Smithers Airport

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Smithers Regional Airport
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Smithers Airport
IATA: YYDICAO: CYYD
WMO: 71950
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Town of Smithers
Serves Smithers, Bulkley Valley
Location Smithers, British Columbia
Time zone PST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,716 ft / 523 m
Coordinates 54°49′31″N 127°10′58″W / 54.82528°N 127.18278°W / 54.82528; -127.18278Coordinates: 54°49′31″N 127°10′58″W / 54.82528°N 127.18278°W / 54.82528; -127.18278
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CYYD is located in British Columbia
CYYD
CYYD
Location in British Columbia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 7,544 2,299 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 9,494

Smithers Airport, (IATA: YYDICAO: CYYD), is located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) north of Smithers, British Columbia, Canada.

Runways[edit]

Originally the runway was 5,000 ft (1,524 m), but it has been expanded to 7,544 ft (2,299 m) so that the airport can land larger aircraft. The extension was completed by in late 2008. Once the expansion of the ski areas is complete, there would then be a need for a runway capable of landing regional aircraft as large as the Boeing 737. Even though Smithers was previously served with older generation Boeing 737 aircraft in the 80s and early 90s, the newer variants of these aircraft require longer runways.

NavCanada[edit]

NavCanada operates a Flight Service Station at Smithers Airport. Manned hours of operations were cut on April 8, 2010 from 24 hours a day to 13 hours in the winter and 16 hours in the summer.

Manned hours of operation:

  • June 1 - September 30, 1300-0500 UTC
  • October 1 - May 31, 1500-0400 UTC (1400-0300 UTC Daylight Savings)

Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Express Vancouver
Central Mountain Air Kamloops, Prince George, Terrace
Hawkair Vancouver
Northern Thunderbird Air Charter Flights
Seasonal: Dease Lake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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

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