Victoria International Airport



The Victoria International Airport ( IATA: YYJ, ICAO code: CYYJ ), English Victoria International Airport is an international airport near Victoria, capital of British Columbia. He is particularly served by regional airlines, as to allow the comparatively short take-off and landing runways no widebody aircraft.

2009 1.532.889 passengers were checked and there were a total of 166 615 aircraft movements. In the following years, also sat by the international trend that sank the rise due to the overall economic situation. 2011 were transported by aircraft movements 141 465 1,499,792 passengers. However, He is still, according to the Vancouver airport, the second busiest airport in British Columbia.

In the northwest of the airport is immediately adjacent to the water airport Victoria Airport Water Aerodrome ( IATA: -, ICAO code: - Transport Canada Identifier: CAP5 ) to.

Also at the airport, the British Columbia Aviation Museum find.


In 1914, the airport for military purposes on the operation. At this time there was only a grass runway. Since the airport is close to the water, it was then advantageous to dispatch flying boats. In 1948 the Department of Transport the entire site, which she called Victoria ( Patricia Bay) Airport. The Canadian airline TransCanada Airlines took a short time later to air operations. Today this company is called Air Canada.

1952 took the last plane of the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1959, the airport was officially renamed the Victoria International Airport. He bears this name today.

In 1997, then followed the last change of company. Transport Canada (formerly Department of Transport ), took over the airport, and built him out. Thus, a completely new arrivals area was built, which was connected to the terminal also redesigned. In 2005, this work was completed.


When approaching the airport the following navigation and landing aids are available: NDB, VOR / DME, ILS, PAPI

  • Runway 03 /21, length 5027 ft, width 200 ft, asphalt
  • Runway 09/27, length 6998 ft, width 200 ft, asphalt
  • Runway 13/31, length 5001 ft, width 200 ft, asphalt


At the airport following flight fuel types are available:

  • AvGas ( 100LL )
  • Kerosene ( Jet A-1, Jet B, JP -8)


The following airlines operate out of Victoria International Airport: