Mont Tremblant International Airport

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Mont-Tremblant International Airport
Aéroport International de Mont-Tremblant
La Macaza/Mont Tremblant Intl Inc Airport
Mt-Tremblant Airport 2.JPG
IATA: YTMICAO: CYFJ
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator Mont-Tremblant Intl Inc
Serves Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Location La Macaza, Quebec
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 825 ft / 251 m
Coordinates 46°24′33″N 074°46′48″W / 46.40917°N 74.78000°W / 46.40917; -74.78000Coordinates: 46°24′33″N 074°46′48″W / 46.40917°N 74.78000°W / 46.40917; -74.78000
Website www.mtia.ca/en
Map
CYFJ is located in Quebec
CYFJ
CYFJ
Location in Quebec
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 5,902 1,799 Asphalt

Mont-Tremblant International Airport (IATA: YTMICAO: CYFJ) (officially La Macaza – Mont Tremblant International and formerly Rivière Rouge – Mont Tremblant International Airport) is a single runway airport located in the township of La Macaza, about 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) north of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.[2]

History[edit]

Military base[edit]

The airport was originally built (completed 1962) for the RCAF by Boeing to military specifications, as an RCAF emergency landing field, with a runway of 6,000 ft (1,829 m). It subsequently became home to 447 SAM Squadron, armed with 29 nuclear tipped CIM-10 Bomarc missiles. After 1968 the station became CFB La Macaza and closed as an active base in 1972 following the removal of the Bomarc missiles.

Civilian airfield[edit]

Later converted as a civilian airport, it was turned into an international airport in 2000 despite a referendum held in the region stating that the citizens of La Macaza opposed the project.[3]

Federal prison[edit]

The area that was used for the Bomarc silos was converted into the La Macaza Institution in 1978.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Terminal building

The airport consists of a small chalet style terminal building along the east side of the runway and south of the prison facility. There are no hangars for aircraft storage.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]

The airport is about a 40 minute taxi ride from the resort at Mont Tremblant in good road conditions. It can take up to an hour in winter snow conditions as part of the road is secondary pavement with many twists and turns.

The airport is served during the ski season and summer months by Porter Airlines and between December and March by Air Canada.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Express Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
Porter Airlines Seasonal: Newark, Toronto-Billy Bishop

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport has shuttle buses running from the airport to the Mont Tremblant Resort.

Rental cars, taxis and limos are available for travel around Mont Tremblant International Airport.

Expansion plans[edit]

The airport operator is planning to expand the airport services by extending the runway to 2,500 m (8,202 ft) (to allow larger jets to land), building a larger terminal (moved to the north end of the runway from the current southeast side of the runway) and adding a water aerodrome (waterside terminal for floatplanes) on the south end of Lac Chaud.[5]

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