London International Airport

London International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = London International Airport
nativename = London Airport

image-width = 125
type = Public
owner = Transport Canada [ [ Airport Divestiture Status Report] ]
operator = Greater London International Airport Authority
city-served = London, Ontario
location = London, Ontario
elevation-f = 912
elevation-m = 278
coordinates = Coord|43|01|59|N|081|09|04|W|region:CA-ON_type:airport|display=inline
website = []
r1-number = 15/33
r1-length-f = 8,800
r1-length-m = 2,682
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 09/27
r2-length-f = 6,300
r2-length-m = 1,920
r2-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2006/2007
stat1-header = Aircraft Movements
stat1-data = 96,227 (2007)
stat2-header = Number of Passengers
stat2-data = 413,782 (2006)
footnotes = Sources: Canada Flight SupplementCFS]
Aircraft Movement statistics from Transport Canada. [ - Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations: Annual Report 2007] ]
Passenger statistics from London Airport. [ 2006 Annual Report] ]

London International Airport or London Airport, Airport codes|YXU|CYXU, is located convert|5|NM|abbr=on|lk=in northeast of the city of London, Ontario, Canada.

In 2007, the airport handled 455,251 passengers, and was the 20th busiest in Canada in terms of aircraft movements, with 96,270. Air Canada Jazz, Northwest Airlines, and WestJet Airlines all serve London International Airport. It also provides services for cargo airlines.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle aircraft with no more than 180 passengers, however they can handle up to 450 if the aircraft is unloaded in stages.


It was built in 1939 near Crumlin, on a location that was then outside the city limits of London but has since been annexed into the city. It was originally an air base under the command of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan, where pilots from the British colonies and former colonies were trained; as a tribute to this period, a Shooting Star aircraft in former Royal Canadian Airforce livery is mounted in front of the main terminal building. It is now operated by the Greater London International Airport Authority.

London International Airport has experienced tremendous growth as of late. With WestJet entering the market during the early 2000s, an increase in terminal size was needed. As a result, London International Airport's terminal was completely renovated and expanded to meet passenger needs finishing in 2003.

Airlines and destinations

* Air Canada
** Air Canada Jazz (Toronto-Pearson, Ottawa)
* Northwest Airlines
** Northwest Airlink operated by Mesaba Airlines (Detroit)
* Skyservice (Cancun, Punta Cana)
* Sunwing Airlines (Puerto Plata, Varadero)
* WestJet (Calgary, Orlando [seasonal; begins February 17] , Winnipeg)

Other Tenants

* CHC Helicopter - Ontario Air Ambulance
* Flightexec - Executive aircraft charter and air ambulance
* Executive Aviation - Esso-affiliated fixed base operator
* B&W Aviation - Shell-affiliated fixed base operator
* Diamond Aircraft - Light aircraft manufacturer
* Maylan Aviation - Flight training school (formally Empire)
* Discovery Air - Niche Flight services
* Aero Academy - Flight training School
* Crosswinds Aviation - Flight Training School
* AFS Aerial Photography - Aerial Photography services
* Blue Bird Flight Academy - Flight training school

ee also

* London/Chapeskie Field Airport


External links

* [ Official website]

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