Terrace-Kitimat Airport Looking at CANPASS Program
The Terrace-Kitimat Regional Airport is applying for a program.. that would streamline customs clearance for passengers.
The program, called CANPASS would also allow international flights to fly directly to Terrace.. rather than making a stopover in Vancouver.
The only problem is the airport's application has been denied by Canada Border Services.. twice.
Now, Airport Manager Carman Hendry says... they're looking for an appeal.
Skeena-Bulkley Valley M-P Nathan Cullen has been kept in the loop.. and is on-board with the airport's attempts to bring the program in.
"It's costing 4 thousand dollars a flight to do this stop in Vancouver and maybe just holding up some business and it's certainly costing people a lot of money, so let's just get it fixed."
Hendry also updated council on a couple of airport projects.. saying the airport is applying for more funds to make improvements to the tarmac.