Vancouver, B.C.; March 4, 2020: Vantage Airport Group today announced that Shea De La Mare has joined North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ) as Managing Director.

Mr. De La Mare is a senior-level professional with more than 20 years of diverse airport, aviation and municipal government experience. Notably, Mr. De La Mare worked at Calgary International airport in airside operations, managed a medium-sized municipal airport including oversight of more than $9 million in groundside, airside and facility construction projects, led the operation of a busy fixed based operation and worked as flight crew in corporate aviation.

“We are delighted to welcome Shea to our team of airport professionals. His unique combination of industry knowledge, proven ability to lead airport operations and enthusiasm for the critical role that regional airports play in the communities they serve make him an ideal fit as YXJ’s Managing Director” said Lori Chambers, Senior Director, Operations, Vantage Airport Group.

This appointment comes at a historic time for North Peace Regional; in 2019, YXJ welcomed a record 278,720 passengers travelling on scheduled commercial service, an increase of 4 percent over the previous year.

“It’s an exciting time to join YXJ and become part of the community this airport is proud to serve” said Shea De La Mare, Managing Director, North Peace Regional Airport. “I’m looking forward to continuing the safe, efficient and friendly operations that YXJ is known for, backed by the resources and expertise of Vantage Airport Group.”

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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 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. Vantage is also JetBlue Airways’ preferred development partner for the international terminal redevelopment project at New York’s John F. Kennedy International. Together, Vantage airports served 58 million passengers in 2019, travelling on 150 different airlines to 375 global destinations. Vantage is headquartered in Vancouver, with a growing North American profile that includes a presence in New York, Chicago and Denver.