Airport

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

 

The opening ceremony for the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport’s new terminal building took place on Friday night. (Neil Corbett/The News)

New Pitt Meadows Airport terminal celebrated

Future of aviation looks bright at YPK as new terminal officially opens

 

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

 

Bud and Ross Granley take to the skies at the 2008 Flight Fest. (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

Bud and Ross Granley take to the skies at the 2008 Flight Fest. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress File)
The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building is still being finished, but has been occupied for about two months. (Neil Corbett/The News)

New terminal highlights Pitt Meadows Airport improvements

Hangars, aviation school projects underway, riverfront development planned

The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building is still being finished, but has been occupied for about two months. (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)
Pitt Meadows Airport. (File photo)

Pitt Meadows resident describes “near collision” at airport

A Transport Canada filing reveals there was a ‘potential conflict’

Pitt Meadows Airport. (File 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)
Cascadia Air has started a new air taxi service between Pitt Meadows and Campbell River. (Black Press)

Airline starts new air taxi service from Pitt Meadows to Campbell River

Cascadia Air is flying routes not served by larger commercial airlines

Cascadia Air has started a new air taxi service between Pitt Meadows and Campbell River. (Black Press)
Developers are moving mountains to create a new heli park at Pitt Meadows Airport (Neil Corbett/The News)

New infrastructure at Pitt Meadows Airport

Rebuilt terminal building one of many projects at YPK

Developers are moving mountains to create a new heli park at Pitt Meadows Airport (Neil Corbett/The News)
A new seaplane terminal building and Thirsty Goose restaurant on the banks of the Fraser River at the Pitt Meadows Airport is on hold due to the downturn in the economy and aviation industry. (Special to The News)

Thirsty Goose project grounded at Pitt Meadows Airport

New terminal building and other project still going ahead

A new seaplane terminal building and Thirsty Goose restaurant on the banks of the Fraser River at the Pitt Meadows Airport is on hold due to the downturn in the economy and aviation industry. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

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  • Sep 2, 2020
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Maple Ridge residents are complaining about more air traffic say city councillors. (Contributed)

Increased air traffic over east Maple Ridge brings complaints says councillor

YPK manager says more flying practice in training area the likely cause

Maple Ridge residents are complaining about more air traffic say city councillors. (Contributed)
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)
Guy Miller, general manager of the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. (Contributed)

Pitt Meadows Airport GM talks noise mitigation

Guy Miller presents plan to reduce volume around busy flight space

  • Jul 22, 2020
Guy Miller, general manager of the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. (Contributed)
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.
Airport Day, that was set to take place on July 4 at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, has been postponed. (Contributed photo)

Pitt Meadows Airport Day postponed due to COVID-19

Refunds for sponsors and marketplace vendors available

Airport Day, that was set to take place on July 4 at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, has been postponed. (Contributed photo)
The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)

Investigation finds lack of communication led to near-miss at Trail airport

A plane almost collided with an airport vehicle in December 2018

The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)