Edmonton International Airport (IATA: YEG, ICAO: CYEG) is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton region of the Canadian province of Alberta. It is a hub facility for Northern Alberta and Northern Canada, providing regularly scheduled nonstop flights to over fifty communities in Canada, the United States, Latin America and Europe. It is one of Canada’s largest airports by total land area, the 5th busiest airport by passenger traffic, and the 10th busiest by aircraft movements. Operated by Edmonton Airports and located 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) south southwest of downtown Edmonton, in Leduc County, and adjacent to the City of Leduc, it served over 6.6 million passengers in 2012.
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
Transport Canada selected the current site for Edmonton International Airport and purchased over 7,000 acres (28 km2) of land. When the airport opened in 1960, its first terminal was an arch hangar. Today, it is in use by L-3 Communications. In 1963, a passenger terminal, built in the international style, was opened. It remains in use as the North Terminal. Artwork, fired by Alberta Natural Gas, adorned the departures area exterior. A large mural, commissioned by the Canadian government in 1963 for CAD$18,000 titled “Bush Pilot in Northern Sky” by Jack Shadbolt, remains to this day. An appraisal in 2005 indicated that the mural was worth $750,000, and a restoration of the mural was undertaken in 2007.
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Edmonton International Airport (IATA: YEG, ICAO: CYEG) is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton region of the Canadian province of Alberta.
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Long: – 113.58000183105469
Elevation: 2373 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 11000×200 ft. :: 12/30 10200×200 ft.