Penticton airport expansion delayed

Eastbound flights to Calgary from Penticton crated more traffic at the Penticton Regional Airport after they were added to the schedule in late October.

PENTICTON - A new bidding process for the planned expansion project at the Penticton Regional Airport is in place after the first one was considered unsuccessful.

There is no deadline for when the process will be complete, however Public Works and Government Services Canada, and Transport Canada are working to complete the design and the tender package, Transport Canada's Sau Sau Liu says.

The tender was originally put out for a project to expand the waiting area at the airport since the recently added WestJet flights accommodate more passengers than the Air Canada flights to Vancouver. The new waiting area would have 80 seats compared to the current 50.

Transport Canada would not disclose the budget for the project since it's a competitive bidding process. Other information about the tender also cannot be released under federal contracting policies.

Once a construction contract is in place more information will be provided to the public.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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