Saint-Jean Airport

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Saint-Jean Airport
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Municipality of Saint-Jean
Location Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 136 ft / 41 m
Coordinates 45°17′40″N 073°16′54″W / 45.29444°N 73.28167°W / 45.29444; -73.28167Coordinates: 45°17′40″N 073°16′54″W / 45.29444°N 73.28167°W / 45.29444; -73.28167
CYJN is located in Quebec
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 2,438 743 Asphalt
06/24 2,349 716 Asphalt
11/29 4,012 1,223 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft movements 39,696

Saint-Jean Airport, (IATA: YJNICAO: CYJN), is located in the southwestern section of the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. The airport handles general aviation traffic and is also the main site of the annual International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Summer also sees a major increase in the number of movements due to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets glider school held at the airport.


The airfield was constructed in 1941 as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. No. 9 AOS (Air Observers School) operated here from 7 July 1941 to 30 April 1945.[3]


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017
  2. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA towers
  3. ^ Hatch, F. J. (1983).The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1939-1945. Ottawa: Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. ISBN 0660114437