Category:National Airports System
Pages in category "National Airports System"
The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Calgary International Airport – The airport offers scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe and East Asia. YYC Calgary International Airport serves as headquarters for WestJet and as a hub airport for Air Canada, the airport is one of eight Canadian airports with US Border Preclearance facilities. The airport is operated by The Calgary Airport Authority as part of Transport Canadas National Airports System and it is Canadas fourth busiest airport by passenger traffic and 3rd by aircraft movements, handling 15,680,616 passengers in 2016 and 250,953 movements in 2014. In October 2008, The Calgary Airport Authority was named one of Albertas Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc, YYC has both the longest runway and the tallest free-standing control tower in Canada. The airport underwent an expansion project with its new International Facilities Project. The airport opened in 1938 as McCall Field, named in honour of World War I ace and it is actually Calgarys third airport. The original facility was an airstrip in the then-town of Bowness. In 1928, it was replaced with Calgary Municipal Airport, in the Renfrew area, in 1940, McCall Field was taken over by the Department of Transport, and not returned to the city until 1949. A new terminal opened in 1956, but quickly became obsolete with the dawn of the jet age, the city did not have nearly enough funding for the necessary upgrades, and sold it to Transport Canada in 1966, who renamed it Calgary International Airport. This led to a media firestorm and a second petition to not change the name. In October 2016, days prior to opening the new international terminal and we are very pleased that this brand has been formally incorporated into our official airport name. ”The airport is divided into two terminals. The Domestic Terminal consists of concourses A, B, and C, the International Terminal opened on October 31,2016, and handles all International and USA-bound flights. It consists of Concourses D and E, all concourses are connected behind security by a connections corridor, consisting of walkways, moving sidewalks, and a fleet of electric shuttles called YYC Link. Domestic Terminal The domestic terminal consists of Concourses A, B, and C and this was the airports only terminal before the new International Terminal opened on October 31,2016. The terminal was designed by Stevenson, Raines, Barret, Hutton, Seton and Partners, Gates 1 to 24 are located on this concourse, most of which are used primarily by WestJet. Gates 1 to 6 comprise regional operations for WestJet Encore, there are five security lanes dedicated to Concourse A flights. The A concourse contains the Swissport Calgary Chinook lounge, Concourse A used to handle international flights, but it no longer does as of October 31,2016 with the opening of the new International Terminal. Gates 21 to 40 are swing gates, Gates 21 to 24 will swing between Concourse A and B
2. Edmonton International Airport – Edmonton International Airport is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton region of the Canadian province of Alberta. The airport offers scheduled flights to major cities in Canada, the United States, Mexico. It is a hub facility for Northern Alberta and Northern Canada and it is Canadas largest major airport by total land area, the 5th busiest airport by passenger traffic and by aircraft movements. Operated by Edmonton Airports and located 26 kilometres south southwest of downtown Edmonton in Leduc County on highway 2 opposite of the city of Leduc and it served 7,981,074 passengers in 2015. Transport Canada selected the current site for Edmonton International Airport and purchased over 7,000 acres of land, when the airport opened on November 15,1960, its first terminal was an arch hangar. Today, it is in use by Canadian North, in 1963, a passenger terminal, built in the international style, was opened. It remains in use as the North Terminal, artwork, fired by Alberta Natural Gas, adorned the departures area exterior. A large mural, commissioned by the Canadian government in 1963 for CAD$18,000 titled Bush Pilot in Northern Sky by Jack Shadbolt, an appraisal in 2005 indicated that the mural was worth $750,000, and a restoration of the mural was undertaken in 2007. During the 1970s, the experienced a rapid growth in traffic as the city of Edmonton grew. However, from the early 1980s until 1995, traffic declined and this decline was attributed to the continued usage of Edmonton City Centre Airport as well as to a slowing economy. In a municipal plebiscite in that year, 77% of voting Edmontonians voted to consolidate all scheduled jet service at Edmonton International Airport. In 1998, the airport underwent a $282 million 1998–2005 Redevelopment Project, the three-phase project included the construction of a south terminal and central hall concept, a commuter facility, doubling of the apron, and a multi-storey parkade. This redevelopment project expanded the capacity to 5.5 million. By the time the project was completed in 2005, continued passenger growth triggered planning for another expansion. A new 107, 000-square-foot control and office tower was added in 2009, further expansion was completed in 2013. Functional highlights include seven new gates,14 boarding bridges, six new elevators and moving walkways, over 100 security doors. Incremental improvements like improving de-icing capacity and implementing common use systems for airlines were also delivered, the Renaissance Hotel and the iconic snow-drift inspired control and office tower are recent major additions to the airport landscape. In 2016, the Edmonton International Airport expected to begin twinning Highway 19, the realignment of the highway will allow for the airport to finalize engineering and begin construction on the airports third runway - runway 11/29
3. Gander International Airport – Gander International Airport is located in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and is operated by the Gander International Airport Authority. Canadian Forces Base Gander shares the airfield but is an entity from the airport. Construction of the began in 1936 and it was opened in 1938, with its first landing on January 11 of that year. Within a few years it had four runways and was the largest airport in the world and its official name until 1949 was Newfoundland Airport. In 1940, the operation of the Newfoundland Airport was assigned by the Dominion of Newfoundland to the Royal Canadian Air Force, thousands of aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Corps/United States Army Air Forces and the RCAF destined for the European Theatre travelled through Gander. The Royal Canadian Navy also established Naval Radio Station Gander at the airfield, using the station as a listening post to detect the transmissions and location of enemy submarines and warships. Following Newfoundlands entry into Confederation, the government renamed the airport Gander International Airport, numerous improvements were made to the runways and terminals. Gander is near the circle route between cities of the U. S. Starting in the 1940s it was a stop for transatlantic flights to Scotland, Ireland and beyond. Carriers at Gander during this era included, Air France ran several services through Gander connecting Paris and Shannon to Montreal, Boston, American Overseas Airlines used Gander as stop for Lockheed Constellation flights between New York and London from 1947. British Overseas Airways Corporation operated Constellations on London-Shannon-Gander-New York, London-Glasgow-Gander-New York, by 1960 the Gander stop was only used as an alternative to a Glasgow or Shannon stop for Bristol Britannia service to Montreal and Toronto. KLM used Gander as a stop on Amsterdam-Glasgow-Gander-New York service from 1946, pan American World Airways used Gander as a stop for transatlantic Douglas DC-4 service between New York-Idlewild and Shannon starting in 1946. Gander remained in use in 1960 as a stop for Douglas DC-7 services between New York and Scandinavia, although other transatlantic flights bypassed Gander by that point, sabena operated Brussels-Shannon-Gander-New York service from 1949 using Douglas DC-6s. Scandinavian Airlines operated Stockholm-Oslo/Copenhagen-Prestwick-Gander-New York service from 1946, trans-Canada Air Lines used Gander as a stop for transatlantic service to London from 1946 and also operated local service from Gander to St. Johns and Sydney. Trans World Airlines operated Boston-Gander-Shannon and Boston-Gander-Azores-Lisbon services from 1947 using Constellations, with service to destinations in Europe. Runway 04/22 was extended from 8,400 to 10,500 ft in 1971, with the advent of jets with longer range in the 1960s most flights no longer needed to refuel. Gander has decreased in importance, but it remains the home of Gander Control, most aircraft travelling to and from Europe or North America must talk to either or both of these air traffic controls. The 757 is particularly vulnerable in this respect as it was not originally designed for use on transatlantic routes, during the Cold War, Gander was notable for the number of persons from the former Warsaw Pact nations who defected there
4. Halifax Stanfield International Airport – Halifax/Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, or Halifax Stanfield International Airport is a Canadian airport located in Enfield, Nova Scotia, a community within Halifax, Nova Scotia. It serves Halifax, mainland Nova Scotia and adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces, the airport is named in honour of Robert Stanfield, the 17th Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. The airport, owned by Transport Canada since it was constructed and it is the 8th busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic. The airport handled a total of 3,702,705 passengers and 78,324 aircraft movements in 2015 and it is a hub for Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, Provincial Airlines, and SkyLink Express. Today Saunders Park, named after the first Halifax airport manager, RCAF Station Shearwater functioned as Halifaxs primary airport until June 1960, when the current airport was opened. The Kelly Lake site was chosen in 1954 after a search for suitable location. The land was purchased by the City of Halifax while the federal Department of Transport constructed the airport, a key factor was to find a site near Halifax with a minimal number of days per year when fog would affect airport operation. The origin of the myth may come from commuters, who may experience very localized fog near the airport during their drive along Highway 102. To honour the people of Gander and Halifax for their support during the operation and that airplane is listed with the registration D-AIFC, and is the first aircraft of the whole fleet with a city name outside of Germany. Halifax Airport fared well in the 2005 AETRA survey for passenger satisfaction, produced by the International Air Transport Association, in March 2007, Halifax Airport earned two first-place finishes in the 2006 Airports Council International Service Quality Awards held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For the fourth year, it ranked first in overall passenger satisfaction for airports worldwide with under five million passengers. In addition, the ranked first in the Americas in the new category of Airport People Awards. In early 2010, Halifax Stanfield was rated by passengers as the Best Airport in the World in its class for the year in a row. The passenger terminal building was opened in September 1960 and it serves over 3.5 million passengers per year. The growth experienced in the decades since the construction has necessitated constant renovations. Since 1998, the airport has been undergoing a renovation program. The latest phase was announced in September 2004, the project was expected to cost over $250 million. In December 2004, U. S. Customs and Border Protection approved Halifax Airport for United States border preclearance and it took effect in late 2006
