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Services for Airlines

St. John’s International Airport is a modern, world-class facility that welcomes commercial, corporate and military aircraft on a daily basis.

Terminal Building

The existing Terminal Building is 175,000 ft² in size and has the following attributes for airlines operating at our airport:

     Aircraft gates 12
     Passenger loading bridges 7
     Baggage carousels 3
     Common use check in facilities (CUPPs)
     Customs area for international flights
     Overnight aircraft parking
     Employee parking


Aircraft Parking

As an Airport located on the edge of the continent, many airlines choose to start and end their day in St. John’s, creating a need for overnight aircraft parking. Parking is available for commercial airlines on the Airport Terminal Apron. Parking for corporate and military aircraft may be provided by the Fixed Based Operators (FBOs).

Choice of Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and Ground Handling Services

There are three FBOs and three ground-handling companies that operate at St. John’s International Airport, providing choice and competitive rates to airlines and aircraft operators.  These include:

FBOs Ground Handling
Irving Aviation  Tel: (709) 758-3200 Woodward Aviation  Tel. (709) 579-3776
Torbay Aeroservices Inc. (Shell)  Tel: (709) 576-4615 PAL Airlines  Tel. (709) 576-1800
Woodward Aviation  Tel. (709) 579-3776 Strategic Aviation  Tel. (709) 351-4343


We continue to invest in our emergency response resources and capabilities. As the most easterly airport in North America and being located within 10 minutes from the leading health care centre in the Province, it is not uncommon for international flights to stop in St. John’s with a medical emergency. These airlines can be assured we have the trained professional staff and the infrastructure to manage such events.


St. John’s International Airport is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and welcomes new airlines and aircraft to our facilities. Located less than 10 km from the city’s downtown core and adjacent to the highway, the Airport can be considered a downtown airport without any noise restrictions or curfews. Although the airport has experienced a significant increase in the number of airlines flying into St. John’s, there are no slot controls. Customs can also be made available 24 hours a day.