Passengers through the Cariboo’s busiest airport will soon enjoy a smoother runway.
The Northern Development board of directors has approved a $250,000 grant to resurface the runway at Williams Lake airport.
Last year, the airport recorded 34,000 passengers through its doors, equating to approximately 11,000 landings.
In addition to regularly scheduled flights with Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines, the airport services two charter flights daily for nearby mines and also serves as a forest fire tanker base and supports Canadian Military, medevac, charter and helicopter traffic.
Northern Development’s grant funding comes in addition to a $3.89 million Government of Canada grant announced two weeks ago to support runway improvements at the airport.