Air

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 and Calgary, 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

Over the last decade, the Canadian Rockies International Airport has received over $20 million in investments for expansion, rehabilitation, and capital projects. These investments include a runway extension and terminal expansion, designed to accommodate larger aircraft from more distant locations. With ongoing updates, improvements, and expansion opportunities, the potential of the airport is limitless.

  • 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

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