YXX Inaugurates New Terminals As LCC Market Expands
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Abbotsford International Airport hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the airport’s expansion: a new arrivals and departures terminal, an enlarged baggage claim area, extended CATSA pre-board security screening area and a passenger departure lounge that is double the size of the pre-existing lounge.
The airport says the $5 million expansion was completed without increasing direct or indirect airline fees.
As a facility that supports mainly low-cost travel, the expansion is a direct result of the growing success of low-cost and ultra-low-cost carriers.
"YXX is very proud to offer one of the most competitive airport platforms in Canada. We look forward to another record year at YXX with the addition of more domestic and international routes, providing our region with our more travel options,” said Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun.