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The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is located in Waterloo Region, in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Known as “Canada’s Silicon Valley”, the Region boasts the second largest number of start-ups in North America. Poised for continued growth, the Region's young, affluent population is expected to reach 742,000 by 2031.

"Everyone knows Silicon Valley is the world's capital of digital technology, but, I'll tell you, everyone in Silicon Valley knows that Canada's own Waterloo Region is home to some of the most brilliant, innovative minds and companies in the world. This is the model that Canada can and must build on."

Bill Morneau - Federal Minister of Finance 

By 2043 southern Ontario will be home to 15.5 million people with 110 million passengers travelling by air each year. Conservative air travel demand puts Toronto Pearson alone at 70 million passengers a year by mid-2030. The Southern Ontario Airport Network was created to address capacity issues. YKF is one of eleven airports working together to support the growing demand for air travel.
The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) consistently ranks as one of the top 20 busiest airports in the country. To meet growing demand YKF is implementing a $375 million, 20 Year Airport Master Plan. This will allow the airport to meet the needs of its own growing community and respond to capacity challenges at YYZ.