Grande Prairie Airport

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Grande Prairie Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Grande Prairie Airport Commission
Location Grande Prairie, Alberta
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 2,196 ft / 669 m
Coordinates 55°10′55″N 118°53′14″W / 55.18194°N 118.88722°W / 55.18194; -118.88722Coordinates: 55°10′55″N 118°53′14″W / 55.18194°N 118.88722°W / 55.18194; -118.88722
CYQU is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 6,200 1,890 Asphalt
12/30 8,502 2,591 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 40,651

Grande Prairie Airport (IATA: YQUICAO: 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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Express Calgary, Edmonton
WestJet Calgary
WestJet Encore Calgary, Edmonton

Historical airline service[edit]

Canadian Pacific Air Lines and its successors CP Air and Canadian Airlines International served Grande Prairie for many years. Canadian Pacific commenced service to Grande Prairie in the early 1940s.[4] During the 1970s and 1980s, CP Air was operating Boeing 737-200 jetliners into the airport with flights to Edmonton, Vancouver, Prince George, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson and Whitehorse.[5][6][7] Time Air, an Alberta-based regional airline, also served Grande Prairie during the 1970s with de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter turboprop flights to Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.[6]


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

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived 2011-12-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
  4. ^, Dec. 1, 1943 Canadian Pacific Air Lines system timetable
  5. ^ www,, July 15, 1970 CP Air system timetable
  6. ^ a b North American Official Airline Guide (OAG), Feb. 1, 1976 edition, Grande Prairie flight schedules
  7. ^, April 1, 1981 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Edmonton-Grande Prairie flight schedules

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