A view of the control tower, the Victoria Flying Club and aircraft at the Victoria International Airport. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Victoria airport named one of world’s most loved

CNN travel has included YYJ on its list of top 10 airports due to efficiency and ease of use.

It turns out one of the world’s most loved airports is situated on Vancouver Island.

Victoria International was the only Canadian airport to make the top 10 according to CNN Travel, landing at number eight on a list that also includes both major and minor airports in South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

CNN concluded that the regional airport in Sidney has a reputation for ease, efficiency and friendliness, and the author points to value-added quirks like various exhibits and a walking/biking path that navigates around the airport’s perimeter.

The article was written earlier this month, and things may have changed a bit since then. New security measures have recently come into play as enhanced security has taken effect at YYJ and more than 200 other airports that serve as a departure point to the United States.

Enacted on July 19 in accordance with Homeland Security’s plan to prevent terrorist groups from entering the US, any traveler leaving YYJ can now be randomly selected for extra screening at the regular security checkpoint.

But for passengers arriving from abroad, Victoria International still provides quick service for a terminal that welcomes almost two million travellers each year.

Just Posted

Kiosk designed to help residents, visitors of Parksville Qualicum Beach

Parksville chamber hopes this to be first of many

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Corfield Street construction starts in Parksville

Crews will avoid shopping centre disruptions during Christmas

Intersection cleared after two-car accident in downtown Parksville

Incident was at intersection of Highway 19A and Highway 4A

VIDEO: New series takes in-depth look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Black Press takes a hard look at sexual harassment in B.C.

LETTER: Proportional representation makes votes count

Fair Vote Canada representative responds to Tom Fletcher column

B.C. dog owners warn about chain collars after puppy almost strangled

Young Rottweiler pup couldn’t breathe after another dog caught tooth on his collar

Accused NYC subway bomber expected to face federal charges

Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged Tuesday with terrorism and weapons related charges

Police continue to seek missing Qualicum Beach woman

Oceanside RCMP requesting public assistance in locating Carmel Georgina Gilmour

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Various stakeholders have come together to provide a road map from prevention to survivorship

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Oceanside Generals notch Sweet shutout

VIJHL squad rolls to 6-0 win over Comox in Parksville

B.C. Conservatives applaud Site C decision

B.C. Conservatives happy with government decision to proceed

Most Read