Nanaimo Airport helps travellers reconnect this summer

1 July 2022

As summer travel season arrives, Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is making it easier for Canadians coast to coast to reconnect. At the same time, it’s enticing more visitors to the Central Island.

A new #ReconnectWithCanada campaign promotes travel between east and west. The airport is partnering in the campaign with Halifax Airport, which in May launched a direct flight to Vancouver.

YCD also welcomed back the seasonal Air Canada Rouge direct flight to Toronto last month. It’s in addition to the full schedule of flights to Vancouver and Calgary offered by Air Canada and WestJet.

“We’re working to symbolize all of Canada reconnecting post COVID-19,” says Dave Devana, President and CEO of Nanaimo Airport Commission. “Nanaimo to Toronto is a direct flight. Halifax to Nanaimo is an easy one-stop flight connecting both coasts. A morning flight from Nanaimo can get travellers to many global destinations later that same day.”

And travellers using Nanaimo Airport don’t have to worry about the endless lineups and hours-long waits plaguing larger airports.

#ReconnectWithCanada focuses on reconnecting travellers with family, friends and loved ones. It also encourages travellers to reconnect with travel, nature and Canada.

“We’re the Central Island’s gateway to the world and we’re also the world’s gateway to Vancouver Island,” Devana says. “We welcome everyone to see for themselves what makes our Island one of the top travel destinations on the planet.”

To better reflect its modern services and design, the airport has introduced a fresh new logo. It prominently features the airport’s code letters, YCD, while emphasizing “Nanaimo Airport.”

The logo mixes blue and green in a nod to the spectacular land and water views of Central Vancouver Island. And it adds a creative twist to its airplane icon, showing it taking off and soaring.

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