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The Charlottetown Airport is located within the City of Charlottetown in the Province of Prince Edward Island. The airport facility is located on Maple Hills Avenue, just minutes from downtown Charlottetown, off Route 15 on the Brackley Point Road.

The airport is located on 610 hectares (1508 acres) of land which is currently owned by Transport Canada but operated since March 1, 1999 under a long-term lease by the Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc., a "not-for-profit" corporation.

Aerodrome operations & Facilities
Charlottetown Airport is a public use, land airport and operates day and night (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) using both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The airport has 2 runways, 03/21 being the primary runway that is 7000 feet long by 150 feet wide and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS). Runway 10/28 is the secondary runway and is 5000 feet long by 200 feet wide. There are two aircraft parking Aprons (Apron I & II). Apron I is used primarily by scheduled air carriers ands larger general aviation aircraft and has approximately 18,400 sq. m. (183m x 100m) of concrete while Apron II is of asphalt construction with approximately 9,000 sq. m. (110m x 82m) of parking/movement space.

The Air Terminal Building, constructed in 1985/86, is a spacious, barrier free facility, including a restaurant, gift shop, lounge and four major vehicle rental agencies. There is a taxi concession license which stipulates that the taxi concessionaire must meet all scheduled flights and provide a taxi service to Charlottetown and all surrounding areas. Licensed tour and bus operations also operate from the airport.

Other amenities in the terminal building include a banking machine, money changer, public pay phones including a TTY (teletypewriter), direct lines to various hotels, and a business center with Internet and e-mail access. Ample parking is available in either the Short-Term or in the Long-Term Parking Lot.

Various general aviation businesses and other tenants are located at the airport with additional airside and groundside lots available for lease. The Charlottetown Airport Business Park is located immediately adjacent to Brackley Point Road, 0.5 km north of the Charlottetown By-Pass Highway providing tenants with quick and easy access to the downtown core or the provincial highway system.

Airport Restaurant
Atlantic Isle Gourmet Pasta
(902) 566-5009
Provides quick meals, various snacks, freshly made sandwiches and wraps. Also provides breads, egg rolls, cheese and pasta to take home. Opens for the first morning flight. Closes around 6:00. Vending machines are available when the restaurant is closed.

Airport Gift Shop
Delta Distributors Ltd.
(902) 628-1732
Provides newspapers, magazines, books, and gifts.

Business Centre
The Business Centre is located in a separate area, adjacent to the seating area, providing free internet access, a fax machine and a phone with computer hook-up. This area is provided as a joint venture by Eastlink, Perry Office Interiors, Aliant and the Charlottetown Airport Authority.

Charlottetown Airport, (ICAO CYYG, IATA YYG), is located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The airport is currently run by the Charlottetown Airport Authority. In 2004, it was the 36th busiest Canadian airport by aircraft movements (14,899 movements total).

Airlines and Nonstop Destinations

  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Jazz (Halifax, Montreal)
  • Conquest Vacations (Toronto)
  • Northwest Airlines (Detroit)
  • Westjet (Toronto)

Charlottetown Airport has 2 runways, 03-21 (ILS equipped) and 10-28 which are 7000 and 5000 feet (2100 and 1500 m) long respectively.

The first aircraft to operate in the Charlottetown area was one that landed at the exhibition grounds east of the city's central business district in 1912; it was not until 1931 that a permanent airfield was built. The first facility was known as Upton Field (later Upton Airport) and consisted of two turf runways 2800 ft. and 1600 ft. respectively, opening on January 16, 1932. Upton was a farming community located in the western part of Queens Royalty, northwest of the city proper. The airfield was leased to Canadian Airways Limited from October 9, 1932 to October 9, 1938, although the airfield was only licensed until June 30, 1938. Throughout this time, Upton Airport received the first air mail service in Canada. Today the site is occupied by a small subdivision.

In June 1938 the city government asked the Department of Transport to assist in the development of an expanded municipal airport. Upton Airport was considered a candidate, as was a 300 acre property east of Sherwood Station on the Brackley Point Road. Upton Airport was rejected due to lack of space and the Sherwood Station property in the central part of Charlottetown Royalty was purchased by the city government for $30,000. The provincial government contributed 50% to the development of the new airport in exchange for 50% of its profits while the city would operate it.

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