Nanaimo Airport unveils new logo

220614 – Nanaimo Airport introduced a fresh new logo today to better reflect the airport’s modern design and services.

The new logo prominently features the airport’s code letters, YCD. Every airport in the world has a code, which is most often seen on baggage tags. Passengers benefit from the universal ticketing systems that codes make possible. The code helps ensure their flight connections and baggage handling go as smoothly as possible. It also allows them to easily track flights.

The logo also emphasizes the words “Nanaimo Airport.” It mixes blue and green in a nod to the spectacular land and water views of Central Vancouver Island. And it adds a creative twist to the use of an airplane icon, showing it taking off and soaring.

“That’s our path as air travel recovers,” says Dave Devana, President and CEO of Nanaimo Airport Commission. “We’re moving forward. We’ve made considerable investments in enhancing our facilities and services and plan even more in the years ahead to continue to meet the region’s needs.” 

The logo helps represents Nanaimo Airport’s role as the Island’s gateway to the world. “We’re a modern transportation hub that’s trusted to connect people and goods to our Island,” he says.

“We’ve evolved throughout our history and always kept one principle the same: Our commitment to safe, affordable and convenient service that supports the Island’s lifestyle and prosperity.”

The logo now appears on the airport’s website and social media platforms.

For more information visit NanaimoAirport.com and follow @FlyYCD for airport updates.

Reconnect With Canada campaign boosts Island tourism

220604 – Nanaimo Airport is making it easier for Canadians coast to coast to reconnect, and enticing more visitors to the Central Island. 

The airport has launched a #Reconnect With Canada campaign, promoting travel between east and west. The airport is partnering with Halifax Airport, which in May launched a direct flight to Vancouver.

“We’re working to symbolize all of Canada reconnecting post COVID-19,” says Dave Devana, President and CEO of Nanaimo Airport Commission. “Halifax to Nanaimo is an easy one-stop flight connecting both coasts.”

The campaign focuses on reconnecting travellers with family, friends and loved ones as COVID-19 restrictions fade. It also encourages travellers to reconnect with travel, nature and Canada.

“We’re the Central Island’s gateway to the world and we’re also the world’s gateway to Vancouver Island,” Devana says. “We welcome east coasters to see for themselves what makes our Island one of the top travel destinations on the planet.”

The campaign is another way Nanaimo Airport continues to help drive the recovery of the Island’s vital tourism sector.

“Bringing more visitors here creates jobs in everything from accommodation and food services to transportation and retail,” says Devana. “Increased tourist spending spreads into all of our communities, creating and supporting jobs and spurring business creation.”

The airport will launch a #ReconnectWithCanada social media campaign June 2 that will earn the winner a six-night vacation exploring the Central Island.

The trip for two includes round trip plane tickets, three nights in Stay at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville and three more at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino and a car rental from national Car Rental for the duration.  This is caped with a charter helicopter ride back from Tofino to Nanaimo.

The winners have many adventures to choose from, such as a wine tour, Grotto Spa getaway, private surf lesson, scenic wildlife/whale watching tour, or harbour kayaking.

The contest runs on Facebook, Instagram and at www.canadareconnect.ca and is open to residents over the age of 18 residing in Atlantic Provinces.  Connect on all 3 locations to increase your odds of winning.  The contest ends on June 16, 2022.

Nanaimo Airport welcomes the resumption of Air Canada Rouge’s seasonal direct flight to Toronto at the end of June. It gives Island residents access to the country’s three main air travel hubs, as Air Canada and WestJet flights already provide daily flights to Vancouver and Calgary. 

“A morning flight from Nanaimo can get travellers to many global destinations later that same day,” Devana points out.

For more information visit NanaimoAirport.com and follow @FlyYCD for airport updates.

Airport offers Gateway to the World, aids economic recovery

May, 23, 2022

The Island’s Gateway to the World opens even wider next month as Nanaimo Airport welcomes back a direct flight to Toronto.

The seasonal Air Canada Rouge flights resume on June 29 to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport. They’ll run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer on an Airbus 319 airliner.

The route gives residents a chance to reconnect with friends, family, and business opportunities in eastern Canada and the rest of the world, thanks to easy connections.

“Air Canada is a valued partner that supports out commitment to being the Central Island’s gateway to the world and an economic catalyst for the region,” says Dave Devana, President and CEO of Nanaimo Airport Commission.

“Air Canada sees the value in continuing to invest in this route, which has been on our schedule for several years now. The Island is a popular destination and its growing population will create an increasing demand for air travel.”

The Toronto flight means Nanaimo Airport will offer Island residents access to the country’s three main air travel hubs. Air Canada and WestJet flights already provide daily flights to Vancouver and Calgary. 

“A morning flight from Nanaimo can get travellers to many global destinations later that same day,” Devana points out.

Convenient and safe air travel is one of the many ways Nanaimo Airport contributes to the world-renowned Island lifestyle.

Its operations also provide a significant boost to the regional economy. 

“Spin-off benefits include increased tourist spending in our communities,” Devana says. “The influx of visitors will help spur the vital tourism sector’s recovery and create jobs. Entrepreneurs and investors also can capitalize on increased business opportunities.”

The benefits are all part of Nanaimo Airport’s leadership role in economic development. Its operations directly and indirectly generate hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity. Local initiatives of the Nanaimo Airport include being a founding shareholder in the Nanaimo Prosperity Corporation, and a Board member on the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce.

It’s important to note that the Nanaimo Airport drives growth without receiving government taxes to finance its operations, Devana says. Nanaimo Airport Commission is a non-profit corporation that generates revenue through passenger fees, parking fees and leases. “We invest any net surplus in infrastructure improvements to enhance the airport for the communities we serve.” 

For more information visit NanaimoAirport.com and follow @FlyYCD for airport updates.