COVID-19: Airport implementing new restrictions

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The Grande Prairie Airport will restrict access for commercial air carrier service beginning Monday until April 30 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Passenger air service will be permitted to operate at the airport between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily. The air terminal will be accessible during these hours but closed the rest of the time.

“It is incumbent upon our airport to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our region,” said Airport CEO Brian Grant in a Wednesday release.

“We recognize our responsibilities to provide essential service to the region and as such the airport continues to remain open as usual 24 hours per day 7 days per week to all other users.”

The local airport does not have any direct air service to international or U.S. destinations, while all screening of arriving passengers is done at airports designated as points of entry.

The airport also has a monitoring team active 24 hours a day and remains in ongoing communications with air carriers, other airports, government officials and local authorities to review the needs of the community.

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