Fredericton International Airport

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Fredericton International Airport

Aéroport international de Fredericton
Fredericton Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorGreater Fredericton Airport Authority
ServesFredericton, New Brunswick
LocationLincoln, New Brunswick
Time zoneAST (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL67 ft / 20 m
Coordinates45°52′08″N 066°32′14″W / 45.86889°N 66.53722°W / 45.86889; -66.53722Coordinates: 45°52′08″N 066°32′14″W / 45.86889°N 66.53722°W / 45.86889; -66.53722
CYFC is located in New Brunswick
CYFC is located in Canada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
09/27 8,005 2,440 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Environment Canada[2]
Movements from Statistics Canada[3]
Passengers from Fredericton International Airport[4]

Fredericton International Airport (IATA: YFC, ICAO: CYFC) is an airport in Lincoln, New Brunswick, Canada, 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) southeast[1] of Fredericton.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 55 passengers or 140 if offloaded in stages.[1]

Part of the National Airports System, the airport is owned by Transport Canada and operated by the Greater Fredericton Airport Authority.

The airport has two runways and is the second-busiest airport in New Brunswick in terms of passenger levels, after the Greater Moncton International Airport. In 2016 the airport handled 377,977[5] passengers and in 2008 the airport went from 34,078 aircraft movements to 73,330, an increase of 115%, prompting Nav Canada to provide a control tower in 2009/2010.[6] In 2009 the airport saw the number of movements rise by 44.8% to 106,178 making it the 19th-busiest in Canada and the only one in the top twenty without air traffic control during the year.[7]

Fredericton was designated an international airport in 2007 by Transport Canada.

The airport spent $30 million to expand the terminal size by 50% to improve energy efficiency, add more ticket counters, washroom and seating;[8] the expansion began in mid summer of 2018 and lasts for 30 months.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Canada Express Dash 8 Q400 arriving from Toronto-Pearson
Air Canada Express Halifax, Montreal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto–Pearson (ends October 26, 2019)[9]
Air Canada Rouge Toronto–Pearson (begins October 27, 2019)[9]
Porter Airlines Ottawa
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Cancún, Holguín, Varadero
WestJet Encore Toronto–Pearson


Annual traffic[edit]

Annual Passenger Traffic[10]
Year Passengers % Change
2010 273,968 Steady
2011 279,447 Increase 2%
2012 283,760 Increase 1.5%
2013 298,760 Increase 5.5%
2014 316,888 Increase 6.1%
2015 349,832 Increase 10.4%
2016 377,977 Increase 8.1%
2017 398,000 Increase 5.3%
2018 424,324 Increase 7.8%


The airport has its own fire suppression to handle aircraft-related emergency calls.


  1. ^ a b c Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 20 June 2019 to 0901Z 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Synoptic/Metstat Station Information". Archived from the original on 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  3. ^ "Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA towers". 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  4. ^ Airport sees record passenger traffic in 2010
  5. ^ "Fredericton International Airport posts seventh consecutive year of record-breaking growth - Fredericton International Airport". Fredericton International Airport. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  6. ^ Airport to get its own tower
  7. ^ "Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations". 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  8. ^ Ibrahim, Hadeel (2018-05-01). "Fredericton airport gets green light for $30M-expansion to ease crowding". CBC News.
  9. ^ a b "Air Canada Makes Strategic Enhancements on Eastern Canadian Regional Routes for Spring 2019". Air Canada. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  10. ^ Statistics. "YFC: Annual Report". Fredericton International Airport.

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