Welcome to YSJ!

To: Our airport community
From: Derrick Stanford, President and CEO
Re: Available services during state of emergency – April 6, 2020

As you may know, commercial flights to and from YSJ have been suspended for the month of April, in response to COVID-related travel restrictions.

Like others in our region and across the country, YSJ will be impacted by these prolonged flight suspensions. We’ve moved quickly to stem controllable spending and reduce operating costs, and we will be implementing a series of additional temporary steps to safeguard our long-term financial health.

It is important for you to know the terminal will remain accessible to those who require services. Access will be managed by the Commissionaires on a 24-hour basis.

Also important for you to know our runways will remain open, with our same high-standards and commitment to safe, secure operations. Runways are accessible to medevac flights and other, essential pandemic-related travel and cargo, as well as to other private activity.

The runways will be maintained and monitored by airport staff. The local Nav Canada Flight Service Station will continue to operate on a 24 x 7 basis. Flight plans and arrangements should be made using the usual process.

Where parking is concerned, the few remaining cars in the long-term lot will be allowed to exit through the gates. Entrances to parking lots will be blocked until further notice.

The terminal interior, exterior and the grounds will continue to be inspected and maintained. All life safety and fire protection systems will be active and regularly monitored.

In the meantime, the Airport’s team is available to you while they observe public health directives by working from home. You can Contact the Commissionaires on site at 506-638-5557 for connection to key employees or use either of the contact forms found at this link http://www.saintjohnairport.com/contact-2/general-inquiries/

Our airport community has been on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19, as we worked together to bring our family, friends and neighbours home safely and introduced measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Now, we begin the process of preparing for the future. As an airport, we’ve never faced such challenging circumstances. But we’re determined to get through these unprecedented times, until travellers are ready to fly and experience all that the world has to offer once again.


For more than 60 years we’ve been part of your vacations, your business, your adventures…and your community. And we’ll be here for you for many years to come. So check your flights, try our app (Apple, Android) and read our blog. We’ll see you when you’re ready to take off.

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