Airport

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)

 

Looking south from the Chilliwack Airport, which is getting a new automated weather system. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Skies will be the limit once Chilliwack Airport gets new automated weather system

Council approved purchase of new weather observing system for $169, 244

 

Kyle Fowler performs in his 1986 Long EZ during the 2022 Chilliwack Flight Fest over the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Aerobatic pilots soar over Chilliwack at Flight Fest

Thousands came out to 28th annual free airshow at Chilliwack Airport

 

Bud and Ross Granley perform during Chilliwack Flight Fest on Aug. 17, 2008. Ross Granley will be back for the 2022 Flight Fest on Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Free airshow, Flight Fest, returns to Chilliwack skies

Family-friendly event set for Sunday, Aug. 21 at Chilliwack Airport

Bud and Ross Granley perform during Chilliwack Flight Fest on Aug. 17, 2008. Ross Granley will be back for the 2022 Flight Fest on Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

USAF Thunderbirds roar into Abbotsford for annual airshow

Popular American flight team will perform Saturday and Sunday

A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The USAF Thunderbirds take to the skies at 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford International Airshow.

Abbotsford International Airshow celebrates 60th anniversary

US Air Force Thunderbirds among highlights of event from Aug. 5 to 7

The USAF Thunderbirds take to the skies at 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford International Airshow.
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)
Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Daily flights from Chilliwack to 6 B.C. destinations celebrated with Cascadia Air ribbon-cutting

A ‘very great, professional approach’ to scheduled air service from Chilliwack, says airport rep

Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A video of a WestJet flight taken in June 1997 by Calgary employees to Abbotsford shows flight attendants dressed as nuns, apparently as a spoof of the 1960s TV series The Flying Nun. (Screengrab from video)

WestJet celebrates 25th anniversary at Abbotsford International Airport

First commercial air service out of YXX began June 18, 1997

A video of a WestJet flight taken in June 1997 by Calgary employees to Abbotsford shows flight attendants dressed as nuns, apparently as a spoof of the 1960s TV series The Flying Nun. (Screengrab from video)
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)
People watch an airplane from the Museum of Flight during Flight Fest at the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress File)

Flightfest set to soar once again over Chilliwack

New attractions like drone technology will be at free airshow in Chilliwack this August

People watch an airplane from the Museum of Flight during Flight Fest at the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress File)
(Neil Corbett/The News)

New terminal highlights Pitt Meadows Airport improvements

Hangars, aviation school projects underway, riverfront development planned

(Neil Corbett/The News)
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)
Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)

Abbotsford Airport to cut airlines’ terminal fees in half for international flights

Goal is to attract new routes following impact of COVID-19

Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)
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)
Abbotsford International Airport. Black Press file photo.

Abbotsford Airport had 4th highest traffic in Canada in 2020, and its number are down

Statistics Canada report describes a ‘devastating year’ for air travel

Abbotsford International Airport. Black Press file photo.
New airport CEO Tamara Vrooman has always been passionate about business and serving her community. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Airport Authority)

Vancouver airport’s new CEO envisions lofty future

Tamara Vrooman is rising to the challenge

  • Aug 20, 2020
New airport CEO Tamara Vrooman has always been passionate about business and serving her community. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Airport Authority)
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
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.
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