NDIT Contributes to Airport Improvements
Prince George, B.C. – The prince George Airport is undertaking some renovations and operational upgrades to ensure it has enough space to allow it to accommodate more business at the facility, and Northern Development Initiative Trust is chipping in with some funding.
NDIT is giving the Airport Authority a $368,418 grant toward the $683,886 total cost of three projects; renovations to allow more space for airline offices, digital screens in the boarding lounge and improving, or automating, the process of fuel sale management.
Airport spokesperson Lindsay Cotter says the monitors in the hold room were just recently completed and the demolition paving the way for renovations to the offices should be getting underway within the next few weeks.
Cotter says the remainder of the cost of the projects is being paid for by the airport itself.
Airport Authority President and CEO John Gibson says “we are extremely thankful NDIT continues to believe in us and what we do for the region’s economy. Without the funds we couldn’t carry out these projects. We look forward to providing continuous improvement for our passengers and airline partners with the help of NDIT.”
Mayor Lyn Hall says “Prince George has always been a community at the intersection of rivers, roads and rail. Increasingly we have also become known as a hub for national and international air traffic, which presents this region with significant opportunities for economic development. On behalf of Council I would like to thank Northern Development for making this important investment in our top-tier airport facilities and in the economic diversification of the Prince George area.”