VANCOUVER ISLAND, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Comox Valley Airport will be
open for business during the Comox Air Show but there is some important
information that passengers need to know before travelling that
The airport is advising anyone needing to access the airport during this time to visit
YQQ's website at: www.comoxairport.com for instructions on when to arrive for flights, how to get to the
airport and how to access the terminal building.
1. When to arrive for your flight
Passengers booked on flights departing on August 16, 17 or 18, may need
to arrive to the airport early. WestJet is 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 aircraft," explained
YQQ CEO Fred Bigelow. "To ensure flights depart on-schedule, airlines
are asking their guests to arrive early to accommodate this extra
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.
2. How to get to the Airport
The airport is advising those needing to access the airport on the day
of the Comox Air Show to expect delays of up to one hour between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (with peak congestion expected from 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m.).
A special Airport Terminal access route via Ryan Road and Military Row
has been designated to help avoid traffic congestion from the Comox Air
Show. Directions and a map are posted at www.comoxairport.com, along with a special YQQ Airport Access Pass available for download. It is recommended all passengers, guests and
airport employees print this pass and display it on their windshield.
Cars that have the pass displayed will not be stopped by Traffic
Control Personnel stationed at Anderton and Ryan Road, making for a
smoother journey to the airport.
"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."
3. How to access the Terminal Building
Main access to the Comox Valley Airport terminal on August 17 from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. will be from Military Row. Follow the signs for the Airport Terminal and the entrance off Military Row will be clearly indicated. There will
be no Comox Air Show spectator access available from the Comox Valley
"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," concluded Bigelow. "We
are asking passengers for their patience and understanding as we work
to maintain our operations under these special circumstances."
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.
SOURCE: Comox Valley Airport
For further information:
Comox Valley Airport
Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253