways, and other operations for the essential movement of goods and people.

"Our government is working to keep vital services operating during this unprecedented time, and this funding will help British Columbians - especially those in rural areas of the province - have a safe and reliable way to travel to essential appointments," said Transportation Minister Rob Fleming in a statement.

Passenger counts through the North Peace Regional Airport dropped last year to levels not seen in a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The airport saw 122,368 passengers on commercial flights come through the terminal in 2020, down more than half from a record 278,720 passengers in 2019.

Most of last year's passengers, an estimated 95%, were travelling for business, while leisure travel plummeted. The figures do not include chartered flights.

Other airports receiving funding in the northeast are:

  • Dawson Creek Regional Airport: $360,000

  • Northern Rockies Regional Airport: $360,000

  • Fort Ware (Kwadacha) Airport: $360,000

  • Chetwynd Airport: $90,000

  • Mackenzie Airport: $90,000

  • Valemount Airport: $37,000

  • Tumbler Ridge Airport: $34,000


Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.