Fort St. John Airport

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Fort St. John Airport

North Peace Airport
Fort St. John Airport, North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ).jpg
Fort St. John Airport, BC
Airport typePublic
OperatorNorth Peace Airport Services Ltd.
LocationFort St. John, British Columbia
Time zoneMST (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL2,280 ft / 695 m
Coordinates56°14′18″N 120°44′25″W / 56.23833°N 120.74028°W / 56.23833; -120.74028Coordinates: 56°14′18″N 120°44′25″W / 56.23833°N 120.74028°W / 56.23833; -120.74028
CYXJ is located in British Columbia
Location in British Columbia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 6,698 2,042 Asphalt
12/30 6,909 2,106 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements28,939
Fort St. John Airport, BC

Fort St. John Airport (IATA: YXJ, ICAO: CYXJ), North Peace Regional Airport, or North Peace Airport, is located at Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. The airport is operated by North Peace Airport Services Ltd (a subsidiary of Vantage Airport Group). A new record of 257,295 passengers came through the airport in 2015, up from the 252,729 passengers seen in 2014.[4]

In 2013, WestJet Encore announced regular scheduled service to Calgary and Vancouver, representing a major expansion of airline service to the Fort St. John market. Scheduled service to Vancouver is also provided by Air Canada Express.


Fort St. John Airport currently has two runways. Runway 12/30 is a 6,909 by 150 ft (2,106 by 46 m) paved runway, while runway 03/21 is a 6,698 by 200 ft (2,042 by 61 m) paved runway.

Current Airline Service[edit]

Air Canada Express Vancouver
Central Mountain Air Edmonton, Prince George
North Cariboo Air Charter: Kelowna, Vancouver, Nanaimo
WestJet Encore Calgary, Vancouver


In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed as RCAF & D of T Aerodrome - Fort St. John, British Columbia at 56°14′N 120°44′W / 56.233°N 120.733°W / 56.233; -120.733 with a variation of 31 degrees east and elevation of 2,400 ft (730 m). The aerodrome was listed as "Under Construction - Servicable" with four runways listed as follows: [5]

Runway name Length Width Surface
2/20 5,600 ft (1,700 m) 200 ft (61 m) Hard Surfaced
10/28 5,600 ft (1,700 m) 200 ft (61 m) Hard Surfaced
6/24 4,200 ft (1,300 m) 200 ft (61 m) Hard Surfaced
15/33 4,000 ft (1,200 m) 150 ft (46 m) Hard Surfaced

Historical airline service[edit]

Commencing in the early 1940s, Canadian Pacific Air Lines and its successors CP Air and Canadian Airlines International operated scheduled passenger service to Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Prince George, British Columbia; Whitehorse, Yukon; Fort Nelson, British Columbia; Grande Prairie, Alberta 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.[6][7] 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 Bristol Britannia turboprop.[8] In 1994, Canadian Partner code sharing service on behalf of Canadian Airlines International was being operated with de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 turboprops and/or Fokker F28 Fellowship jets to the airport from Vancouver, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Fort Nelson.[9]

See also[edit]

Upper Winds Air Ltd.


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

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 15 August 2019 to 0901Z 10 October 2019.
  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. ^
  5. ^ Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 2. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 136.
  6. ^, July 15, 1970 CP Air system timetable
  7. ^ North American Official Airline Guide (OAG), Feb. 1, 1976 edition, Fort St. John flight schedules
  8. ^, Dec. 1, 1943; Nov. 1, 1953; April 29, 1962 & April 24, 1966 Canadian Pacific Air Lines system timetables
  9. ^ Sept. 15, 1994 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Fort St. John flight schedules

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