Edmonton Live Flight Arrivals
|Toronto (YYZ)||Air Canada||AC175||22:24||22:24||En-Route|
|Richmond (YVR)||Air Canada||AC250||23:34||Scheduled|
Edmonton International Airport is the fifth largest airport in Canada, handling just over six million passengers per annum, and is located approximately 26km from the city of Edmonton. It is found south of the city, and nearby the towns of Beaumont and Devon. The airport is recognised by its code of YEG, and is served by a large number of airline carriers. The Edmonton International Airport arrival areas are well equipped to receive passengers, and the airport complex is able to accommodate reduced mobility passengers as well. Arriving passengers can also reach their next destination by a number of ground transport options.
Edmonton International Airport serves the city of Edmonton, which is the sixth largest city in the country. The majority of the airport’s passengers fly on domestic flights, and arrive from other Canadian airports, found nearby cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Kelowna, Kamloops, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Montreal, Hamilton, Victoria and Regina. About a million passengers fly on transborder flights, and under 500,000 per annum fly on international flights. Many airline companies arrive at Edmonton Airport from U.S. destinations, such as Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Palm Springs, while other international flights arrive from destinations which include Montego Bay, Cancun, Liberia, Punta Cana, London, Cabo San Lucas and Santa Clara.
The largest airline carrier of Edmonton Airport is WestJet, with a wide range of domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States. Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Canadian North and First Air are important carriers as well, and further flights are offered by the airline companies of Air North, Northwestern Air, United Airlines, Compass Airlines, Central Mountain Air, Horizon Air, Sunwing Airlines, Shuttle America, SkyWest Airlines and US Airways.
A large number of passengers arriving at Edmonton Airport are tourists, as the city and the Alberta province of Canada have many popular attractions. The Canadian Rockies are within reach of the airport, and the Jasper National Park is just to the west of Edmonton. Several tour buses are available from the airport arrival area for transport to these holiday resorts. Sundog Tours is one of the companies who take passengers to Jasper. Additional attractions nearby Edmonton include the Elk Island National Park and Fort Saskatchewan, just north of the city. In the city itself, visitors can see the Commonwealth Stadium, which is the largest stadium in Canada, and enjoy outings to the Aquatic Entertainment Stage and Sea Life Caverns, Galaxyland, Valley Zoo, the World Waterpark and Deep Sea Adventure. Galaxyland is the largest indoor amusement park in the world.
Edmonton International Airport is the perfect arrival point for holiday makers or business professionals, as the airport terminals are well equipped with a wide range of useful facilities. There are currency exchange facilities on the arrivals level, free WiFi connections in the public areas of the terminals, baggage storage services, baggage carts, automated banking tellers and a large variety of airport shops and restaurants. The airport has a chapel as well, and information counters where ‘lost and found’ services are provided. Canadian airports are quite well known for their excellent and friendly services, and Edmonton International is no different. The Northern Lights Airport volunteers can be found in the terminals, and are available to help with any enquiry. There are two terminal buildings at Edmonton Airport, referred to as the South and North Terminals. The South Terminal is the newer building of the airport, and is currently used for the majority of flights arriving from the United States. The airport is also currently being expanded, and its facilities will soon include a new hotel, with 210 spacious and comfortable rooms. Arriving passengers on connecting flights may find the new hotel to be the ideal place to stay whilst waiting for their next flight.
Passengers on Edmonton International Airport arrival flights have access to several forms of ground transport, and there are car hire companies nearby the terminal buildings as well. The companies offering car rental services include Hertz, Avis, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Auto Europa, and they are internationally recognised companies with a large variety of vehicles. They offer competitive car rental rates for airport customers as well. The car rental counters are found on Level P1 of the airport parkade. Driving a car from the airport is quite easy, as the Queen Elizabeth II Highway leads to Edmonton city. Anthony Henday Drive surrounds the city, and the Yellowhead Trail is another large road north of downtown Edmonton. Parking can be found in the city, along the streets and in parking lots. There are also park and ride options at many of the city’s light rail transit stations.
Alternatively, arriving passengers can travel by bus or taxi to the city. Taxis are always available outside the arrival area, and the EIA Express Route 747 is a new bus taking passengers to Century Park. The SkyShuttle is another popular airport bus service, travelling to various downtown locations. Passengers could also arrange complimentary transport from their hotel if they have shuttles available. There are no direct train connections from Edmonton Airport.
Live Edmonton International Airport arrival flights can be found on various websites online. Passengers could also contact the airport for further information regarding their arrival at one of the following telephone numbers: 780-890-8382, or toll free from North America at 1 800 268 7134.