St John's International Airport, or "YYT " (its international aeronautical designation) is just
northwest of the City of St John's (about 10 km from downtown) in Torbay, has been the city's air connnection to
the outside world ever since 1941 when it was built to assist in North American air
defence agains the German submarine threat.
Today, it offers direct air links to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, and Boston.
The St John's Airport is serviced by Air Canada, CanJet, WestJet, (all serving other Canadian destinations) Provincial Airlines, Air Labrador (serving other comunities in the province), Air Saint-Pierre (serving the French islands), Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and SAS (serving overseas, but often connecting to Toronto). The St John's Flying Club, Norfolk Aerial Spray, Diamond Construction and Transportation-Maritime Helicopters Ltd. are also based here.
The Airport has three asphalt runways. Runway 11/29 measures 2600 x 60 meters (8500 feet x 200 feet), Runway 16/34 measures 2100 x 60 meters (7000 feet x 200 feet), and Runway 02/20 measures 1500 x 30 meters (5025 feet x 100 feet).
The Airport Terminal Building facilities including several restaurants and a pub, gift shops, meeting and conference facilities and a Business Centre. This centre is equipped with telephone and fax services, a computer work station, printer, and no-charge internet access. A small meeting and conference area is also available.
St John's International Airport Authority Inc
St John's Airport,
St. John's, NF