5. London International Airport – London International Airport is located 5 nautical miles northeast of the city of London, Ontario, Canada. In 2016, the airport handled 514,685 passengers, and, in 2011, was the 20th busiest in Canada in terms of aircraft movements, Air Canada Express, WestJet and WestJet Encore serve London International Airport. It also provides services for cargo airlines, the airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 180 passengers, however, in January 1927 the City of London selected a site for an airfield at Lambeth, Ontario near 42°55′00″N 081°17′00″W. A group of local businessmen acquired the site in 1928 and by 3 May 1929 an airport license was issued to London Airport Ltd, the London Flying Club was formed in 1928 and became a tenant of the new airport. The airfield was used for flying instruction, private aviation, by 1933 it had become too small for some commercial aircraft. The London Flying Club continued to use the Lambeth airfield until 7 August 1942, in 1935 the city decided to replace the original London Airport. Site surveys and consultations took place and on 9 September 1939, at the start of World War II, the city leased the new airport to the Government of Canada, Department of Transport on 24 January 1940 for the duration of the war. Runways 14-32 and 05-23 were paved and ready for use by July 1940 and this air station was host to No.3 Elementary Flying School and No.4 Air Observer School, both part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The airport remained under civilian management and was used for civil, the licence for London City Airport was issued on 6 May 1941. Improvements made during this time include, main building opened in July 1942 Trans-Canada Airlines began serve to the airport in July 1942. Commonwealth Air Training Plan operations ended on 31 December 1944 with the closure of No.4 Air Observer School, after the war the airport remained under the control of the Department of Transport. After World War II RCAF reserve or auxiliary squadrons were given the task of defending Canadas major cities,420 Squadron reformed as City of London 420 Auxiliary Squadron at the airport in September 1948. Initially equipped with Harvard aircraft, the squadron upgraded to Mustangs in 1952, Air Defence Command reformed 2420 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at London on 1 July 1956. 2420 trained Fighter Control operators and disbanded on 31 May 1961, RCAF Station London opened in 1950 to support a NATO Induction and Training Centre, later moved to Centralia. The station closed on 30 September 1958, as a tribute to this period, a Canadair T-33 aircraft in former Royal Canadian Air Force livery is mounted in front of the main terminal building. The airport has been improved since World War II as navigation and air traffic control systems evolved. Shuttle service is available for passengers wishing to connect to flights at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, on December 15,2016, an Air Canada Jazz Bombardier Dash 8 from London to Toronto slid off the runway into snow-covered grass following takeoff
6. Regina International Airport – Regina International Airport is an international airport located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, located 2 nautical miles south-west and 7 km west south-west of the city centre. It is run by the Regina Airport Authority and it was, in 2010, the second busiest airport in Saskatchewan. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency, CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 120 passengers. However, they can handle up to 250 if the aircraft is unloaded in stages. The first site in Regina used for flying was the infield at Regina Exhibition Parks horse race track, where visiting barnstormer Lucky Bob St. Pierre flew a Curtiss Model D biplane in August,1911. After the First World War, Reginan Roland Groome returned from service as a flying instructor in Southern Ontario and, with partners. Its primitive airfield was located near what is the current intersection of Hill Avenue, in May 1920, federal government regulators assigned this field the designation of Canada s first licensed air harbour. Groome also received Canadian commercial pilots licence No.1 and mechanic Robert McCombie was given air engineers licence No.1, the airport site was developed in 1928-30. A terminal building was built in 1940, scheduled airline service was initially provided by Moose Jaw-based Prairie Airways and then Trans-Canada Air Lines. A new terminal building was erected in 1960, major renovations to this terminal building were conducted in 1983-86. A $24-million expansion started in January 2004, increasing its capacity to 1.2 million passengers per year, the first phase was completed in August 2005. The second phase is now under way and includes further expansion for security services and for facilities for new tenants such as stores and eating establishments. In 2009, construction began on two new jetways, one between gates 5 and 6, to the right of the atrium, and the other as an offshoot of gate 1. This is to keep up with demand and to further increase passenger comfort. On May 1,1995, under the Canada-US Open Skies agreement, United Express then began non-stop service to Chicago OHare and Denver. In 1996 WestJet began Boeing 737-200 service, mainline service to Toronto returned on November 2,2008 using the Embraer E-190 aircraft. Since then, Edmonton and Winnipeg have been added to WestJets Encore network out of Regina, starting in the 2014 summer season, WestJet has also added two weekly flights to Las Vegas, one flight on Wednesday, and the other being on Saturday. In late 2014, United Airlines cancelled service to Chicago, in May 2016, Delta Air Lines confirmed that service to Minneapolis would cease on July 31,2016, ending the last year-round service from Regina to the United States
