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 ]
History [ edit ]
In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed as
RCAF Aerodrome - Fort Nelson, British Columbia at 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:
58°50′N 122°40′W / 58.833°N 122.667°W
6,400 ft (2,000 m)
200 ft (61 m)
4,800 ft (1,500 m)
200 ft (61 m)
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.  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.
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References [ edit ]
This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901 Z 19 July 2018 to 0901Z 13 September 2018.
Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived December 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Total Aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 2. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 135.
http://www.timetableimages.com, July 15, 1970 CP Air system timetable
^ North American Official Airline Guide (OAG), Feb. 1, 1976 edition, Fort Nelson flight schedules
http://www.timetableimages.com, Dec. 1, 1943; Nov. 1, 1953; April 29, 1962 & April 24, 1966 Canadian Pacifio Air Lines system timetables
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