The City of Trail is reminding locals to join them in the official opening of the new airport terminal building on Wednesday.
The event will take place at 3 p.m. inside the new building and will include dignitary speeches, a ribbon cutting, light refreshments and a chance to win a Trail-to-Vancouver return flight on Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA).
“A new terminal building has been a necessity for our airport for a long time,” said Coun. Kevin Jolly, chair of the airport steering committee. “We are excited to open the facility and we are very thankful of the province’s $1.18 million in BC Air Access Program funding to help bring the project to fruition.”
The new 4,200-square-foot building is spacious and bright and provides ample seating, a business centre, a kids corner, plenty of parking and designated passenger pick-up and drop-off zones.
“We accommodate nearly 22,000 passengers yearly, and this number is growing,” said Jolly. “Trail’s airport is a critical amenity for our region’s transportation network and we look forward to providing convenient, reliable and affordable air service through our improved infrastructure.”
Quentin Smith, Pacific Coastal president, says staff is looking forward to operations from the new terminal.
“PCA will continue to operate it’s current route network as PCA,” he told the Trail Times. “And have every intent to continue to grow our business in Trail.”