Terrace-Kitimat airport expansion project ready to start taking off

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018 | Terrace, B.C. – The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Terminal expansion project is ready to celebrate its grand opening, thanks in part to $250,000 in approved funding support provided by Northern Development.

The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society announced the completion of its Air Terminal expansion project today. The two and a half year project included new and renovated sections including a new Departures Terminal check-in area, airline offices and cargo area. Renovated areas include the security screening and security hold room. Additionally, a new board room and training room will also be available for rental.

The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Terminal expansion project received $250,000 in approved funding support from Northern Development through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure program.

“Northern Development is very proud to have partnered on the Terrace-Kitimat Air Terminal expansion project,” said Gerry Thiessen, chair, Northern Development Initiative Trust. “This project will play a key role in the future economic growth of both the communities of Terrace and Kitimat, as well as the surrounding region.”

This project was also funded through the federal New Building Canada Fund, the British Columbia Airport Access Program and a temporary Airport Improvement Fee.

“The completion of this important airport expansion project is great news for British Columbians,” said the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “The airport’s new and improved facilities will accommodate travelers’ needs now and into the future while strengthening the foundation for economic growth and middle-class job creation in Terrace and Kitimat.”

The project employed numerous local contractors and residents from the Terrace and Kitimat regions. The Air Terminal expansion project is another step toward our Twenty-Year Master Plan to create the true Regional Airport.

A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday, June 16 11:30 – 2:30. There will be a paper airplane contest, a luggage toss and fire truck rides. The ribbon cutting is set for 12:00 noon. The Terrace-Kitimat Society does business as Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat (YXT).

About Northern Development

Northern Development has a passion for growing the economy of central and northern British Columbia. Communities, First Nations and businesses of the north are leaders in creating jobs, new revenues and improving the quality of life in the region, and the Trust is dedicated to supporting their growth. The Trust combines funding with smart thinking and since 2005 has found more than 3,166 ways to say “yes” to projects that help the region thrive.


Carman Hendry CM MBA
Airport Manager
Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat Airport
(250) 635-2659