Trees trimmed, night flights resume at Penticton Airport

Penticton Regional Airport has resumed commercial night flights after Transport Canada trimmed several trees interfering with navigational aids at the airport.

PENTICTON  - Night-time commercial flights have resumed at Penticton Regional Airport.

WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart says the airline resumed its normal schedule yesterday evening, Nov. 3.

The airline, along with Jazz Aviation, suspended night-time flights into the city last week after a Department of Transport notice to aviators bulletin was issued regarding navigation aids being obscured by tree branches.

Transport Canada's Natasha Gauthier says Penticton Airport retained an arborist, and along with private landowners adjacent to the airport, and have trimmed the trees causing the issue, resulting in lifting of the NOTAM release.

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