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The Nanaimo Airport is a regional airport on Vancouver Iceland, the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is in the time zone UTC-8 (DST -7). Operator of the airport is the Nanaimo Airport Commission.
The regional airport is approximately 13 kilometers south-southeast of Nanaimo and about 9 kilometers north- west of Ladysmith. South of the airport runs the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1).
1942 was acquired on the site of today's airport by the Royal Canadian Air Force. This built here a gliding school and ran a emergency landing. The airport was then leased after the war to the city of Nanaimo and operated as a civilian airport. The first attempt of the Canadian federal authorities failed to sell the land to the city or the county. On the basis of failure to maintenance of the place fell eventually. Only in 1975 could be made with money from different funding an extensive renovation. Other development work, in the form of construction of hangars, made 1985. 1990, a new terminal building, connected with the work on the road links and the construction of a parking lot built. In 1994, the sale of the land to the Nanaimo Airport Commission meanwhile furnished. The airport terminal was born in 1999 after the one in Nanaimo, named fighter of the First World War Raymond Collishaw.
Navigation aids: NDB / DME
- Runway 16/34, length 6602 ft, width 150 ft, asphalt
Currently, the following companies offer connections to and from Nanaimo Airport: