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Moncton Monday Featured Airports [04/05]

Jack Koskie

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In the third installment of our featured airports series, we will be doing a crossfire between Moncton (CYQM) and Deer Lake (CYDF).


The Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport is actually located in the city of Dieppe, 4 nm northeast of Moncton. It can support more than 674,000 passengers and 122,000 aircraft movements every year and is still growing. As with some of our other airports, Moncton is an airport of entry and Canadian Border Services can handle flights with up to 300 passengers but have handled some Boing 747s which can have up to 580 passengers. Moncton is home to Canada's largest flight school, the Moncton Flight College which can handle upwards of 450 students at a time between their two campuses.


Deer Lake Regional Airport is run by the Deer Lake Regional Airport Authority and is the second busiest airport in Newfoundland after St. John's International. Deer Lake Airport dates back to 1953 when construction began. In the autumn of 1955, a 4,000 ft (1.22 km) gravel strip was opened for operation and would later be extended to 5,000 ft (1.52 km) in 1959 and finally paved in 1963. In 1968, it was decided that there would be a new terminal built to replace the older one though it would not start construction until 1990. With the excitement of the new terminal, Eastern Provincial Airways (EPA) announced their new routes in and out of Deer Lake using the Boeing 737-200 aircraft. Over the years, the runway has been extended to its final length of 8,005 ft (2.44 km).


On our April 5th installment of Moncton Monday, join us for a crossfire between Moncton (CYQM) and Deer Lake (CYDF) while we reconnect the Canadian East Coast.

Jack Koskie

Events/Communications Coordinator

Moncton/Gander FIR



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