Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, (IATA: YQY, ICAO: CYQY), is located within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) east northeast of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, in the community of Reserve Mines.
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 aircraft with no more than 44 passengers, however they can handle up to 200 if the aircraft is unloaded in stages.
Airlines and destinations
On 27 July 2009 Sydney Airport was renamed after John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, who was a Canadian aviation pioneer who first flew the Silver Dart, holder of Canada's first pilot's license and a Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1947 to 1952.
Over the years, several travellers have been sent to this airport after their travel agents mistook it for the Sydney Airport in Australia.
- ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
- ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
- ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
- ^ a b Air Canada Makes Strategic Enhancements to its North American Network starting Spring 2015; New services to Terrace, Nanaimo, Comox, Halifax, Austin and Mexico City.
- ^ Air Saint-Pierre international flights
- ^ Sydney Airport Authority charter airlines
- ^ Sydney Airport renaming goes ahead although 50 of 70 planes were grounded in Moncton
- ^ Flying Dutchmen land in wrong Sydney, Erin Pottie, Cape Breton Post, August 10, 2010.
- ^ Holiday couple sent to the wrong Sydney, Bild, July 28, 2010.