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Kamloops boasts the fastest growing airport in Canada with an extensive land base, fire control centre, hi tech manufacturing cluster and home to NavCanada.
The Kamloops Airport occupies 260 hectares of land, with only 2 development sites remaining suitable for airside, groundside or general industrial uses.
The Airport Area is the fastest growing facility in Canada serving as the gateway to the Thompson / Okanagan region. It represents the largest parcel of vacant land in Kamloops with 100 hectares absorbed and in use.
The airport land represents a tremendous development opportunity for future commercial and industrial activities due to its proximity to major markets and unique access to airside, road, rail and water transportation links which include Trans Canada Highways #1, #5, #5A, #5D, #97, and Yellow head # 5 North road linkages.
Kamloops advantages include: affordable, flat-land, availability of experienced labour, aviation industry cluster, provincial forest fire control centre, $20 million capital airport investment expansion, diversified economy, low cost of living, regional recreational & tourism products, government services and recognized degree-granting university.
Passenger Demand and Aircraft Activity – The airport serviced 210,000 enplaned/deplaned passengers in 2008. Since 2005 the airport has realized a 20% per cent increase each month for 30 consecutive months.
Actual demand has dramatically surpassed forecast estimates during 2007 & 2008 due to a growing demand for the region’s tourism products, growing local economy, government services, dry climate conditions, and natural growth of the local population.
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Two runways include:
8,000 ft Main Runway accommodating B737 continental aircrafts
2,074 ft Crosswind Runway for light aircraft
Taxiways link the terminal building, aprons, airside commercial lands and activity to the Provincial Fire Control Centre
NAV Canada provides flight service station, navigation support, including airport and on-route advisory, VFR flight planning, alerting, and aviation weather information
39 Business Operators at Kamloops Airport
Aircraft Fueling - Shell Aviation Canada
Aircraft sales, parts and maintenance - Inland Communications, Pro Aero Engines Progressive Air Services, Aero Sport Power
Airlines - Air Canada Jazz, Canada Canadian Helicopters, Central Mountain Air, WestJet
Air Traffic Control - Nav Canada, Flight Service Station, Flight Information Station
Cargo & Courier – Air Canada Jazz Cargo, Federal Express
Charter Operations – Canadian Helicopter, Highland Helicopters, Westair Aircraft Charter, Caribou Chilcotin (C.C) Helicopters
Customs / Security - Border Services Agency, Garda Security Screening
Food & Beverage - Bread Garden Restaurant
Government Air Operations – BC Forest Service Protection Branch, BC Forest Service Air Tanker Fleet, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Helicopter Base
Ground Handling - RS & Associates
Ground Transportation - Kami Cabs, Yellow Cabs, Budget Car & Truck Rental, Avis Rent A Car, Hertz Canada, National Car Rental, Airporter, BC Transit, Sun Star Shuttle Service
Manufacturing – Astaris Canada Ltd (manufactures and distributes chemical retardants and foam for forest fire suppressant), Cinnamon Ridge Farms, ICL Performance Products Canada
Storage hangars - Raven Hangars, Kamloops Hangars
Recreation - Kamloops Sport Parachute, Kamloops Flying Club
Land is appraised every 5 years
Prorated at Consumer Price Index (CPI) for year each leading up to the 5 year anniversary date
Lease Terms range from 5 to 40 years
Managed by Kamloops Airport Ltd
Commission structure in place
The runway extension project completed in October 2008 is ready to welcome transcontinental jet service. The capital investment at the Kamloops Airport will support continued tourism, commercial business, industrial manufacturing, and hi-tech job growth in Kamloops and the surrounding region.
Airport terminal and facility improvements include:
State-of-the-art navigation aids to increase scheduled service reliability from the existing 94% to a remarkable 98%
Secure and permanent Customs and Immigration area providing out-of-country travelers continued friendly, efficient and professional service
50,000 square foot terminal building with:
Expanded seating area for departing passengers
Improved passenger check-in and security areas
Improved new arrivals and baggage claim areas for arriving passengers
Passenger lounge upgrade, new washroom facilities, and additional seating.
Improved baggage area, new baggage carousel, and new retail services, car rental area and upscale “Bread Garden” restaurant.