Edmonton Live Flight Departures
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Edmonton International Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in Canada, and serves the city of Edmonton, to the north of the province of Alberta (AB). It has been allocated the official IATA code of YEG. A large variety of airline carriers serve Edmonton Airport, with over fifty non-stop flights to cities in many parts of the world. Passengers on Edmonton International Airport departure flights have access to all the latest options in flight technology, and will find all the facilities they require in the airport terminal buildings. Departure flights can be reached by a number of ground transport options as well.
Edmonton International Airport is located approximately 26km, or 16 miles south of downtown Edmonton, and the main road leading to the airport from Edmonton is the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which is linked to Anthony Henday Drive, a large road that surrounds the city. Passengers driving their own vehicles to the airport will find various parking options available, including an Easy Parkade alongside the terminal buildings, the Value Park for more affordable long-term stays and the jetSet Park complete with check-in and baggage drop facilities for WestJet Airline departures. Departing passengers may be dropped off at the curb-side of their terminal building as well.
Alternatively, Edmonton Airport can be reached by bus or taxi. The SkyShuttle travels from various downtown locations (a reservation will be required for their services if a hotel pickup is required), and the EIA Express Route 747 bus provides transport from the Century Park Transit System. Hotel shuttles serve the airport as well, and passengers returning from holiday resort areas such as Jasper can use airport resort shuttles for transport to their departure flight. There is no direct rail connection to Edmonton Airport. By taxi is another good way to travel. Taxis will collect departing passengers from any location, and provide quick transport to the airport. Airport Taxi Service is the official taxi company of Edmonton Airport.
Important airline companies offering Edmonton Airport departure flights include WestJet, holding the majority of the airport’s destinations, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Transat, Central Mountain Air, Compass Airlines, First Air, Northwestern Air, United Airlines, Shuttle America, US Airways and Canadian North. These airline companies and others serve a large number of Canadian destinations such as Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Victoria, Montreal, Saskatoon, Regina, Hamilton, Kelowna, Whitehorse and Lethbridge, as well as a large number of U.S. destinations, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Minneapolis, Houston, Denver, Phoenix and San Francisco. Additional international destinations served include London, Cancun, Montego Bay, Santa Clara, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.
The majority of passengers fly on domestic flights, while approximately one million are on board transborder flights. The airport handles about 380,000 passengers every year on international flights. In total, Edmonton International Airport records just over six million passengers per annum. Over six million passengers have travelled through the airport every year since 2007. Greater numbers are expected in future years to come. Some of the busiest international routes departing from Edmonton Airport include those to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle and the London-Heathrow Airport.
Edmonton International Airport has two terminals with departure facilities, that are referred to as the North and South Terminals. The South Terminal is the newer construction, and is used for many U.S.-bound flights. Other international flights, as well as domestic flights, are handled from the North terminal. There is a large Central Hall with further passenger facilities, and the airport’s current expansion works will add more buildings to the airport’s structure, including a new concourse joining the two terminals, a new control tower with some lovely views over the airport activities from the lower levels and a new hotel, which should be completed in 2013. The hotel will have 210 spacious and comfortable rooms, and will be the ideal place to stay for passengers waiting for connecting flights, and for passengers departing on early morning flights.
Many of the Edmonton Airport airline companies allow passengers to check-in online, and there are also self-service check-in kiosks in the terminal buildings. Passengers who check-in online can look for the baggage drop areas for Web Check-In when they arrive at the airport, as dedicated baggage drop facilities allow passengers to bypass the regular check-in/baggage drop queues. Plenty of conventional check-in counters are available as well. Edmonton Airport is one of eight in Canada with special U.S. Border Preclearance facilities, which means that passengers will not need to pass border clearance procedures when they arrive in the United States. Passengers on domestic flights connecting to U.S. destinations may also use the airport’s Quick Connect services, which eliminates the need to claim and recheck baggage. The passenger can then remain in the secure area of the airport. Certain travellers may be eligible to use the airport’s free Fly Thru priority services as well.
Edmonton International Airport facilities for departing passengers include a large number of airport shops and restaurants. After security, there are duty-free stores, the Mountain Lodge Bar and Grill, Starbucks, Booster Juice, the Sports Section Bar and many other retail outlets, as well as the Plaza Premium Lounge. Services in the terminal include bank machines, currency exchange facilities, business workstations, free WiFi connections, baggage carts and facilities for disabled passengers. Assistance is provided at the airport for arriving and departing passengers by the Northern Lights Airport volunteers, and at airport information counters.
Live Edmonton International Airport departure flight schedules are available online, or the airport can be contacted for further information regarding departures at 78-890-8382. Persons residing in North America can use the toll free number of 1 800 268 7134.