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About YYJ

President's Message

 

 

A vibrant and growing airport is a sign of a vibrant and growing local economy.  After 36 consecutive months of record breaking passenger volumes, 2017 should see continued robust growth at Victoria International Airport.

 Our challenge is to facilitate and enable this growth through prudent and timely infrastructure investments, while never losing site of our broader objectives of being a high quality low cost airport.  These two objectives do not necessarily complement one another, but we have been very successful in doing so.  YYJ been recognized twice in the last four years by Airports Council International as the Best Regional Airport for Service Quality, and by the Air Transport Research Society as being one of the most financially efficient airports in the country.

One could argue it is relatively easy to be a high cost / high quality airport – all you need to do is invest. The problem is that costs get too high, which makes it untenable for the air carriers and ultimately inhibits growth. Conversely it is relatively easy to be a low cost / low quality airport – just don’t invest at all and watch the customer experience suffer greatly.  We will continue to focus our efforts on keeping our costs down to help the airlines keep their fares down and to help attract new air services.  We will also continue to improve the airport experience for our valued customers.

 From all of us at Victoria International Airport we look forward to serving you.

Geoff Dickson
President and CEO
Victoria Airport Authority