The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) makes travelling to and from Cranbrook a breeze. YXC is only 10 minutes away from the city, which means your time will be spent in Cranbrook, not getting to it. Over 20 flights from three major airlines depart from YXC daily and because of our fair weather, cancellations are extremely rare.

With direct flights to key Canadian business centres, including Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto as well as international hubs, YXC has further opened Cranbrook to commerce, trade, and tourism opportunities and brings in a steady flow of business year-round. Offering stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges, YXC is unofficially and rightfully known as the world’s most beautiful runway.

Airport expansion

Within the past 10 years, more than $10 million has been invested into the airport’s expansion, rehabilitation, and capital projects. This includes a runway extension and terminal expansion done to accommodate larger aircraft from more distant locations. Fifty-two acres right next to the airport have also been rezoned for commercial airport land and development. With ongoing updates, improvements, and expansion opportunities, the potential of the Canadian Rockies International Airport is endless.

  • 2nd fastest growing airport in Canada (2018)
  • 134,000+ passengers on average
  • 10-minute drive to Cranbrook
  • $10 million+ invested over 10 years
  • 52 acres available for aerospace development
  • 20+ flights a day3 major airlines