Charlottetown Airport
The Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversees the affairs of the airport with a mission to operate a safe, efficient, competitive and financially viable, high quality airport that facilitates the air transportation needs of Prince Edward Island, the travelling public and our aviation clients.
 
Location
The Charlottetown Airport is located within the City of Charlottetown in the Province of Prince Edward Island. The airport facility is located on Maple Hills Avenue, just minutes from downtown Charlottetown, off Route 15 on the Brackley Point Road.

The airport is located on 610 hectares (1508 acres) of land which is currently owned by Transport Canada but operated since March 1, 1999 under a long-term lease by the Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc., a “not-for-profit” corporation.
 
Aerodrome Operations & Facilities
Charlottetown Airport is a public use, land airport and operates day and night (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) using both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

The airport has 2 runways, 03/21 being the primary runway that is 7000 feet long by 150 feet wide and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS). Runway 10/28 is the secondary runway and is 5000 feet long by 200 feet wide.

There are two aircraft parking Aprons (Apron I & II). Apron I is used primarily by scheduled air carriers ands larger general aviation aircraft and has approximately 18,400 sq. m. (183m x 100m) of concrete while Apron II is of asphalt construction with approximately 9,000 sq. m. (110m x 82m) of parking/movement space.

The Air Terminal Building, constructed in 1985/86, is a spacious, barrier free facility, including a restaurant, gift shop, lounge and four major vehicle rental agencies. There is a taxi concession license which stipulates that the taxi concessionaire must meet all scheduled flights and provide a taxi service to Charlottetown and all surrounding areas. Licensed tour and bus operations also operate from the airport.

Other amenities in the terminal building include a banking machine, money changer, public pay phones including a TTY (teletypewriter), direct lines to various hotels, and a business center with Internet and e-mail access. Ample parking is available in either the Short-Term or in the Long-Term Parking Lot.

Various general aviation businesses and other tenants are located at the airport with additional airside and groundside lots available for lease. The Charlottetown Airport Business Park is located immediately adjacent to Brackley Point Road, 0.5 km north of the Charlottetown By-Pass Highway providing tenants with quick and easy access to the downtown core or the provincial highway system.
 
Airline Information
Charlottetown Airport is Prince Edward Island’s only commercially operated airport providing the necessary infrastructure and facilities for airlines offering scheduled air service. Scheduled airlines include Air Canada Jazz, and WestJet year-round. Northwest Airlines, Sunwing and Delta provide seasonal service. These airlines provide service from Charlottetown to Halifax, Montreal and Toronto International airports with connections worldwide. Air cargo and air freight services are also available from the scheduled carriers but only on a space available basis.
 
Passenger and Baggage Volumes
Current forecasts estimate monthly enplaning passenger levels at approximately 7300 passengers per month (88,000 Enplaned passengers per year) with a projected peak hour demand of 255 passengers per hour. Baggage throughput volume for these passengers has been estimated at 264,000 pieces of baggage per year with a peak hour demand of 383 pieces.
 
Passenger Statistics and Flight Statistics
Enplaned/Deplaned Passengers

1999 - 187,277
2000 - 166,849
2001 - 176,869
2002 - 158,746
2003 - 163.489
2004 - 168,997
2005 - 189,547
2006 - 225,440
2007 - 253,224

 
The Passenger Facility Fee
The Passenger Facility Fee (PFF) was implemented January 1, 2001 at $10.00 per person and increased to $15.00 June 1, 2004. This increase was necessary due to operating cost increases and projects identified since the Passenger Facility Fee was implemented January 2001. Airports throughout the country are facing substantial increases in both operating and capital costs. All airports have experienced sharp rises in the costs of new security regulations, increased insurance coverage expenses and fuel and utility charges.

In Charlottetown, the Airport Master Plan, completed in 2002, identified $28 million dollars in Capital spending required for the next twenty years. Projects include: the rehabilitation of runways and aircraft parking aprons, vehicle parking and road systems, modification of the Air Terminal Building and the replacement of heavy equipment as necessary.

The Passenger Facility Fee is added directly to each airline ticket.
 
©2008 Charlottetown Airport Authority.