General airport stats
Are you an aviation enthusiast?
Here are a few interesting stats and facts about YEG.
About the Airport
- YEG is Canada’s most northerly 24-hour major airport
- Our elevation is 723 metres or 2,372 feet above sea level
- We have access to 2 major highways in Alberta (QEII and Yellowhead TransCanada)
Size & Capacity
- YEG is the 5th busiest airport in Canada in terms of passengers
- It is Canada’s largest major airport by land mass (just under 7,000 acres)
- In 2018 8.2 million passengers passed through YEG
YEG has 2 runways in an open “V” configuration:
- Our runways can accommodate any size of aircraft
- The Antonov 225, the world’s largest cargo carrier, has used YEG on several occasions
- No restrictions on aircraft weight and passenger loads
YEG has 4 aprons.
- In front of the air terminal building
- 672,000 square feet
- 16 aircraft parking positions + 2 for General Aviation parking
- Is northeast of the terminal building
- 272,600 square feet
- A common-use ramp for general aviation aircraft, military and courier operations
- In AirLinks Cargo Park next to Runway 02/20
- 164,000 square feet
- Dedicated to cargo operations and large aircraft maintenance hangars, and is located
- The concrete ramp & taxiway is designed for the heaviest freighter aircraft
- Is along Tango taxiway
- 140 929 square feet
- A common-use ramp designed for large freighter aircraft
Navigational and landing aids
- YEG offers 24-hour service to accommodate any aircraft at any time
- The Edmonton Area Control Centre is part of the airport’s operations facility. It provides radar and non-radar Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) control service to all aircraft operating in controlled airspace, and to aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
- YEG is the base for the Western Region Area Control Centre responsible for all aircraft movements over Alberta and most of northern Canada, including the high Arctic
- Runways 02, 12 and 30 are equipped with Category 1 High Intensity Centre Row Approach Lighting as well as a SSALR approach lighting system
- Runway 20 is equipped with Low Intensity Centre Row Approach Lighting with runway identification lights
- All runways include High Intensity threshold and runway lights.
The Airport contains the following navigational and approach aids:
- Approach radar, Terminal area radar, Secondary surveillance radar, RVR measurement, ILS, VOR, DME, NDB, REILS, TACAN, VASIS
- Full front course Instrument Landing Systems are included on Runways 02, 12 and 30, with a back course approach system on Runway 20