Council votes to maximize airport value without expansion

March 14, 2016

Vernon City Council voted to endorse Option 2 of the draft Airport Master Plan, which focuses on capacity improvements and upgrades within the existing airport lands without expansion or runway extension. The estimated cost for improvements is $2.056 million. The City will be pursuing grant funding to offset the costs of improvements.

“This option will preserve the Vernon Regional Airport as one of B.C.’s best general aviation airports in the next 20 years” said Roy Nuriel, Long Range Planner.

Among the recommended improvements are runway, taxiway and apron rehabilitation; the Captain Bailey Way area along Taxiway Charlie leased for hangar development; the construction of a permanent terminal building; and improvements to landscaping, gates, signage and branding.

Also included in the recommendations for airport improvements are the development of new hangars at Tronson Road, a dedicated helipad, an Airport operation shop and a vehicle storage building.

Find more information about the Airport Master Plan.