St John's (YYT) Airport

St John's 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.
NOTE: Air Canada will start year-round service to LHR (London Heathrow Airport) three times a week as of October 2014.
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.
Parking is available at three lots for short- & long-term parking; Gold Pass Parking is available

To get from St. John's Airport to your destination, you can rent a car or take a taxi into town. For more transportation options, call the Airport at 709 758-8500 or toll-free at 866 758 8581.  

Present and future Airport developments:  In April 2014 it was announced that a 'booming local economy resulted in unprecedented passenger growth'. Consequently, it was decided to make considerable infrasructure improvements up to 2023.  The upgrades will include expansion of the passenger terminal, parking lots, & roadways for an expected 2M passengers a year. Furthermore the access during low-visibility periods will be addressed. Partial financing will come fom increased AIF (Airport Improvement Fees - now $30). 
The 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.
(a) Phase 1:  The East expansion started in Summer of 2014 - to be completed late 2017;
(b) 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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