Increase at Cranbrook Airport

Cranbrook Airport Services Ltd., along with the City of Cranbrook, is pleased to announce that first quarter passenger numbers for the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) have increased slightly over first quarter 2011 passenger numbers. 2012’s first quarter passenger statistics show an increase of 781 passengers (3%) over 2011’s first quarter numbers. Year to date, the total passengers arriving and departing from YXC were 30,059. Integra Air service to Edmonton continues to grow spurred by their seat sale which ran in March. Integra Air’s April Seat Sale is on now for travel booked until June 2012.

The Airport Capital Plan has been approved with a number of major projects planned for 2012. These projects include the Activation of a Solar Water Heating System, Completion of Flight Information Display Screen installations initiated in 2011, Upgrades to the Airfield Electrical Infrastructure, and the replacement of a Runway Sweeper, a key piece of Winter Operations heavy mobile equipment. Transport Canada is providing majority funding through the Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) for the Airfield Electrical Upgrade and the replacement of the Runway Sweeper.

YXC is also delighted to announce that a new Restaurant Operator has been secured. “The Pickled Bean” restaurant will begin operation on May 1 under new management and with a fresh new menu. In the meantime, Airport Administration will continue to provide coffee,

Tea and baked goods on the honour system with proceeds going to the Cranbrook Food Bank. Cranbrook Airport Services Ltd. would like to thank the public for their overwhelming support through this time of transition for the Food and Beverage provider.

For more information contact Tristen Chernove, Managing Director, Cranbrook Airport Services Ltd. at 250-426-7913.

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