|IATA: YSB – ICAO: CYSB
– WMO: 71730
|Owner/Operator||Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation (SACDC)|
|Serves||Greater Sudbury, Ontario|
|Location||Garson, Greater Sudbury|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||1,143 ft / 348 m|
|Source: Canada Flight Supplement
Movements from Statistics Canada
Sudbury Airport or Greater Sudbury Airport, (IATA: YSB, ICAO: CYSB), is an airport in the Canadian city of Greater Sudbury, Ontario and is located 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi) northeast of the downtown area, on Municipal Road 86 between the communities of Garson and Skead. Although in many contexts the airport uses the name Greater Sudbury Airport, its official name, as registered with Transport Canada and printed in all aeronautical publications, is still simply Sudbury Airport.
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 currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.
The airport is served primarily by regional carrier lines such as Air Canada Jazz, Bearskin Airlines and Porter Airlines. From 2001 to 2004, it was also served by WestJet flights to Hamilton. It is also a base of Ornge air ambulance service.
On February 25, 1953, the Sudbury Airport Committee was formed to lobby and arrange for commercial flights to Sudbury. A second landing strip and a terminal building had to be built and construction of these were completed in 1955. Regular commercial air service began on February 1, 1954, by Trans-Canada Air Lines.
From 1972 to 2000, Sudbury Airport was owned by the Federal Government and operated by the transportation department of Sudbury. On March 31, 2000, the airport ownership and management were transferred to the Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation (SACDC).
In June 2008, under recommendation from NAV CANADA following a year-long aeronautical study, the control tower was closed mainly due to lack of traffic. The airport is now staffed 24 hours as a flight service station.
In March 2012, after WestJet confirmed its plans to launch a regional airline, Gregg Saretsky said in an interview with The Globe and Mail that Sudbury was one of the cities where the company was considering expanding its service.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Canada Express
operated by Jazz Air
|Bearskin Airlines||Kapuskasing, North Bay, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Thunder Bay|
|Porter Airlines||Toronto-Billy Bishop|
|Sunwing Airlines||Winter seasonal charter: Cancún|
Sunwing Airlines Service
Sunwing Airlines began service at the Sudbury Airport in the early 2000s. The airline currently serves Cancún directly from Sudbury, and in previous years, has served other vacation-destinations from Sudbury such as: Orlando, Varadero and Puerto Plata.
Porter Airlines Service
In March 2010, Porter Airlines began flying to the Sudbury Airport from Toronto City Airport using Dash-8 Q400 aircraft. The service sparked a fare-war between Porter and Air Canada. The number of travellers has increased by over 50,000 people since Porter arrived.
West Jet encore will announce its first destinations on January 16, 2013, and Sudbury is a prime candidate. In June 2012, representatives from many airports across Canada, including Sudbury, went to West Jet headquarters in Calgary, Alberta to try and convince West Jet that their airport needed service. West Jet Encore plans to begin service to multiple communities in Canada, and will have bases in Calgary, and Toronto. The following communities are likely to be chosen: Brandon, Manitoba; Thompson, Manitoba; Sudbury, Ontario; Timmins, Ontario; Sarnia, Ontario; Saguenay, Quebec; Cranbrook, B.C.; Nelson, B.C.; and Medicine Hat, Alberta. Almost all of these communities are served by a subsidiary of Air Canada, such as Air Canada Express, or Air Georgian.
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 6 February 2014 to 0901Z 3 April 2014
- Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
- 125 Magazine, Greater Sudbury 1883-2008, Laurentian Media Magazine Group, 2008
- "WestJet targets Air Canada, Porter with regional airline". Toronto Star, January 16, 2012.
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