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Grande Prairie Airport

Grande Prairie Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrande Prairie Airport Commission
LocationGrande Prairie, Alberta
Elevation669 m (2195 ft)
Aircraft movements40651

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Grande Prairie Airport is located 3 NM 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 330,009 passengers in 2006, and having 358,905 passengers through its gates in 2007. The airport is currently seeing extremely 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, and added a restaurant to the second floor. Expansion of the terminal to the south and parking space, originally planned for 2014, is now being rescheduled for as early as 2007. In early 2008 the Grande Prairie Airports terminal was finished its primary renovation. 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 Air Canada Jazz and Westjet 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.

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