Fort St. John & Vancouver, B.C.; September 14, 2020: Vantage Airport Group today announced that Mike Karsseboom has joined North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ) as Managing Director.
A seasoned aviation leader with extensive experience in airports with a focus on safety and security, air traffic control and aircraft manufacturing, Mr. Karsseboom joins Vantage and YXJ after a decade of operational roles with airport authorities in the Greater Toronto Area, and most recently from PortsToronto, where he was Director of Airport Security, Compliance & Planning at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to the Vantage team and know he will be a tremendous asset to North Peace Regional Airport and our network of airports. His deep working knowledge of every aspect of the airport and aviation business makes Mike an ideal fit as YXJ’s new Managing Director,” said Lori Chambers, Senior Director, Operations, Vantage Airport Group.
Mr. Karsseboom’s background also includes years of air traffic control experience with the Department of National Defence and manufacturing work with Bombardier Aerospace. Mike is an active member of both the Canadian Airports Council and the International Association of Airport Executives.
“It’s an interesting time to join YXJ and become part of the community this airport is proud to serve,” said Mike Karsseboom, Managing Director, North Peace Regional Airport. “I’m looking forward to continuing the safe, efficient and friendly operations that YXJ is known for, as we navigate the impact of the global pandemic to our industry and position for recovery.”
About North Peace Regional Airport
Vantage Airport Group oversees the operation of North Peace Regional under a long-term agreement with the North Peace Airport Society. The airport welcomed more than 278,000 passengers in 2019, and as the primary aviation gateway to North-East B.C., accounts for more than 300 local jobs, $18 million in annual payroll and $24 million in total contribution to Canada’s GDP. For more information, visit yxj.ca.
About Vantage Airport Group
Passionate about People, Place and Performance, Vantage Airport Group is a leading investor, developer, planner and manager of airports around the world. Since 1994, Vantage has been making airports more efficient, profitable, sustainable and connected to the communities they serve. Vantage has lent its expertise to 31 airports in its 26-year history, taking 20 from public to private management. Its current network is composed of ten airports, including LaGuardia Terminal B in New York and Midway International Airport in Chicago. As part of JFK Millennium Partners, Vantage has also been selected by JetBlue as its development partner for the planned redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 6. Together, Vantage airports served 58 million passengers in 2019, travelling on 160 different airlines to 265 global destinations. Vantage is headquartered in Vancouver, with a growing North American profile that includes a presence in New York, Chicago and Denver. Vantage is a wholly-owned strategic platform of Corsair Infrastructure Partners for capital deployment in the airport sector. For more information on Vantage’s industry-leading approach, network airports and career opportunities, visit vantageairportgroup.com.