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Victoria Airport Authority Announces New Airport Shuttle Service
Aug 30, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2013
The Victoria Airport Authority has recently awarded the concession for airport shuttle bus service between the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and downtown Victoria hotels to Wilson’s Transportation Ltd.
The Victoria Airport Authority issued a Request for Proposals in May 2013, looking for the best in local transportation providers for this important customer service program. The process was very competitive, and through that process Wilson’s was awarded a five year contract for the provision of this service which commences November 1, 2013.
“With their fifty plus years in business, Wilson’s has a long and storied history of providing exemplary ground transportation services in the Victoria area and beyond. We are very pleased to have them join our Airport community in this capacity,” said Geoff Dickson, President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority.
“We are excited to add the Airport Shuttle Service to our portfolio of services in Greater Victoria,” commented John Wilson, CEO of Wilson’s Transportation Ltd. “We look forward to contributing to the success and accolades credited to the Authority for excellence in the worldwide airport community. This contract award caps a period of sustained growth for our company and no doubt will provide additional job opportunities for our employee base.”
About Victoria International Airport
Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per year. Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America and was most recently rated among one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNNGo and named the 2012 named Best Small Airport in North America serving up to 2 million passengers by Airports Council International.
About Wilson’s Transportation Ltd.
Wilson’s Transportation Ltd., a locally owned and operated family business, continues a long history of service in Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island. The company has grown to be the largest and most diverse operator on the Island, and a major player in passenger transportation in BC. Services include; hourly, daily and multi-day coach charters; coach rentals; per capita sightseeing via Gray Line Sightseeing brand; group touring; itinerary planning; conventions/conferences; concerts, special events; crew transport; sports events; multi-lingual step on guide services and more. The fleet consists of over one hundred coaches including 47, 48, 55 and 56 passenger highway coaches; 24 and 29 passenger mini-coaches; 24, 48 and 56 passenger school buses and 14 passenger vans.
Wilson’s Transportation Contact Person
Joe Jansen, General Manager
Victoria International Airport Media Contact
Geoff Dickson, President and CEO