The North Peace Regional Airport seems to be doing well despite the recession.
Managing Director Todd Tripp says the first three months of 2009 will determine how well the airport does throughout the year. [asset|aid=949|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=efc2bb95350fcff15033f8e349c49c42-Todd Tripp 1_2_Pub.mp3]
He says aircraft movement went down five percent last year. He notes bad weather in the area and in Vancouver contributed to the decrease.
Mr. Tripp also says the rise in fuel prices accounts for the drop. The airport has also seen a few curtailments in flying by private aircraft owners due to the rising fuel prices.
Mr. Tripp says despite the decrease in aircraft movement last year, flight seat sales are doing quite well in ’09. [asset|aid=950|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=efc2bb95350fcff15033f8e349c49c42-Todd Tripp 2_2_Pub.mp3]
Mr. Tripp says the airport has not yet been directly impacted by the recession and is remaining positive.