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Airport Overview

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the neighbourhood of Mount Hope, 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) southwest of Downtown Hamilton and 64 km (40 mi) southwest of Toronto.

YHM Airport is owned by the City of Hamilton and operated by the TradePort International Corporation.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Hamilton Airport serves the city of Hamilton and adjacent areas of Southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area.
  • The airport is considered as a reliever for Toronto Pearson International Airport.
  • YHM is designed for use by large airplanes on overseas flights, and includes a 10,006 ft × 200 ft (3,050 m × 61 m) asphalt runway with centreline lighting for low-visibility operations, and a smaller 6,010 ft × 150 ft (1,832 m × 46 m) asphalt runway.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure.
  • To make the journey hassle-free, travellers are advised to print the boarding passes ahead of arrival or plan for mobile boarding.
  • Place cell phones, PDA’s, keys, loose change, jewelry and large metal items in your carry-on baggage before entering the screening checkpoint.
  • Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at the Hamilton Airport Map here.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be picked up and dropped off outside the terminal building.
  • Drivers should make sure to not stop for too long and never leave the vehicle unattended.

Flight Status

  • Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Guam Airport.
  • Departing flight status has the lists of scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
  • To get the best fares, book a flight at YHM here.

Airport Terminals

Hamilton Airport has one main terminal.

For more information and to see the terminal locations, please refer to the YHM Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Hamilton Airport include WestJet, Swoop, Sunwing Airlines, and Air Transat.

Airport Parking

Terminal Parking

Hamilton International Airport offers terminal parking located directly in front of the Air Terminal Building. The terminal parking lot is fully automated and provides easy payment options including all major credit cards, debit and cash.

0 to 20 Minutes - $3.00

20 Minutes to 1 Hour - $9.00

Each Additional Hour - $9.00

Daily Maximum - $28.00

Weekly Maximum (5 to 7 days) - $135.00

Ground Transport

There are many ways passengers can get from Hamilton Airport. From rental cars to public transport to taxi, plus more, travelers can choose among a variety of options available after arriving at the airport.

Car Rental

There are four car rental options available on-site at Hamilton International Airport. Bookings can be done prior to arriving at the airport.


The taxi drop-off and pick-up zone is located directly across the street from the Arrivals doors.


The rideshare pick-up and drop-off zone is located along the terminal curb at the west end of the sidewalk. Lyft, Uber and Facedrive offer ridesharing services to and from Hamilton International Airport.

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a great stay, YHM Airport provides a myriad of amenities and services including:

Contact Information

Address: 9300 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0, CAN


Contact: [email protected]

Phone: (905) 679 1999

Hamilton Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In 1940, Mount Hope Airport was opened and became the site of RCAF Station Hamilton.
  • From 1969 to 1985, Nordair offered jet service from Hamilton to Montreal, Grand Bahama Island and Windsor.
  • In 1996, Hamilton-Wentworth signed a contract with a private company to manage and operate it for 40 years.
  • In 2000 WestJet expanded to Canada's eastern region, choosing Hamilton as the airline's eastern region hub, and flying to destinations from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia. Continental Airlines also offered service to Cleveland in 2000 but stopped in the same year.
  • In 2017, Hamilton experienced an 80 per cent increase in passengers, to 600,000, which was still well below its capacity of 3 million per year.
  • In 2018, ultra-low-cost carriers including Swoop, Flair Airlines, Canada Jetlines chose Hamilton as a hub for service to the Greater Toronto region.

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Hamilton Airport Q&A

Hamilton YHM Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Every passenger flying is required to present a form of Government Issued Photo Identification. If you are travelling with a minor, please contact your airline directly to confirm its ID requirements for children under the age of 18.
Items found in the terminal may be turned in to the Terminal Operations office located to the left of the check-in counters on the west end of the terminal. To recover lost items, please visit the Terminal Operations office.