Peterborough Airport

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Peterborough Airport
Peterborough Airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator City of Peterborough
Serves Peterborough, Ontario
Location Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 628 ft / 191 m
Coordinates 44°13′50″N 078°21′48″W / 44.23056°N 78.36333°W / 44.23056; -78.36333Coordinates: 44°13′50″N 078°21′48″W / 44.23056°N 78.36333°W / 44.23056; -78.36333
Website [1]
CYPQ is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
13/31 2,000 610 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 27,674

Peterborough Airport, (IATA: YPQ, ICAO: CYPQ), is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) south-southwest of the city of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The airport includes a main 7,000 by 100 ft (2,134 by 30 m) asphalt runway oriented east-west, and a smaller 2,000 by 49 ft (610 by 15 m) paved (2014) runway oriented northwest-southeast. A new terminal building was built in 2011. Aircraft completions company Flying Colours Corp. is the largest tenant at the airport.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]

Work has been completed to expand an existing 5,000 ft (1,524 m) asphalt runway to 7,000 ft (2,134 m), making the runway capable of handling larger aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737.[4]

Seneca College relocated its School of Aviation Technology to Peterborough Airport in January 2014, after their former airport Buttonville was scheduled to close. Seneca had 170 students in classes at its new facility in 2014. The $8.6 million contract was awarded to Mortlock Construction Inc. Mortlock significantly expanded an existing building that the city owned at the airport to about 46,000 square feet from 21,000 square feet, and completed the interior of the structure to the college’s specifications with offices, rooms for flight simulators, classrooms, a student lounge, washrooms and a kitchen. Seneca’s School of Aviation and Flight Technology has 19 aircraft to the airport.[5] [6]



  • Airtech Canada Aviation Services - aircraft engineering, manufacturing, and modification company; customer interior for medevac clients
  • Flying Colours Corporation - aircraft care and design
  • International Aircraft Support & Turbine Engine Sales - parts supplier for the Beechcraft King Air, 1900 Airliner and Pratt & Whitney Gas Turbine engines.
  • Turbine Engine Sales - Pratt & Whitney parts supplier
  • Kadex Aero Supply - surplus aircraft parts wholesaler
  • President Air Charter - business charter
  • Rapid Aircraft Repair Incorporated
  • Gardens & Fields Restaurant - family dining
  • The Loomex Group- Airport operation and management, property management, emergency management training, emergency exercise design, public relations, communication and marketing
  • Toronto Avionics - aircraft electronics and avionics repair
  • Complete Aviation Services Limited FBO
  • Vector Air Limited - executive class air charter service
  • W.M. Aeroservice - general aviation maintenance, aircraft repair, private and commercial pilot training
  • Seneca College [7]



The airport is reached by car from Highway 115 via Airport Road. Parking is available on-site, although there are few spaces available.


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