Construction Updates

In 2016 the Nanaimo Airport Commission Board of Directors approved a 20-year Master Development Plan for the Air Terminal Building. The plan addresses three critical priorities for the Commission: Meeting escalating demand for air service through the next decade, regional economic development, and economic stimulus through infrastructure construction.

Building for the Future

The plan uses an innovative modular design that allows additional space to be constructed as demand warrants and funding becomes available.

The first phase was a $14.5-million project that added 14,000 sq. ft. of space, increasing the current footprint by approximately 60%. The Departure Lounge was sinifcantly enlarged, and more room was made for security screening. The expansion was completed in February 2020. Ground was broken for construction on April 17, 2018.



    Bathed in Natural Light

    Glass walls in the Air Terminal Building allow for ample natural light to enter the building for a more calming experience. The design showcases the natural beauty of mountains, trees and sky of Vancouver Island. The design enhances the travel experience while getting you to or from your flight as efficiently as possible.

    Spacious & Comfortable

    The terminal has a more spacious feel, even at peak times. It provides easy access to air carriers, information services and security. Free WiFi is available to keep you in touch with your world, and charging stations are available to keep your devices at full power.