Sunday, August 4, 2013

Nanaimo Airport Car Rental

One of the many smaller regional airports in Canada, Nanaimo airport (IATA: YCD) can be found just over eight miles south east of the city of Nanaimo in the state of British Columbia. The airport may be on the smaller side relative to the larger international airports in the country, however it is still officially classified as an airport of entry into the country and, as such, is staffed by the Canadian Border Services Agency.

The terminal at the airport has been named after Raymond Collishaw, who was born in the nearby city. The flying ace from the First World War had his name imprinted on the passenger terminal in 1999 as it was officially dubbed the Nanaimo-Collishaw terminal.

The airport serves several different destinations: Vancouver, Abbotsford, Victoria and Calgary. Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz Air flies to Vancouver only while Island Express Air has regular services to Abbotsford and Victoria. WestJet covers the Nanaimo to Calgary route. In addition to these commercial passenger services the airport serves cargo planes run by Orca Airways, with destinations such as Comox, Powell River, Tofino and Victoria.

There are a number of good public transport services in the area, although many visitors to the area arriving on commercial passenger flights opt to take advantage of the local car hire services in order to make the end part of their journey easier. Others decide to compare Nanaimo car hire before they arrive to save some money, but there are ample opportunities to hire on their day of arrival.

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