Fredericton International Airport

Fredericton International Airport

Aéroport international de Fredericton
Airport typePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorGreater Fredericton Airport Authority
ServesFredericton, New Brunswick
LocationLincoln, New Brunswick
Time zoneAST (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL67 ft / 20 m
Coordinates45°52′08″N 066°32′14″W / 45.86889°N 66.53722°W / 45.86889; -66.53722
CYFC is located in New Brunswick
CYFC is located in Canada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
09/27 8,005 2,440 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft movements121,463
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Environment Canada[2]
Movements from Statistics Canada[3]
Passengers from Fredericton International Airport[4]

Fredericton International Airport (IATA: YFC, ICAO: CYFC) is an airport in Lincoln, New Brunswick, Canada, 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) southeast[1] of Fredericton.

The airport is classified as an international airport by Transport Canada[5] and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 55 passengers or 140 if offloaded in stages.[1]

Part of the National Airports System, the airport is owned by Transport Canada and operated by the Greater Fredericton Airport Authority.

The airport has two runways and is the second-busiest airport in New Brunswick in terms of passenger levels, after the Greater Moncton International Airport. In 2016 the airport handled 377,977[6] passengers and in 2008 the airport went from 34,078 aircraft movements to 73,330, an increase of 115%, prompting Nav Canada to provide a control tower in 2009/2010.[7] In 2009 the airport saw the number of movements rise by 44.8% to 106,178, making it the 19th-busiest in Canada and the only one in the top twenty without air traffic control during the year.[8]

Fredericton was designated an international airport in 2007 by Transport Canada.

The airport spent $30 million to expand the terminal size by 50% to improve energy efficiency, add more ticket counters, washroom and seating.[9] The expansion began in mid summer of 2018 and construction lasted 30 months.

Airlines and destinations

Air Canada Express Dash 8 Q400 arriving from Toronto-Pearson
Air Canada Express Montréal–Trudeau
Air Canada Rouge Toronto–Pearson
Lynx Air Toronto–Pearson[10]
Porter Airlines Ottawa, Toronto–Billy Bishop
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Cancún, Cayo Coco, Punta Cana, Santa Clara


Annual traffic

Annual passenger traffic[11]
Year Passengers % change
2010 273,968 Steady
2011 279,447 Increase 2%
2012 283,760 Increase 1.5%
2013 298,760 Increase 5.5%
2014 316,888 Increase 6.1%
2015 349,832 Increase 10.4%
2016 377,977 Increase 8.1%
2017 398,000 Increase 5.3%
2018 424,324 Increase 7.8%
2019 427,085 Increase 0.65%
2020 103,667 Decrease 75.63%
2021 100,844 Decrease 2.72%


Built from 1949 to 1951, the airport terminal consists of a 5 storey control tower flanked by a single storey departure and arrival wings.[12] Additions were completed from 2004 to 2006 and 2009.

The airport has its own fire suppression (two ARFF and tanker) to handle aircraft-related emergency calls. Mutual assistance provided by Fredericton, Oromocto and CFB Gagetown.

Accidents and incidents

Air Canada Flight 646 crashed here in 1997. The plane a Bombardier CJ series, crash landed and hit a tree. There were no fatalities. [13]


  1. ^ a b c Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Synoptic/Metstat Station Information". Archived from the original on 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  3. ^ "Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA towers". 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  4. ^ "YFC • Fredericton International Airport • Your Fredericton Connection". March 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Canada, Transport (August 22, 2023). "Advisory Circular (AC) No. 302-032". 00000000 00000000.
  6. ^ "Fredericton International Airport posts seventh consecutive year of record-breaking growth - Fredericton International Airport". Fredericton International Airport. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  7. ^ "YFC • Fredericton International Airport • Your Fredericton Connection". July 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations". 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  9. ^ Ibrahim, Hadeel (2018-05-01). "Fredericton airport gets green light for $30M-expansion to ease crowding". CBC News.
  10. ^ Lane, Harrison (March 13, 2023). "New flights between Calgary and Fredericton coming in time for summer". CBC News. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  11. ^ Statistics. "YFC: Annual Report". Fredericton International Airport.
  12. ^ "Fredericton International Airport".
  13. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-100ER C-FSKI Fredericton Airport, NB (YFC)".

External links

  • Official website
  • Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Greater Fredericton Airport from Nav Canada as available.
  • Air traffic controllers return to Fredericton
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