St Johns (YYT) Airport

St Johns YYT Airport Overview

St. John’s International Airport YYT - the eastern-most airport in North America - serves east Canada's provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador.  The Airport is operated by St. John's International Airport Authority. The Airport's  toll-free number is 866-758-8581

YYT Airport is located less than 10 km northwest the city center of St. John’s, the provincial capitals of both Newfoundland & Labrador,  is only a 5-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Hwy. / Outer Ring Hwy 1, and can be reached from St. John’s downtown by the new access road 'World Parkway'.

With three runways and a yearly estimate of 1.5 million passengers, year-round flight service is offered by domestic and international airlines, with connections around the world.  A Category III Instrument Landing System enables flight operations during first low-visisbility event.

NOTE:  As of March 15, 2016, arriving visa-exempt foreign nationals (except US citizens and travelers with a valid visa) need an Elecronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Eligible travelers may now apply online for such eTA, and before it becomes mandatory. For more information visit
Due to increased security measures, passengers heading back to the U.S. on United Airlines need to arrive at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure (check with the Canadian Air Transport Safety Agency CATSA website as to allowable carry-on luggage & other related concerns). 
The passenger terminal at St. John's Airport is undergoing renovation & expansion work up to year 2020.
    On Level 1, when you enter the terminal, you will see the check-in counters, followed by the Destinations Restaurant, ‘On the Fly’, Tim Hortons & a Relay shop, opposite of it is the children’s play area. In front of the elevator is an ATM cash machine, with a stairway leading to departures. The Arrivals area is next to the stairway and houses the rental car counters. Across from it is an internet kiosk and the Visitors Information Center. The very end of the terminal is occupied by International Arrivals.
    On Level 2 you find a children’s play area in the middle, a duty-free Relay shop to the left and an elevator and the arrivals area to the right. Behind them is Security screening and an internet kiosk.
    On Level 3 you find the elevator in the middle and an interfaith chapel, the Maple Leaf Lounge & the Observation Deck to the left and the Administration area to the right.
Other services and amenities in the passenger terminal include: Free wireless internet access in the Departures lounge and internet kiosks on the first floor & the Departures lounge, new self-service check-in kiosks, added food & beverage services on both the first floor and the Departures lounge, as well as more shopping choices throughout the terminal.
If you lost an item in the terminal contact the Airport Authority 24/7 at 709-758-8509. Rental car counters are in the Arrivals area, next to the stairway.  The Visitor Information Center can be contacted at 709-758-8515.
Among recent additions were free WiFi zones;  free charging stations: departurs lounge near gates 1-2 & 4-8;  Tim Horton at food court & departures lounge; Jumping Bean coffee kioskat gate 3;  two ATM cash machines of CBC: (on level 1 of the atrium area, between escalator & Relay store), at Departures Lounge (across Tim Hortons) a Children's play area near gates 2-3 & at level 1 outside of food court;  and a Visitor Info Center at  Arrivals area.
Lost & Found:  If lost onboard aircraft, contact your airline directly;  if lost at pre-board screening - contact CTSA at 709-738-2492; if lost at terminal call Airport Authority at 709-758-8509. Lost/Found is open 24/7 in the Security Operations Center behind elevator to the left.)
Parking is available at three lots for short- & long-term parking; Gold Pass Parking is available

Present and future Airport developments:  During 2016 ongoing projects included Terminal Expansion and Accessibility & Safety initiatives,   parking lots & roadways for an expected 2M passengers a year. 
The passenger terminal expansion will be done in two phases (East & West expansions), doubling in size & include larger pre-boarding sceening area, extended seating in Departures Lounge, 6 additional gates & loading bridges; more concessions in the Departures Lounge & a larger Arrivals & Customs area.
- Phase 1:  The East expansion: external structural steel erection on the east end at departures area have now been completed, while the entire 145,000 sq.foot east expansion is scheduled  to be completed April 2018;
- Phase 2:  The West expansion work will follow thereafter - to be competed by 2020.

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YYT Delays: 15 mins or less.

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