7. St. John's International Airport – St. Johns International Airport is in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is an airport located 3 nautical miles northwest of St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador that serves the St. Johns Metro Area. The airport is part of the National Airports System, and is operated by St. Johns International Airport Authority Inc, the airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 165 passengers, however, they can handle up to 450 if the aircraft is unloaded in stages. Concern was expressed in the Canadian Parliament as early as September 1939 for the security of Dominion of Newfoundland in the event of a German raid or attack. It was felt that a permanent airfield defence facility was needed and as a result discussions were carried out among Canada, Newfoundland, in late 1940 the Canadian Government agreed to construct an air base near St. Johns. Early in 1941, Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King informed Newfoundland Governor Sir Humphrey T. Walwyn of the location in Torbay. Newfoundland agreed, but stipulated that Canada was to assume all expenses, the Canadian Government agreed, and in April 1941 McNamara Construction Company began construction on the runway. At a cost of approximately $1.5 million, a pair of runways, taxiways, aprons, hangars and other facilities were built, the Royal Canadian Air Force officially opened Torbay Airport on December 15,1941. It was jointly used by the RCAF, Royal Air Force, on October 18,1941, three American B-17 Flying Fortress and one RCAF Digby made the first unofficial landings on the only serviceable runway available. Later that month a British Overseas Airways Corporation B-24 Liberator en route from Prestwick, Scotland, to Gander, the first terminal building at the site was constructed in 1943. The small wooden structure was replaced by a brick building in 1958. Although the airfield was not used as much as Argentia, Gander, Stephenville and Goose Bay airports in the movement of large numbers of aircraft to England, the Royal Air Force had its own squadron of fighters, surveillance and weather aircraft stationed there. The RCAF personnel strength on the station during the war years was well over 2000. The US Military Air Transport Service needed Torbay Airport in order to complete its mission at that time. Maintenance of the airport and facilities was done by the Canadian Department of Transport, on April 1,1946, the airport became a civilian operation under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Department of Transport. Confusion was caused by the presence of American military personnel at a civilian airport operated by the Canadian government in a foreign country, consequently, on 1 April 1953 control was returned to the Department of National Defence. In early 1954 a rental agreement was signed between the USAF and the RCAF, and the USAF acquired use of additional buildings
8. Toronto Pearson International Airport – The airport is named in honour of Toronto-born Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Pearson Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. Pearson handles more international passengers than any airport in North America other than John F. Kennedy International Airport, Pearson is the main hub for Air Canada. It is also a hub for passenger airline WestJet and cargo airline FedEx Express, Pearson Airport is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority as part of Transport Canadas National Airports System. In 1952, the became the first in the world to provide facilities for United States border preclearance. An extensive network of domestic flights is operated from Pearson by several airlines to all major. As of 2017, over 75 airlines operate around 1,100 daily departures from Toronto Pearson to more than 180 destinations across all six of the inhabited continents. In 1937, the Government of Canada agreed to support the building of two airports for Toronto, one site was downtown, todays Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The other was to be outside the city, as a backup for the downtown field, a site near the town of Malton, northwest of Toronto, was chosen and the Toronto Harbour Commission purchased and acquired several farms to provide the land for the airfield. The first scheduled flight for the new Malton Airport was a Trans-Canada Air Lines DC-3 that landed on August 29,1939. During World War II, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan operated No.1 Elementary Service Flying School, in 1958, the City of Toronto sold the Malton Airport to Transport Canada, who subsequently changed the name of the facility to Toronto International Airport. The airport was officially renamed Lester B. Pearson International Airport in 1984, Pearson, the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada and recipient of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority assumed management, operation, and control of the airport in 1996, Toronto Pearson International Airport has two active terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. A third terminal, the Infield Terminal, is not used for regular operations at Pearson. Measuring over 567,000 square metres, Terminal 1 is the largest terminal at Pearson Airport and is among the largest buildings in the world by floor space, Air Canada and all other Star Alliance airlines that serve Toronto Pearson operate out of Terminal 1. The terminal is used by non-alliance airline Emirates. Terminal 1 was designed by a joint venture known as Airports Architects Canada, comprising Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Adamson Associates Architects and Moshe Safdie and Associates. It contains 58 gates, D1, D3, D5, D7-D12, D20, D22, D24, D26, D28, D31–D45, D51, D53, D55, D57, F60–F63, F64A–F64B, F65, F66A–F66B, F/E67–F/E81, F91, and F93