Grande Prairie Airport (IATA: YQU, ICAO: CYQU) is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) west northwest of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. It is the largest airport in the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia, having served 415,634 passengers in 2012. The airport is currently seeing high passenger traffic growth due to the high economic and population growth of the city. The terminal was originally built in 1981, and recently completed its extensive renovations which increased space, added a restaurant to the second floor and expansion of the terminal to the south and parking space. And now an expansion is already underway to add another gate, baggage carousel, and office space for customs use.
The airport also widely serves recreational traffic, including having destinations served by regional air carriers Air Canada Express and WestJet Encore each with propjet flights to Edmonton and Calgary, along with charter traffic, and traffic caused by the high density oil and gas industry in the area. Currently the airport is served by a Flight Service Station, and is a Class "E" airspace. The airport also currently serves the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Peace Region Gliding Program, who currently fly the Schweizer 2-33A glider off a typical winch launch set up.