"We have been working very closely with 19 Wing Comox and our airlines to ensure efficient access for passengers and guests going to/from the airport on the weekend of the Comox Air Show," explained Comox Valley Airport CEO Fred Bigelow. "We are asking our passengers to follow a few key steps to help ensure flights leave on time under these special circumstances."
Passengers booked on flights departing on August 14, 15 and 16 may need to arrive early to check in for their flight. Air Canada and WestJet are advising passengers to check in for certain flights two hours prior to scheduled departure, while Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal are asking guests to arrive 1.5 hours early.
"Some commercial aircraft will be parked in a different location and passengers will require bussing to get to their plane," explained YQQ CEO Fred Bigelow. "To ensure flights depart on-schedule, airlines are asking their guests to arrive early to accommodate this extra step."
YQQ is recommending that all passengers visit www.comoxairport.com and follow the recommended arrival time posted for their particular flight. Airlines will be denying boarding to those passengers who fail to arrive in time for their flight.
"We have worked with 19 Wing Comox to designate an access route to the airport terminal that will allow our passengers and guests to bypass much of the Air Show spectator traffic," explained Bigelow. "Along with allocating extra travel time in their schedules, we are strongly recommending that all passengers display the YQQ Access Pass and follow the designated route along Ryan Road to avoid traffic delays."
"We are asking passengers for their patience and understanding as we work to maintain our operations under these special circumstances," concluded Bigelow.
For more information on travelling from the Comox Valley Airport during the weekend of the Comox Air Show please visit www.comoxairport.com.
For more information on the Comox Air Show please visit www.comoxairshow.ca.
Comox Valley Airport
Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253