The Comox Valley Airport is changing the way it operates once again in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Starting tomorrow, it will be reducing its hours from 11:30am to 9:30pm to coincide with changes to flight schedules, ensuring terminal access is available a minimum of two hours before scheduled departures.

It has also installed Plexiglass screens at check-in counters to protect airline staff, and the public, where social distancing is not viable.

The airport says flights from WestJet will continue to provide service between Comox and Calgary, scheduled until May 4th but Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines have temporarily suspended service to YQQ.

Both the café and gift shop in the terminal have closed but vending machines are available for passengers.

The Comox Valley Airport is also reminding you that you must stick to physical distancing measures within the terminal, and you must follow all public health directives regarding the mandatory 14-day isolation period upon return from any destination.

Passengers, or those helping someone who requires mobility assistance, should be the only ones to enter the terminal during pick up and drop off. Individuals who greet, pick up, or drive returning passengers must follow the same isolation protocols as the returning passenger.

YYQ says expanded cleaning schedules are in effect as well to make sure all touch points within, and outside the terminal are kept clean.

For further updates on how the Comox Valley Airport is addressing the challenges due to the COVID 19 pandemic, click here.