|Operator||Nanaimo Airport Commission|
|Time zone||PST (UTC−08:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−07:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||92 ft / 28 m|
The Nanaimo Airport currently has only one available runway for instrument flight rules (IFR) conditions, runway 16. This is because the approach to the north-facing runway (runway 34) is a dogleg approach that follows the Ladysmith Harbour.
In 2010, the Nanaimo Airport Commission announced the completion of a significant runway expansion. The runway length increased by almost 1,600 ft (490 m) to accommodate larger aircraft, as well as the addition of a third taxiway (labelled Charlie), to allow direct access to the threshold of runway 16.
Shortly after the runway expansion, Nanaimo Airport saw an increase in commercial traffic because of the subsequent installation of an advanced instrument landing system (ILS) and associated lighting on the south-facing runway 16. This would soon attract the likes of WestJet Encore and Air Canada Rouge among the existing services offered by Jazz Aviation.
Between April 2019 and March 2020, a major terminal expansion took place, increasing the terminal's screening capacity from 100 passengers per hour to 1,000 passengers per hour. The apron was also expanded to compensate for the 60% size increase of the new terminal building.
The air terminal saw 435,000 passengers pass through its gates in 2018.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Canada Express||Vancouver|
|Air Canada Rouge||Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson|
|Pacific Coastal Airlines||Kelowna, Vancouver|
|WestJet Encore||Calgary, Edmonton|
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
- Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
- "Airline will connect Nanaimo with Kelowna and Vancouver's south terminal". Nanaimo News Bulletin. June 12, 2023. Retrieved June 12, 2023.