Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport
|Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport
Gaspé (Michel-Pouliot) Airport
|IATA: YGP – ICAO: CYGP
– WMO: 71188
|Owner/Operator||Municipality of Gaspé|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||112 ft / 34 m|
|Number of Passengers||21,000 (appx.)|
|Source: Canada Flight Supplement
Movements from Statistics Canada.
Passengers from Town of Gaspe Site.
Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport or Gaspé (Michel-Pouliot) Airport, (IATA: YGP, ICAO: CYGP), is located 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) west of Gaspé, Quebec, Canada. The airport is non-towered, but has a mandatory frequency linked remotely to the flight service station (FSS) located in Mont-Joli. There are instrument approaches available for poor weather.
Both the city and airport are located in a valley that is orientated in a more or less east-west direction, with the eastern end open to the ocean and the western end terminating in the highlands. For this reason, most small (i.e. unpressurized) aircraft prefer to approach from the east, thereby avoiding the steep descent over the high hills to the west.
Transport Canada began construction of the airport in 1965[dubious ], and handed control to the municipality in 1967 (while continuing to subsidize the airport). The airport added a terminal building in 1972, and a hangar and flight service station in 1974. The hangar was destroyed by a fire in 1978 and rebuilt in 1979; the flight service station has subsequently been closed. In 1983, Transport Canada installed navigation aids (the airport has both a VOR and a LOC), and formally handed full control of the airport over to the municipality in 1998 as a result of the National Airports Policy.
|Air Canada Express operated by Jazz Air||Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Montréal-Trudeau, Quebec City|
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 17 October 2013 to 0901Z 12 December 2013
- Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation
- Michel Pouliot Gaspé Airport
- Official English-language web page
- Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Gaspé Airport from Nav Canada as available.
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