Airports create jobs and support economic growth

The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is a full service, customer friendly facility. Located in southern Ontario, Canada the airport supports commercial, corporate and general aviation. 

Fly from home! When you support local air service you help create jobs and boost the local economy.

Did you know?

  • The Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre is one of the largest professional flight training schools in Canada
  • One, of only two Avro Lancaster aircraft still in operation in the world, was equipped with avionics by Mid-Canada Mod Center (formerly Kitchener Aero)
  • NAV Canada's air traffic control tower at YKF is one of the newest in the country

Additional information

  • YKF consistently ranks as one of the top twenty busiest airport in Canada
  • 25, the number of businesses located at YKF
  • 300, the number of people employed at YKF
  • $90 million, the total economic impact generated by YKF in 2015
  • 250, the number of private and charter aircraft at based at YKF
  • 120,000 the number of passengers that travelled through YKF
  • 121,943 the number of take-offs and landings at YKF in 2018 
  • Two Runways - 7,000 feet and 4,100 feet
  • CAT1 Instrument Landing System (ILS)
  • NAV Canada Control Tower 07:00 - 23:00
  • Class C Airspace
  • Airport of Entry (AOE) / 180 with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) onsite 07:00 -23:00 (No Fees)
  • CAT 7 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) available
  • Secure access to Code C (B-737) and D (B-757) Taxiways
  • Two full service Fixed Based Operators (FBO)
  • Three fuel providers