Situated in the breathtaking Fraser Valley region of Vancouver, British Columbia, Abbotsford International Airport has proudly served the surrounding communities of the Vancouver Lower Mainland for over 30 years.
In 2008 Abbotsford International Airport served a milestone 503,693 passengers. Come to Abbotsford and discover for yourself why more and more people are choosing to fly YXX.
The Abbotsford International Airport is the gateway to the beautiful Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver area. Spectacular escapes begin at Abbotsford Airport, which allows visitors easy access to some of British Columbia’s best outdoor recreation areas, attractions, events and destination resorts.
Abbotsford International Airport is the second largest airport in the Lower Mainland, after Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and caters mostly to the general aviation community.
For Lower Mainland residents, Abbotsford Airport is much easier to reach than the larger Vancouver Airport, hence their motto Avoid gridlock, fly YXX.
Location: Abbotsford International Airport is located just 5 minutes off Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Highway) in Abbotsford, 4 kms southwest of the city centre. From Vancouver, travel east on the Trans Canada Hwy, take exit 83, and travel south on Mt. Lehman Road. Stay on Mt. Lehman Road for 5km, following the signs for Abbotsford Airport/Fraser Hwy W/Mt Lehman Road S. Turn left at Liberator Avenue and continue for 400 metres.
Airspeed, BCWest Air and WestJet have scheduled flights between Abbotsford Airport and Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver Island, Boundary Bay, and Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta.
Abbotsford Airport has 60 flights departing per week for short haul destinations, with multiple daily flights to Calgary and Edmonton, and a flight to Toronto that stops in Calgary. They also have flights to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.
Safety and comfort was top of mind at Abbotsford Airport when adding these features to the parking amenities:
- Paved and lighted short and long term lots
- 24-hour security ambassadors
- Community Police patrols
- Video surveillance
- Bait vehicle anti-theft program
- Free jump starts
- Express pay stations
- Convenient, self parking stalls
- Covered walkways
- Curbside Passenger Delivery
To save time or perhaps avoid those awkward goodbyes, drivers are welcome to pick up or drop off airline guests at the curb next to the Terminal – just steps away from the check-in counter or arrivals gate. Short-Term and Long-Term Parking is available (Daily and Weekly Rates) along with Frequent-Flyer Parking.
Park, Stay & Fly Packages: Some Abbotsford area accommodation operators offer free parking as you travel from YXX by purchasing one room night; a ground transfer between the YXX Terminal and accommodation property is usually included. For more information contact the Abbotsford Visitor Centre.
The annual Abbotsford International Airshow is held at Abbotsford Airport in August. One of the largest airshows in Canada, the event regularly draws thousands of spectators to view performances that include military performers (including Canadian Forces Snowbirds), heritage and legacy flights, warbirds, civilian performers, and ground shows and displays.