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 1.6 million passengers in 2016, 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-visibility event.
On-Airport Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 5 Navigator Av. with free shuttle, free WiFi, heated indoor pool, and free breakfast (tel. 1-877-660-8550). (The Metrobus to/from St. John's also makes a stop there and at the passenger terminal (see Transportation: Buses & Trains).
- Arriving visa-exempt foreign nationals (except US citizens and travelers with a valid visa) need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
- 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 2026.
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 kiosk at 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: The passenger terminal expansion is to double in size - done in two phases (East & West expansions), and will 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. Furthermore, in April 2017 it was announced that St. John's Airport intends to invest $200M on infrastructure up to 2016 in order to accommodate 2M passenger annually, which includes the current phase 2 West Expansion. The entire project is scheduled for completion by 2026.
- Phase 1: The East expansion by 145,000 sq.feet:
external structural steel erection on the east end at departures area were completed, while the entire east expansion is to be completed April 2018;
- Phase 2: The West expansion
by another 72,000 sq.feet will follow thereafter - to be competed by 2021.
- The following phases will be ongoing up to 2026.