Victoria International Airport

Victoria Airport Authority president/CEO Geoff Dickson, joined by transport minister parliamentary secretary Annie Koutrakis, speaks about new federal funding for the airport. The Wednesday announcement at YYJ came less than 24 hours after the airport was shut down for several hours upon discovery of a suspicious package at the departures check-in. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Victoria International Airport receives $1.3 million for safety upgrades

Pandemic-spurred federal help for YYJ over $4 million, including past relief funding

 

Passengers with their luggage wait outside the arrivals area at Victoria International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. The airport was closed to commercial traffic for several hours after an RCMP bomb squad was called. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

UPDATE: Greater Victoria man faces mischief charges after attempting to fly with hand grenades

Police still investigating after decommissioned devices cause closure of Victoria airport

 

The Victoria International Airport lost almost $50 million in revenue over 2020 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pandemic drop in air traffic cost Victoria International Airport nearly $50 million

Passenger counts dropped to around 575,000 in 2020 and 2021, from over 1.9 million in 2019

 

International flight from and to Victoria International Airport will resume on Nov. 30, the earliest possible date as identified by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)

First Seattle flight to arrive at Victoria International Airport since pandemic began

Victoria-Seattle route scheduled to resume on Nov. 30 with one arriving, one departing flight

International flight from and to Victoria International Airport will resume on Nov. 30, the earliest possible date as identified by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)
The federal government announced Tuesday that Victoria International Airport, among eight airports across Canada, can reopen for international air travel effective Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria International Airport cleared for take-off on international travel

Cross-border trips cleared for Nov. 30, but it may take some time to see flights resume

The federal government announced Tuesday that Victoria International Airport, among eight airports across Canada, can reopen for international air travel effective Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)

August hits record-breaking number of flight exposures through Victoria

20 flights with cases of COVID-19 onboard reported through YYJ for August so far

A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)
This conceptual rendering shows revisions to the proposed warehouse in Sidney on land under the authority of the Victoria Airport Authority. York Realty, which plans to build, then lease the building, said significant changes to the massing and height of the building respond to community feedback. (Rendering courtesy of York Realty)

Amazon confirmed as Victoria International Airport warehouse tenant

Airport Authority, York Realty to work with area stakeholders to build roundabout

This conceptual rendering shows revisions to the proposed warehouse in Sidney on land under the authority of the Victoria Airport Authority. York Realty, which plans to build, then lease the building, said significant changes to the massing and height of the building respond to community feedback. (Rendering courtesy of York Realty)
The Victoria International Airport is one of three Vancouver Island regional airports receiving federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island airports part of $11.7-million federal injection package

Funding aims to help Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley airports maintain regional connectivity

The Victoria International Airport is one of three Vancouver Island regional airports receiving federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)

Swoop announces direct flights from Victoria to Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta

The low-cost carrier began nonstop service to Toronto on June 24 as well

Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)
The new wing at the Victoria International Airport opened up on Thursday (File contributed/YYJ)

Pandemic takes ‘hundreds of millions’ out of Victoria Airport, Vancouver Island economy

Airport authority head says passenger volumes down as much as 98 per cent

The new wing at the Victoria International Airport opened up on Thursday (File contributed/YYJ)
A total of 10 flight exposures have affected the Victoria International Airport in April so far, making it the highest monthly total since the start of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria hits record-breaking number of monthly COVID-19 flight exposures

As of April 21, 10 flight exposures reported for the month

A total of 10 flight exposures have affected the Victoria International Airport in April so far, making it the highest monthly total since the start of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Transport Canada does not list Victoria International Airport as an internationally designated airport, but one official says the airport is not about to lose that designation. (Black Press Media File)

Victoria airport falls off Canada’s list of international airports

Airport official says that’s temporary because of COVID, YYJ not going to lose designation

Transport Canada does not list Victoria International Airport as an internationally designated airport, but one official says the airport is not about to lose that designation. (Black Press Media File)
A recently finished $4.3-million taxiway extension at the Victoria International Airport (not pictured) is unusable because of a blind spot. (Black Press Media file photo)

Blind spot leaves Victoria airport’s new $4.3-million taxiway extension unusable

Solution has been put on hold by COVID-19 pandemic, says airport authority

A recently finished $4.3-million taxiway extension at the Victoria International Airport (not pictured) is unusable because of a blind spot. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Air Canada flight that landed in Victoria

Passengers on the flight should self-monitor for symptoms, says BCCDC