Air Service Support

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) has been revolutionized since the Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC), took over management of the civilian airport at CFB Comox in 1996. In addition to upgrading and expanding the civilian airport terminal and the tarmac area to provide more room for both passengers and airplanes to manoeuvre, the development of air cargo facilities is a long-term goal for the airport. The 10,000 foot runway is one of the longest in British Columbia and boasts full firefighting and rescue capabilities with the potential for 24-hour operation. These features are completely unique among regional airports in the province and mean that the airport is able to handle fully loaded air cargo planes going to Asia. In 2018 the Comox Valley Airport welcomed over 420k passengers via WestJet, Air Canada, and Pacific Coastal which is a 14% increase over 2017.

Other air transportation services in the area are provided by the Courtenay Airpark, which features a 1,800 foot runway designed for small light aircraft. It is located on the river in Courtenay and has facilities for floatplanes. The marina in Comox is also able to accommodate floatplanes and is currently services by Harbour Air with regular, direct flights to downtown Vancouver.

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