Travel in and out of Lynn Lake will continue as a long term operating agreement has been reached that will see their airport stay open. Fred Petrie VP of Operations at the airport is glad to see the airport staying open and in local hands. He says an airport is key to a community’s economic development adding commercial and economic activity that an airport can facilitate is essential to having a viable community.
They announced the public/private partnership on Friday and under the agreement YYL Airport will be assuming all operational responsibilities for the facility. Petrie says they plan to have an aggressive approach with the airport in bringing in business and opportunities to Lynn Lake. Mayor James Lindsay says with this agreement Lynn Lake will be in an improved position to help foster Economic Development locally and within the region.