Our region’s aviation industry is rapidly growing, with the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) serving as a key driver. If your business specializes in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhauls (MRO), avionics repairs, or aviation components manufacturing, you’ll find our area to be the perfect location. The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is Cranbrook’s connection to the world.

Over 20 flights from three major airlines depart from YXC daily and because of our fair weather, our on time performance is one of the best in the province. With direct flights to key Canadian business centres, including Vancouver, Calgary as well as international hubs, YXC has further opened Cranbrook to commerce, trade, and tourism opportunities and brings in a reliable, steady flow of business year-round.

Choosing to base your business at the Canadian Rockies International Airport offers unique advantages – Build a low-carbon business powered by renewable energy with favorable, competitive rates and incentives making Cranbrook among the lowest cost jurisdictions in North America. With fifty-two acres of land located directly beside the airport zoned for commercial airport development, and our access to key emerging technologies, Cranbrook is the ideal location for aerospace manufacturing and developments.

YXC is unofficially and rightfully known as the world’s most beautiful runway.

  • 20+ takeoff’s per day
  • Very low cancelation index
  • Over 140,000 passenger

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.