Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Comox Valley Airport Car Rental

Comox Valley Airport Car Rental Canadian Forces Base Comox (IATA code YQQ) is commonly referred to as CFB Comox or Comox Airport.
Located 4.6 km; (2.9 miles) north northeast of Comox, British Columbia, it's mainly used as an air force base by Canadian Forces Air Command. But CFB Comox's airfield is also used by civilian aircraft, with civilian operations at the base referring to the facility as Comox Airport.

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Some information, sourced from Wikipedia:
The Royal Air Force (RAF) constructed the airfield at the strategic location of Comox in spring 1942. RAF Station Comox was built to guard against any possible Japanese threat to North America.

CFB Comox's airfield also serves as a civilian airport for commercial flights destined to Vancouver, Calgary, Campbell River, Edmonton and Mexico (Cancun and Puerta Vallarta). The base hosts a biennial airshow (Although not held since 2005) to celebrate Canadian Forces Day. The base is also home to the Comox Air Force Museum which features several aircraft and other historical exhibits. The base is a primary employer in the Comox Valley.
Airlines using Comox Valley Airport include:
  • Canadian North
  • Canjet
  • Central Mountain Air
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines
  • Sunwing Airlines Operated by Aeromexico
  • WestJet

Video: News item about a jet aircraft from the 1950s - 'Hawk One in the Comox Valley'

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