Construction Update

From now until December 2019, YSJ is making improvements to serve you better.  We apologize for any inconvenience as we work to improve your Saint John Airport.

Construction Update: Effective July 1 to Aug 18, 2019

Planned Hardware Upgrades to Long-Term Parking Lots
To serve you better, each of the airport’s two long-term parking lots will be under construction at separate times throughout the summer. Rest assured that plenty of long-term parking will be available and travelers will be able to retrieve their vehicles with ease during the construction.

The construction schedule is:

Long-Term Parking Lot #1
• Closed for upgrades July 1 through 21.
• Visitors are asked to use Parking Lot #2 during this time.
• Will re-open on July 22.

Long-Term Parking Lot #2
• Closed for upgrades August 1 through 18.
• Visitors are asked to use Parking Lot #1 during this time.
• Will re-open on August 19.

The hardware upgrades to the long-term parking lots will improve the reliability and speed of the parking equipment and ultimately enhance customer experience. It will also allow us to implement new technologies such as Hot Spot Parking and Visa contactless payments to allow users to simply tap to pay.

There will be no disruption to the Short-Term Parking area. Visitors are encouraged to consult the parking map to familiarize themselves with lot locations.


PSA: We ask Pedestrians to please AVOID the Airport Service Road!

For your own safety, please obey our construction signs and avoid using the service road to walk your dogs.

YSJ is currently modernizing our two runways, taxiways, and apron to serve you better. Dump trucks and other heavy equipment will be moving to-and-from the construction site on the service road and all access areas around the airfield.

This construction activity creates a much higher level of hazard than normal.

Access to the airport's service road is prohibited until further notice. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2019.

We appreciate your cooperation!

Saint John Airport (CYSJ) Airfield Modernization Project

Runway 14/32 closure 21 May to 31 July 2019 (estimated)
The Saint John Airport airfield modernization project continues with a planned closure of runway 14/32 and associated taxiways. The work area includes runway 14/32, the main apron and connecting taxiways and comprises of drainage improvements, resurfacing, installation of LED runway lights and other improvements. Runway end safety areas (RESA) are also being constructed at each runway end. A RESA is a prepared surface that extends 150 metres beyond the end of the runway that can support an aircraft in the event of an over-runs the end of the runway. This is a safety related improvement that will bring YSJ up to the latest standard of airfield design.
It is anticipated this phase of construction will be completed by the end of July. The next phase will involve similar work on the longer runway, 05/23. Work will last all summer with planned completion in the fall. The CYSJ team will keep stakeholders informed as construction progresses

 Work Area May July 2019


 Airfield Modernization Project

Planning & Design: Spring / Summer 2018
Construction Begins: August 2018
Estimated Completion: December 2019

The Saint John Airport’s airfield will be completely rehabilitated and modernized, thanks to a $10 million investment made by Transport Canada and $4 million by the Government of New Brunswick plus more than $6 million committed by the Saint John Airport Inc. for a total project cost of $20.4 million.

This investment will enable us to make safety-related improvements that ensure we comply with the latest airport design standards and lessen the cost of annual routine maintenance going forward. Once completed, these critical infrastructure improvements will allow us to realize our passenger growth goals and remain a key economic driver for the region.

The Airfield Modernization Project comprises the complete rehabilitation of the airport’s two runways and the addition of centreline lighting on the primary runway to improve accessibility for arriving and departing aircraft.

Construction work begins August 2018 on the shorter runway and ends November 2018. Construction on the primary runway begins May 2019 and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

 YSJ Airfield Modernization Project Revised



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