The event will take place inside the new building on Wednesday at 3 p.m. (Image: City of Trail)

Public invited to grand opening of new YZZ terminal building

Event includes a ribbon cutting, refreshments and a chance to win a PCA return flight from Vancouver

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.”

Pacific Coastal’s Jenelle Hynes says the company is very excited to be in the new terminal building at YZZ (Trail Regional Airport).

“The new facility will provide better accessibility for our passengers and be a safe and more efficient working environment for our staff,” said Hynes, PCA’s Okanagan-Kootenay business development and customer service manager.

“I am looking forward to the tour this week as all the finishing touches are completed. The City of Trail has done a fantastic job providing a new building in a cost effective and timely manner,” she added.

“This will be great for passengers when they can pick up or drop off their car rental at the terminal building, this will really make a positive impact for passengers flying through YZZ.”

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.”

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