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New managing airport director

YXJ introduces 25-year air industry veteran Carolyn Turner as new lead
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Carolyn Turner is taking on the role of managing director at the North Peace Regional Airport in Fort. St. John

The contractor for the North Peace Regional Airport has introduced its new managing director.

The Vantage Airport Group announcing Monday that Carolyn Turner will take on the role left vacant with the departure of Mike Karsseboom.

“We are delighted to welcome Carolyn to North Peace Regional Airport and the Vantage team,” said Vantage Airport Group vice-president Cathie Puckering.

“Carolyn’s demonstrated leadership and industry experience from operations to business development roles and flight operations to airport management make her a tremendous fit.”

Turner began in aviation with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Since then, she earned pilot licenses to fly gliders, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

She's also no stranger to the north having worked in the Air Operations section of the Yukon Government’s Wildland Fire Management brigade.

“I am pleased to be joining the team and North Peace community in this role,” said Turner.

“I look forward to continuing the development of YXJ as a progressive facility that offers great flight options through our carriers, including sun charters, by growing our commercial and general aviation traffic, and providing more food and beverage options in the terminal as demand for travel ramps up again.”

Although exact numbers weren't released, the airport is reporting it's on track to double its 2021 figures this year for the number of passengers taking off and landing from the facility.

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