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Runway Extension Open House - April 4th, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney

Mar 31, 2009

Victoria International Airport is Canada’s 9th busiest airport, and has the shortest runway of all major Canadian airports and Provincial Capitals.  The airport has seen year over year growth, averaging 5.7% per year since 2002.  The Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) has successfully completed a major terminal expansion and is setting the stage to attract additional international air service. 


To support economic growth and sustainability for Vancouver Island, the VAA is proposing a 1400’ runway extension.  This $41.2 million dollar project will enable non-stop air service to international destinations such as London.  A three-way equal partnership between the Airport Authority, Province of British Columbia and the Federal Government would allow this project to begin almost immediately.  Connectivity is the key to prosperity and this project will positively impact our entire community.  


“Extending our main runway will allow us to attract additional non-stop service to international destinations,” notes Richard Paquette, President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority.  “The local tourism and technology sector will directly benefit from the new opportunities this will create.”


Our community is invited to attend an Open House for the Runway Extension Project at the Victoria International Airport. The Open House will include an overview of the project as well as a special presentation of aircraft noise level simulations for past, present and future jets. The Open House will be an opportunity for the public to comment on this significant project.

The Open House will be held at:

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Mary Winspear Centre at Sanscha

2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney

(Right on the Pat Bay Highway #17 – exit Beacon Ave.)


If you are unable to attend the Open House, or would like to provide your comments in writing, we would welcome your feedback through the following methods:






Mail to the following attention:


Terry Stewart

Victoria Airport Authority

#201 – 1640 Electra Blvd.

Sidney, BC

V8L 5V4


Click here to view the presentation slides that will be displayed at the Open House.