Representatives from the West Kootenay Regional Airport Advisory Committee will be traveling to Calgary to meet with WestJet on June 27 and 28 to discuss service to the West Kootenay and Boundary region.
Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said that having an additional airline serving West Kootenay and Boundary businesses and residents will help the region’s future economic development.
“In preparing to meet with WestJet,” he said. “We are sending requests for support to all of the region’s cities and towns and we are hoping that they will give overwhelming support to having an additional airline service provider in our region.”
Nelson Mayor John Dooley said, “Clearly our region’s businesses and our residents will benefit from having WestJet serve the Kootenay/Boundary region and help our economy continue to grow and diversify.”
Businesses and residents who also wish to send letter of support for WestJet to the West Kootenay region are encouraged to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Castlegar Admininstrative Assistant, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 1G7 or fax to 250-365-4810.