Fort Nelson Airport

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Northern Rockies Regional Airport
Fort Nelson Airport
Fort Nelson Airport, BC.jpg
Fort Nelson Airport, BC
Airport typePublic
OperatorNorthern Rockies Regional Municipality
LocationFort Nelson, British Columbia
Time zoneMST (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL1,253 ft / 382 m
Coordinates58°50′11″N 122°35′49″W / 58.83639°N 122.59694°W / 58.83639; -122.59694Coordinates: 58°50′11″N 122°35′49″W / 58.83639°N 122.59694°W / 58.83639; -122.59694
CYYE is located in British Columbia
Location in British Columbia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 6,402 1,951 Asphalt
08/26 3,587 1,093 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements21,371

Northern Rockies Regional Airport (Fort Nelson Airport), (IATA: YYE, ICAO: CYYE), is located 3.8 nautical miles (7.0 km; 4.4 mi) east northeast of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Central Mountain Air Prince George
Flair Airlines Charter: Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Comox


In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed as RCAF Aerodrome - Fort Nelson, British Columbia at 58°50′N 122°40′W / 58.833°N 122.667°W / 58.833; -122.667 with a variation of 34 degrees east and elevation of 1,170 ft (360 m). The aerodrome was listed as "Under Construction - Servicable" with two runways listed as follows: [4]

Runway name Length Width Surface
2/20 6,400 ft (2,000 m) 200 ft (61 m) Hard Surfaced
7/25 4,800 ft (1,500 m) 200 ft (61 m) Hard Surfaced

Historical airline service[edit]

Commencing during the early 1940s, scheduled passenger service was operated in the past by Canadian Pacific Air Lines and its successors CP Air and Canadian Airlines International to Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Prince George, British Columbia; Fort St. John, British Columbia and Watson Lake, Yukon. CP Air served the airport with Boeing 737-200 jetliners during the 1970s with direct, no change of plane flights to all of the above destinations.[5][6] Other Canadian Pacific flights into the airport over the years were operated with such twin engine prop aircraft as the Lockheed Lodestar, the Douglas DC-3 and the Convair 240 as well as with the larger, four engine Douglas DC-6B propliner and the Bristol Britannia turboprop.[7]

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 19 July 2018 to 0901Z 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived December 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Total Aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
  4. ^ Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 2. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 135.
  5. ^, July 15, 1970 CP Air system timetable
  6. ^ North American Official Airline Guide (OAG), Feb. 1, 1976 edition, Fort Nelson flight schedules
  7. ^, Dec. 1, 1943; Nov. 1, 1953; April 29, 1962 & April 24, 1966 Canadian Pacifio Air Lines system timetables

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