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Abbotsford International Airport

Serves Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

About the Area

The Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, and it’s managed and operated by the Abbotsford Airport Authority (AAA).

Abbotsford is famous for its beautiful farms and majestic mountainous landscapes as well as its diverse culture. It is the largest city in British Columbia in terms of land area and the fifth-largest city in terms of population.

Abbotsford is part of the Fraser Valley Regional District, which offers various attractions that you can explore. One example is the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association Museum, which houses a collection of interesting old buildings and agricultural equipment. A small yet interesting airplane museum called the Canadian Museum of Flight can also be found in Langley.

About the Abbotsford International Airport

Abbotsford International Airport is Lower Mainland’s second-largest airport, next to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). In 2018, the airport served 842,212 passengers.

Abbotsford International Airport is Lower Mainland’s second-largest airport, next to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). In 2018, the airport served 842,212 passengers.

In 1940, the Royal Canadian Air Force bought the land on which the YXX is built. Construction of the airport started soon after the land purchase, and it was completed in 1943. 

Abbotsford International Airport was designated as a secondary field to Vancouver International Airport which, before the advent of instrument landing systems, often became unusable due to fog. When planes couldn’t land at Vancouver Airport during foggy days and nights, they were diverted to Abbotsford Airport. 

In September 1984, Pope John Paul II held an open-air mass in Abbotsford International Airport with over 200,000 attendees.

Abbotsford International Airport promotes a smoke-free environment inside the terminal buildings. However, there are designated smoking areas outside the terminal buildings where travelers can smoke or vape.

Travelers are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles with them to help save the environment. Free water refilling stations are located in the departures lounge.

Guest Services will assist travelers who lost their items in the terminal building, around the airport property, or at the security pre-board screening. Unclaimed lost and found items will be donated to charity after being stored for thirty days. The only exception is electronics, which will be stored for sixty days before being donated.

The airport’s operating hours are between 4:30 am to 11:00 pm. However, Guest Services is available 24 hours a day on-site. Operating hours will be adjusted to accommodate any changes in schedule or flight delays.

There are restaurants in the general terminal building and departure lounge, and they offer carefully wrapped meals for travelers who wish to take their food with them when they board their flight. The restaurant in the general terminal building is open for all flight departures and arrivals while the departure lounge restaurant caters to all departure flights.

Are there car rental facilities?

Abbotsford International Airport works with six car rental providers. Travelers are encouraged to book in advance with their car rental company of choice to ensure availability. Coordinate with the car rental provider for special requests such as assistive and adaptive devices (such as transfer boards, spinner knobs, and swivel seats).

Popular Destinations

These are the routes to and from Abbotsford International Airport:

  • Nanaimo
  • Qualicum Beach
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Edmonton
  • Hamilton (ON)
  • Las Vegas
  • London (ON)
  • Winnipeg

Seasonal flights to and from Abbotsford International Airport include the following:

  • Toronto–Pearson
  • Mazatlán
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Calgary