Region of Waterloo International Airport YKF
- also known as 'Kitchener/Waterloo Airport - serves the Waterloo Region of southern Ontario, Canada. This fast-growing area with a present population of 553,000 and three universities includes YKF, currently Canada's tenth-busiest airport, which had gone through a number of expansion & renovation projects in the last decade. While the Airport - open daily, 24/7 - is mainly a General Aviation facility, a few commercial airlines also serve YKF.
The Airport is located in Woolwich Township, near Breslau (and about 100 miles from Toronto), and has a Canada Border Services Agency. It is accessible via Regional Road 17 or via Fountain Street North, which intersects with Highway 7 to the north (to Waterloo & Guelph) - or with Highway 401 to the south (to London or Toronto).
With two runways and 120,828 passengers in 2012, Region of Waterloo Airport is currently served by American Airlines, WestJet & Bearskin airlines, offering flights to a growing number of Canadian hubs, and to Chicago, with connections around the world. Sunwing Vacations offers seasonal flights to Cancun.
The Region of Waterloo International Airport has one passenger terminal
offers check-in counters, baggage claim, rental car counters, the Aviator Cafe in the Departures lounge (post-security); vending machines in the main lobby & departures lounge; an ATM machine for Canadian currencyin the Main Lobby; free baggage carts in parking lots & arrivals areas; and Wi-Fi access (connect to 'ROW Airport' network).
Lost & Found: (a) For items lost onboard your plane or for lost luggage, contact your airline; (b) for items lost in the terminal, go to the Security desk or call 519-648-2257.
Parking at Region of Waterloo Airport
is available at three parking lots - all of which are 'steps from the terminal', and Lot 1 is directly in front of the terminal. Metered short-term parking (using coin) is $1 for each 15-minutes - up to one hour. NOTE: Display printed parking receipt face-up on your car's dashboard.
To get from the Airport to your destination,
you can rent a car, take a taxi, a limo or a chartered bus. While the public bus by Grand River Transit does not serve the Airport directly, its buses serve the region including Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge - for more information, open (www) grt.ca.