Fort St. John Airport

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Fort St. John Airport
North Peace Airport
Fort St. John Airport, BC.jpg
Fort St. John Airport, BC
Airport type Public
Operator North Peace Airport Services Ltd.
Location Fort St. John, British Columbia
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL 2,280 ft / 695 m
Coordinates 56°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 movements 28,939

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
WestJet Encore Calgary, Vancouver

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.[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 Bristol Britannia turboprop.[7]

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 24 May 2018 to 0901Z 19 July 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. ^
  5. ^, July 15, 1970 CP Air system timetable
  6. ^ North American Official Airline Guide (OAG), Feb. 1, 1976 edition, Fort St. John flight schedules
  7. ^, Dec. 1, 1943; Nov. 1, 1953; April 29, 1962 & April 24, 1966 Canadian Pacific Air Lines system timetables

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