Our Airport

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Service


Serving the Northwest

Serving the Northwest

Airport Society


There are no openings at the present time.

Safety Policy


Airport Master Plan 2014

 "Airport Master Plan 2014"

News Stories

Northern Transmission Line.

Backgrounder Northern Transmission Line

Terrace Press Release “Northern Transmission Line”

TEDA “Press Release” Northern Transmission Line

Holiday Weatehr Causes Flight Deleays - Terrace Standard January 07, 2009


Airport passenger count solid year predicted

PENTICTON – Premier Gordon Campbell has announced the Province will immediately start the environmental assessment process and First Nations consultation on the Northwest Transmission Line along Highway 37.



Kitimat LNG plans liquefied natural gas export terminal to meet growing demand in Asia

Kitimat LNG Fact Sheet

Northwest Regional Airport Gets Busier
Business Sept 2008 Vol. 1 issue 11


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The Canadian Department of National Defense built the airport in 1943 as part of the defense network to defend the coast from hostile invasion and as part of the airport system used to ferry American aircraft to Alaska. The airport was transferred to the Department of Transport in 1946.

The airport has two paved runways: 15/33 is 7500 feet long and 03/21 is 5373 feet. Both are 150 feet wide.
105,086 passengers used the airport in 2006. There were 14,002 aircraft movements in 2006. As a provider of vital transportation services, Northwest Regional Airport, Terrace-Kitimat contributes over $46 million to the local economy. Activities at the airport sustained the equivalent of 246 full time jobs.

Nav Canada, a not for profit corporation that owns and operates Canada’s air navigation system, provides pilot advisory services from the airport on a 24 hour basis.

Operating surpluses are used to pay for airport capital improvement projects such as the purchase of heavy airside equipment (snow blowers, runway sweepers, etc.), the repaving of runway and extension of runway 15/33, improvements to the apron and taxiways and site preparation for the Instrument Landing System. The federal Department of Transport through its Airport Capital Assistance Program provides funding assistance for these projects. The Canada BC Infrastructure Grant program provided funding assistance for 2/3 of the runway extension project in 2005. An expansion project to the airport terminal building was completed during 2006/2007.

The airport and Nav Canada inaugurated the first Instrument Landing System at a mountain airport in Canada on November 28, 2002. The ILS provides a non precision instrument approach to runway 33.


Carman Hendry
Airport Manager

Dave Kumpolt
Manager Airport Development

Sonya Gill
Manager Airport Operations

Brandie Correia
Administration / Payables

Mikala Gordon
Administration / Receivables

Jessie Mayner / Administration

Kevin Seaton
Acting / Supervisor Operations, Maintenance, Safety and Security

Joe Cordeiro
Mobile Equipment

John Geier
Mobile Equipment

Steve Bodenbender

Dave Johnson
Airfield Operations Specialist

Greg Cavagnaro
Airfield Operations Specialist

Chester Scott
Airfield Operations Specialist

Marty Eisner
Airfield Operations Specialist

Ben Soucie
Airfield Operations Specialist

Annual General Meeting

The Northwest Regional Airport, Terrace-Kitimat, is owned and operated by the Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society, formed under the Society Act (British Columbia) in 1998 to accept the transfer of the ownership and operation of the airport from the federal Department of Transport. The federal government had set out the National Airports Policy in 1994 to transfer the ownership and operation of the majority of Canadian airports to local communities. The exceptions were the major airports and large regional airports, over which the federal government maintained ownership but entered into long-term leases (60 years with an option to renew for 20 years) with local Airport Authorities.

Negotiations were completed and the Terrace-Kitimat airport transferred to the Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society on March 30, 1999.

The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society is an independent, non-governmental not-for-profit corporation. As a not-for -profit corporation, the Airport Society has no shareholders and therefore no shareholder benefits; any profit is used to improve the airport.

The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society consists of seven directors and the employees of the Airport Society. The by-laws of the Society set out how the Directors are nominated and the length of their terms. There are four members of the Society, who are the original applicants for incorporation of the society. They are: the City of Terrace, the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce, the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. Each of the four members appoints one Director. These four Directors then create a list of nominees and deliver the list to the members, who in turn elect three directors from the nominees. Elected officials, officers, and employees of the City of Terrace and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine nor tenants of the airport are eligible to be Directors of the Society. Under the Society’s by-laws the directors are volunteers and do not receive any remuneration.


2010 - 2011

Annual General Meeting Press Release

2011 Financial Statement

2012 Financial Statement

2013 Financial Statement

2014 Financial Statement

2015 Financial Statement

Annual General Meeting 2016 Press Release

2016 Financial Statement

Annual General Meeting 2017 Press Release

2017 Financial Statement


Airline Flight City Time Status
Westjet WJA3105 Vancouver 09:46 On Time
Air Canada AC8236 Vancouver 10:27 On Time
Central Mountain Air 9M711 Prince George 10:40 On Time


Airline Flight City Time Status
Air Canada AC8237 Vancouver 06:00 On Time
Westjet WJA3106 Vancouver 10:40 On Time
Air Canada AC8239 Vancouver 11:00 On Time

YXT - Northwest Regional Airport

103-4401 Bristol Rd.
V8G 0E9
Terrace BC
Phone (250) 635-2659
Fax (250) 638-0059