Moncton Airport Information
Here is some information about Moncton Airport:
Greater Moncton International Airport (IATA code YQM) is also known in French as Aéroport international du Grand Moncton. The airport is located a short distance east northeast from downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in the neighbouring city of Dieppe.
In 2007 the airport saw a 61% increase in aircraft movements over 2006, going from 77,886 movements to 125,414. As of 2009 it was the 10th busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements In 2008 it was the 18th busiest in Canada by passenger traffic.
GMIA is home to the Moncton Flight College, the largest flight college in Canada.
On January 11, 1928, the first scheduled air flight out of the Greater Moncton area took place. This flight was carrying mail and passengers to the Magdalen Islands. Two sites were considered for the first air strip. Leger's Corner was finally chosen however because of more favourable landing conditions.
In May 2006, Continental Airlines' subsidiary Continental Express began Moncton's only nonstop service to the United States with once-daily flights to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, near New York City.
Also, in June 2010 Porter Airlines began a service to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier and Billy Bishop Toronto airports.
As a city lying on the Great Circle Route, Moncton has an important Area Control Center for service to transatlantic flights. Both FedEx Express and Purolator Courier also have large hangars at the airport.
Airlines using Moncton include:
- Air Canada Jazz
- Air Canada operated by Air Georgian
- Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
The above mentioned information is taken from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moncton_airport.