Victoria International Airport

North Saanich’s share of the new proposed roundabout near the Amazon facility drops to 17.2 per cent from 20 per cent, drawing criticism from Coun. Scott Garnett, who wants North Saanich to honour its commitment of 20 per cent toward the project. North Saanich’s Mayor Peter Jones says he won’t comment about Garnett’s comments. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich mayor won’t comment on Sidney councillor’s roundabout complaints

Peter Jones added he has not received any official complaints from Sidney or Victoria Airport Authority

 

The concept drawing of the new air traffic control tower that will be constructed at Victoria International Airport. (Courtesy of Nav Canada)

New air traffic control tower coming to Victoria International Airport

Nav Canada chose to replace the tower to improve aircraft support, operations and service

 

The Victoria International Airport has a new garden on the property aimed at supporting critical pollinators in the environment. (Courtesy Victoria Airport Authority)

Victoria International Airport adds pollinator garden to YYJ grounds

More than 2,000 native species will be planted in 1,100 square metres of garden

 

The Victoria International Airport has been named the most efficient airport in North America in the under 5 million passengers category. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria airport named most efficient of its size in North America

The recognition comes from the 2022 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Report

The Victoria International Airport has been named the most efficient airport in North America in the under 5 million passengers category. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aerial photo of the Victoria International Airport land proposed for the TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. (Courtesy Kothari Group)

Marriott hotel proposal announced for Victoria International Airport land in Sidney

Lease for hotel at Beacon Avenue and Stirling Way would create revenue for YYJ

Aerial photo of the Victoria International Airport land proposed for the TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. (Courtesy Kothari Group)
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

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)
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

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)
Victoria International Airport is recovering from the effects of the pandemic faster many other airports in Canada, but president/CEO Geoff Dickson warns of several logistical issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Airport Authority CEO says YYJ recovering better than many airports

But airport still challenged by labour and other logistical problems

Victoria International Airport is recovering from the effects of the pandemic faster many other airports in Canada, but president/CEO Geoff Dickson warns of several logistical issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
According to a written report from Coun. Terri O’Keeffe, Victoria Airport Authority received eight air traffic noise complaints, down from 61. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Airport Authority sees drastic drop in noise complaints

VAA received eight reports between October 2021 and April 2022, down from 61

According to a written report from Coun. Terri O’Keeffe, Victoria Airport Authority received eight air traffic noise complaints, down from 61. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ride-hailing stalls will soon be designated in the short-term parking lot at Victoria International Airport to accommodate Lucky to Go ride-share service. (Black Press Media file photo)

First ride-sharing app approved to operate at Victoria International Airport

Lucky to Go will soon have stalls in YYJ’s short-term parking lot

Ride-hailing stalls will soon be designated in the short-term parking lot at Victoria International Airport to accommodate Lucky to Go ride-share service. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flights through the Victoria International Airport continue to have reported cases of COVID-19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

COVID-19 reported on two recent flights through Victoria

Nov. 5 flight from Calgary, Nov. 7 flight to Vancouver impacted

Flights through the Victoria International Airport continue to have reported cases of COVID-19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
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 flight from Seattle to arrive at Victoria International Airport on Nov. 30 since COVID-19 disruption

Victoria-Seattle route scheduled to resume 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)
Three recent flights through the Victoria International Airport had COVID-19 cases onboard. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three flights through Victoria report COVID-19 onboard

Flights Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 from Vancouver

Three recent flights through the Victoria International Airport had COVID-19 cases onboard. (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)
Passengers on an Air Canada flight through Victoria Oct. 30 may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

COVID-19 reported on two flights through Victoria

Oct. 30 flight from Vancouver and Oct. 23 flight from Calgary affected

Passengers on an Air Canada flight through Victoria Oct. 30 may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
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 international travel

Take-off cleared for Nov. 30 but 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)
Members of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island handed out flyers Monday afternoon to travellers arriving at Victoria International Airport. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Extinction Rebellion protests unnecessary airplane travel outside Victoria International Airport

Aviation accounts for small share of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions

Members of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island handed out flyers Monday afternoon to travellers arriving at Victoria International Airport. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

COVID-19 reported on 2 flights through Victoria

Oct. 16, 17 flights between Calgary and Victoria added to B.C. CDC exposure list

Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Passengers flying through the Victoria International Airport continue to risk exposure to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 detected on 3 flights through Victoria

Flights included Oct. 13 from Calgary, Oct. 12 from Vancouver, Oct. 10 from Edmonton

Passengers flying through the Victoria International Airport continue to risk exposure to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control continues to report COVID-19 cases on flights through Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

4 more flights through Victoria report COVID-19 onboard

One flight from Montreal, one from Edmonton, two from Calgary impacted

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control continues to report COVID-19 cases on flights through Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)