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Encyclopedia > Victoria International Airport
Victoria International Airport[1]

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IATA: YYJ – ICAO: CYYJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Transport Canada[2]
Operator Victoria International Airport Authority
Serves Victoria, British Columbia
Location Sidney, British Columbia
Elevation AMSL 63 ft / 19 m
Coordinates 48°38′49″N 123°25′33″W / 48.64694, -123.42583
Website www.victoriaairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
02/20 5,026 1,532 Asphalt
13/31 5,003 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft Movements 145,140
Number of Passengers 1,390,128
Aircraft statistics from Transport Canada.[3] Passenger statistics from Victoria Airport.[4]

Victoria International Airport (IATA: YYJICAO: CYYJ) serves Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is 22 km (14 mi) north of the city, quite close to the town of Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula. The airport is run by the Victoria Airport Authority. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ... Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, the westernmost Canadian province. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Base layer of asphalt concrete in a road under construction. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, the westernmost Canadian province. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The Saanich Peninsula is located north of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Like most airports that are run by local authorities in Canada, Victoria International Airport charges an Airport Improvement Fee for each outgoing passenger. As of 2006, this fee was set at $10. An Airport Improvement Fee is a tax paid by departing or connecting passengers at an infrastructure improvements. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Loonie. ...


In 2006, YYJ served 1,390,128[4] passengers and had aircraft movements of 145,140.[3] It was British Columbia's second busiest airport in terms of passengers, and fourth in terms of aircraft movements. Nationally, YYJ was one of Canada's busiest airports in terms of passengers, and 10th busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements. Canadas busiest airport by aircraft movements and number of passengers served is Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is also the only Canadian airport ranked in the top 30 airports in the world (by number of passengers). ...

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History

The airport started in 1939 as a grass strip, and was used by several air forces in World War II as the largest operational air base in Canada. The airport is located beside Patricia Bay, which, due to the prevalence of flying boats at the time, made the airport an excellent location. The Department of Transport took over the airport in 1948. It was then called Victoria (Patricia Bay) Airport, and many locals still refer to it as the "Pat Bay Airport." Trans-Canada Airlines (later Air Canada) began regular service in 1943. Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Air Canada Boeing 767 Air Canada Airbus A330 Another Air Canada A330 Air Canada is Canadas flag air carrier and recognised as one of the worlds safest airlines. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The last of the Royal Canadian Air Force forces left the airport in 1952, but 443 Helicopter Squadron of Canadian Forces Air Command began operating CH-124 Sea King ship-borne anti-submarine helicopters from Victoria International Airport (which the military refers to as Patricia Bay) in the late 1980s. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Forces. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... CF-18 off the coast Hawaii CH-124 Sea King CH-149 Cormorant CC-115 Buffalo Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) is the air force element of the Canadian Forces. ... This is a disambiguation page. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1959, the airport was renamed to its present name of the Victoria International Airport. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1997, as a broad scale restructuring of airports across Canada, Transport Canada (formerly the Department of Transport), gave operational control of the airport to the Victoria Airport Authority. Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ...


In 2000, the Airport Authority began the process of renovating and expanding the terminal to meet passenger needs. In 2002, the new Airside holdroom was built, as well as a new Arrivals Rotunda. By 2005, the new Departures area was completed, and the airport terminal had changed dramatically from how it was at the turn of the millennium.


In May 2005, the federal government, who own the land, announced a reduction in the rent paid by the airport authority. This will save $0.6 million Canadian each year and $12 million CAD over the life of the lease, which is 50 years.


Airlines and destinations

Departures Terminal, Victoria International Airport

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Flight Training

There are several organizations that offer flight training at the airport

  • Victoria Flying Club
  • Juan Air
  • Island Pacific Flight Academy

Transportation to the airport

Victoria International Airport is served by BC Transit, with the number 70 bus making some stops. There is also a direct bus service run by a local business, as well as taxi service. By car the airport is a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria via Highway 17 northbound. BC Transit is a provincial crown agency responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation within British Columbia, Canada, outside of Greater Vancouver. ...


See also

CanWest Flight Services provides Ground Handling services at Victoria International Airport to airlines not services by Air Canadas ground handling crew. ... Victoria Airport Water Aerodrome, (ICAO CAP5, IATA N/A), is located 12. ... Victoria Inner Harbour Airport or Victoria Harbour Water Aerodrome, (IATA: YWH, ICAO: CYWH), is located adjacent to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. ...

References

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 10 May 2007 to 0901Z 5 July 2007.
  2. ^ Airport Divestiture Status Report
  3. ^ a b Transport Canada TP 1496 - Preliminary aircraft statistics 2006
  4. ^ a b Victoria Passenger Statistics

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External links


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Victoria International Airport is served by BC Transit, with the number 70 bus making some stops.
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