Welcome to Stephenville Intl Airport
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Holiday Inn Stephenville
The Holiday Inn Stephenville is located very close to the Stephenville International Airport, only 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. One of the greatest features that a hotel could provide is complimentary high-speed internet access and at this Holiday Inn you can be sure to browse the internet or work undisturbed without any extra costs. Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings for some live entertainment located at Emile's Pub & Eatery. Other amenities include barbecue grills, daily housekeeping, and a business center.
Stephenville International Airport
Days Inn Stephenville
44 Queen Street | Stephenville, NL A2N 3M5 CA
Stephenville Intl Airport Information
- 24 hour full instrument operation
- Commercial airlines - Jetsgo, Air Labrador and Provincial Airlines
- Customs 24 hour
- Security 24 hour - RCMP Commissionaire
- Ground handling support for 747 and below - lower deck loading, De-ice Type I, air start
- Transport Canada Coast Guard Hangar
- Crash/Fire Rescue -CAT 6 - (CAT 7 - .30 PNR)
- Refueling - Stephenville Aviation Services
- Full service FBO
- Hotels up to 500 rooms within one hour. (Holiday Inn, Stephenville, 1-800-465-4329)
- Hospital services - emergency 24 hour - air ambulance 24 hour
- Terminal restaurant, bar and car rentals - Budget and National
- Airfield operated to the highest Transport Canada standards
- 24 hour Stephenville air radio - 122.1
- Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland Safety and Emergency Response Training Centre (SERT) is located here.
Stephenville Airport (ICAO CYJT, IATA YJT) is an airport located in the town of Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. It was built by the United States Air Force and operated as Ernest Harmon AFB from 1941-1966.
In 1941 the United States obtained rights to construct an air force base in the St. George's Bay area of Newfoundland. The U.S. 76th Congress approved the 99 year lease and in April 1941, construction began.
The air force base was originally referred to as Stephenville Air Base. However, it was renamed Ernest Harmon Air Force Base on June 23, 1948, in honor of Captain Ernest Emery Harmon. Harmon was a U.S. Army Corps ace who was killed in an air crash in 1933.
On September 1, 1943, the Newfoundland Base Command transferred control of the Harmon Field to the North Atlantic Wing, Air Transport Command. The base became a part of the Northeast Air Command in October, 1950. Then in April of 1957, the Strategic Air Command assumed control.
The mandate of the base was to maintain a tanker alert force and its capability to meet and refuel Strategic Air Command jet bombers on route to targets. The KC-97 was employed in this task.