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Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorVictoria Airport Authority
ServesVictoria, British Columbia
LocationNorth Saanich, British Columbia
Elevation20 m (64 ft)
Aircraft movements144255
Number of Passengers1514713

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Victoria International Airport serves Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is 12 NM north northwest of the city, in North Saanich, quite close to the town of Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula. The airport is run by the Victoria Airport Authority.

Like most airports that are run by local authorities in Canada, Victoria International Airport charges an Airport Improvement Fee for each outgoing passenger. It is currently $10.00.

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 450 passengers, when unloaded from the aircraft in stages, or 150 normally.

In 2010, YYJ served 1,514,713 passengers and had 144,255 aircraft movements making it one of Canada's busiest airports in terms of passengers. It was British Columbia's second busiest airport in terms of passengers, and third in terms of aircraft movements.

There are two popular locations for plane spotters. The first is at the end of Canora Road, on the south-east side of the airport, next to a small cemetery. A second, lesser-known location is an open field off of Mills Road, near the Mills Road and Meadlands Road intersection on the north-east corner of the airport. This location offers excellent views of aircraft approaching runway 09.

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