"The best advice we can offer is to give yourself extra time," states Airport CEO Fred Bigelow. "Everything tends to be at capacity during those days, including parking, check-in and security. If you are planning to leave your car at the Airport, it may take you a few extra minutes to find a parking spot."
The Vancouver Island Airport anticipates its parking lot will be close to capacity over the busiest travel days. Patrons of YQQ have the option of either a paved or gravel parking lot. A parking app, "Pay with Phone", is available offering expiration alerts and the ability to add time remotely. Information on parking at the Airport can be found at www.comoxairport.com.
Travelers are also advised to check with their airline for information on check-in times and weight and size restrictions for bags. Wrapping gifts before clearing security is not recommended.
Tips and information on clearing security along with an up-to-date list of restricted items can be found at the Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority (CATSA) website.
Happy Holidays from everyone at YQQ!
Maxine MontgomeryAbout the Comox Valley Airport:
Comox Valley Airport
250-890-0829 ext 253
The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is an economic driver for Northern Vancouver Island, supporting about 193 direct jobs including airlines, airport management, security, food and beverage, retail and ground transportation. The airport and tourism business community together generate $367 million in Gross Domestic Product and $701 million in direct economic output for the community. YQQ is operated by the Comox Valley Airport Commission, which was established in 1996 as a non-share capital and not-for-profit organization to operate the civil aviation facilities, including the terminal and apron at YQQ. The airfield and its associated systems, including air traffic control, are operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force at 19 Wing Comox on a continuous 24-hour basis.