Grande Prairie Airport

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Grande Prairie Airport
WMO: 71940
Airport type Public
Operator Grande Prairie Airport Commission
Location Grande Prairie, Alberta
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 2,195 ft / 669 m
Coordinates 55°10′48″N 118°53′05″W / 55.18000°N 118.88472°W / 55.18000; -118.88472Coordinates: 55°10′48″N 118°53′05″W / 55.18000°N 118.88472°W / 55.18000; -118.88472
CYQU is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 6,200 1,890 Asphalt
12/30 6,501 1,982 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 40,651

Grande Prairie Airport (IATA: YQUICAO: CYQU) is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) west northwest of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. It is the largest airport in the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia, having served 415,634 passengers in 2012. The airport is currently seeing high passenger traffic growth due to the high economic and population growth of the city. The terminal was originally built in 1981, and recently completed its extensive renovations which increased space, added a restaurant to the second floor and expansion of the terminal to the south and parking space. And now an expansion is already underway to add another gate, baggage carousel, and office space for customs use.

The airport also widely serves recreational traffic, including having destinations served by Air Canada Express and Westjet to Edmonton and Calgary, along with charter traffic, and traffic caused by the high density oil and gas industry in the area. Currently the airport is served by a Flight Service Station, and is a Class "E" airspace. The airport also currently serves the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Peace Region Gliding Program, who currently fly the Schweizer 2-33A glider off a typical winch launch set up.


Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Express Calgary, Edmonton
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Puerto Vallarta [4]
WestJet Encore Calgary, Edmonton


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
  4. ^;_ylt=A2KJ3CTOIu5QDW0Ads7QtDMD

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