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Attracting airlines top priority for Cape Breton airport

Jan. 9, 2012, Sydney, N.S. - The new chairman of the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney airport says he's eager to attract new carriers to the Cape Breton facility.


January 9, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Doug Peach, the retired director of finance for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, is taking over the job from Hayes MacNeil, who will serve as vice chairman of the airport's board.

Peach says the board has approached air carriers to see if they'd be interested in serving the Cape Breton site.

Currently Air Canada is the airport's main carrier, while WestJet flies into Sydney on a seasonal basis.

Peach said pitches and presentations have been made to other carriers, such as Porter.

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The new board also includes John MacKinnon as treasurer and Kirk MacRae as secretary.