Victoria International Airport

From Dominion of British Columbia
Victoria International Airport
IATA code XVI
ICAO code BCVI
MTC Location ID -
Address 1640 Electra Boulevard
Patricia Bay
Victoria V23 5VD
Hub for Air BC
Inter-Dominion Air Lines
Pacific Coastal Airlines
VIH Helicopters (main)
Focus city for Orca Airways

Victoria International Airport is an airport in Patricia Bay, Victoria, British Columbia; part of the airport area is used by the Royal British Columbia Navy and the Royal British Columbia Marine Corps as a helicopter base, called NAB Eagle.

The airport is served by Pat Bay–Airport Station on Line 1 of the Victoria Metro.

History

The Royal BC Air Force opened its first base on Vancouver Island in 1916, building an airstrip in Patricia Bay, Victoria that year. By 1924 RBCAF Patricia Bay added the Navy as a tenant as well, with commercial air service beginning in the same year with flights to Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Seattle, USA.

A major expansion of Patricia Bay Airport began in 1937, with the construction of a second runway and new civilian passenger and freight terminals separate from the military facilities; this work was completed in 1941, and at the same time, a new railway station was built on the BC Electric Railway's Island Line to ease the movement of travellers between the airport and the city of Victoria. In 1956 the RBCAF relocated all its operations to RBCAF Comox, and on the site of the Air Force facilities, a new, state-of-the-art passenger terminal was built. When the work was completed in 1960, the airport received its present name, Victoria International Airport.

Airlines and destinations

Victoria International Airport hosts twenty-one airlines serving thirty-two domestic, nineteen continental, and five international destinations.

Passenger

Airline Service area Destination Aircraft
Air BC Domestic Bella Coola Su-80
Blaenau B737-900
Cassiar ATR 42, ATR 72
Chetwynd RJ85, RJ100
Dawson Creek B737-900
Dease Lake RJ85, RJ100
Fort Nelson ATR 72, RJ100
Ganiks Laxha RJ85, RJ100
Hagwilget ATR 72, RJ85
Kamloops RJ100
Kelowna RJ100
Kemano ATR 42
Meziadin RJ85
Penticton ATR 42, Su-80
Prince George B737-900, Superjet 100
Prince Rupert B737-900, Superjet 100
Tisquit Su-80
Valemount Superjet 100
Vancouver An-158, ATR 42, RJ85
Continental Baltimore B737-700
Calgary B737-900, RJ100
Las Vegas B737-700, B737-900
Los Angeles B737-700, B737-900
Ottawa B737-900
Portland, OR ATR 72, RJ85
San Francisco B737-700, RJ100
Seattle ATR 72, RJ85
Toronto–Pearson B737-700, B737-900
International Frankfurt B767-200ER
London Gatwick B767-200ER
Air Canada Continental Calgary A220-200
Edmonton A220-200
Montreal–Dorval B737 MAX 8
Toronto–Pearson B737 MAX 8
Air North Continental Whitehorse B737-400, B737-500
AirCal Continental Los Angeles B737-800
Reno Superjet 100
Santa Ana B737-800, Superjet 100
Alaska Airlines Continental Seattle B737-800
American Airlines Continental New York–Kennedy A321-200
Canadian Airlines International Continental Calgary B737-400
Edmonton B737-400
Ottawa B737 MAX 8
Toronto-Bishop B737 MAX 8
Winnipeg B737-700
Harmony Airways Continental Honolulu seasonal B757-200
Hawkair Domestic Mackenzie B737-300
Horizon Air Continental Bellingham DHC-8-400
Port Angeles DHC-8-400
Portland, OR Embraer 175
Seattle Embraer 175
Inter-Dominion Air Lines Domestic Blaenau Superjet 100
Dawson Creek Superjet 100
Ganiks Laxha Superjet 100
Gitlaxtʼaamiks Superjet 100
Kamloops Superjet 100
Prince George Superjet 100
Shana A330-900
Valemount Superjet 100
Continental Calgary Superjet 100
Edmonton Superjet 100
Honolulu A321neo
Los Angeles Tu-204-220, Tu-204SM
Mexico City A321neo, Tu-204-220
Montreal–Dorval Tu-204SM
Ottawa A321neo, Tu-204-220
Toronto–Pearson A321neo, Tu-204-220
Washington–Dulles Tu-204SM
Winnipeg MD-90, Superjet 100
International Auckland A350-900
Canberra A350-900
Edinburgh seasonal A330-200
Hong Kong A350-900
London Heathrow A330-200, A350-900
Nassau seasonal Tu-204-220, Tu-204SM
Island Express Air Domestic Abbotsford DHC-8-103
Alert Bay Twin Otter
Kelowna Flightcraft Domestic Kelowna B737-800
Kenmore Air Continental Everett Cessna 208
Kootenay Airways Domestic Blaenau RJ85
North Cariboo Air Domestic Williams Lake ATP
Northern Thunderbird Air Domestic Gitlaxtʼaamiks B717-200HGW
Orca Airways Domestic Port Alberni Beech 99
Qualicum Beach Beech 99
Tofino Beech 99
Pacific Coastal Airlines Domestic Cranbrook ATR 72
Kelowna ATR 72
Kemano Do-328
Nelson ATR 72
Port Hardy Do-328
Salmon Arm Do-328
Trail ATR 72
Vancouver ATR 72, Do-328
Vernon ATR 72
Continental Bellingham ATR 72
Pacific Western Airlines Domestic Quatsino CRJ702
Sandspit Q300
Vancouver CRJ200, Q300
Continental Seattle Q300
Pan Am Continental Washington–Dulles B757-300
Panagra Airways Continental Boston A320-200
Dallas-Fort Worth B737-900, MD-90
Las Vegas A321-200
Los Angeles B737-900, MD-90
Miami B757-300
New York–Kennedy A320-200
San Juan Airlines Continental Bellingham EMB-110
Utari Air Domestic Prince Rupert Yak-242-300
Shana (via XPR) Yak-242-300
Western Airlines Continental Denver MD-90
Las Vegas A320neo
Los Angeles Kehloke 1, MD-90
San Francisco Kehloke 1
WestJet Continental Calgary B737-800
Edmonton B737-800

NAB Eagle

The Navy began using the Air Force airstrip at Patricia Bay in 1924, with the Navy facilities being designated NAB Eagle. Since 1960 it is used as a helicopter base by Navy and Marine aviation.