Kelowna’s airport director has been elected as vice chair of the Canadian Airports Council, the voice of Canada’s airport community.
Sam Samaddar was elected vice chair this week, while Howard Eng was elected as the council’s new chair. Samaddar began his career at the Vancouver International Airport in 1988. In 1992, he assumed the position of superintendent airport operations at the Kelowna International Airport and has since held numerous positions.
Eng is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Geoff Dickson, President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority, has joined as director.
The Canadian Airports Council represents more than 100 airports including all of the privately operated National Airports Systems airports across the country.