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YYT75: Open Doors

Community Celebration Event

St. John’s International Airport Authority is celebrating its 75th anniversary of commercial aircraft operations this year with an upcoming community event – YYT75: Open Doors.

The free event includes a static display of aircraft, food trucks, bouncy castles and other fun family-friendly activities.

Event Time

September 9th, from 11:00am-3:00pm

In the case of inclement weather, the event may be moved to Sunday, September 10th.


In lieu of an entrance fee, the Airport Authority is encouraging attendees to donate to the Canadian Red Cross, who will be on site for the event. Donations must be cash-only. All excess proceeds from this event will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.


A bus pick-up and drop-off service will be available at Confederation Building parking lot (100 Prince Phillip Drive) and guests must avail of this service in order to gain entrance to the event.
No parking or walk-ins will be allowed on-site.

The buses will begin boarding at 10:30am, with the final bus leaving the Confederation Building at 2:00pm. A continuous shuttle will be available from the event back to the Confederation Building.

Boarding will be at the Metrobus shelter as indicated on the map below.

Special Needs:
The bus service will include an accessible fleet and there will be accessible washrooms on-site. If you require further assistance, please contact Erika Kelland at or (709)758-8756.

For safety reasons, the following will not be allowed on-site:

  • Pets
  • Glass containers
  • Plastic bags


This event is a continuation of the YYT75 campaign that began last month when the Airport Authority launched the website,, and contest dedicated to the 75th anniversary. Since the launch, hundreds of people have been sharing their Airport stories for a chance to win a set of 2 tickets to anywhere in North America that Air Canada flies.

For contest details, visit

For more information, please visit the event Facebook page:

Thank you to our sponsors for their support in making this event happen!