Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Brandon Airport Car Rental

Brandon Airport Car RentalBrandon Airport or Brandon Municipal Airport (IATA code YBR) also known as McGill Field, is a municipal airport located 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) north of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

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Here's some information on Brandon Airport, sourced from Wikipedia:

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.

Brandon Airport services air carriers who offer scheduled passenger service to Winnipeg, Dauphin Manitoba.

Other organizations located at the airport include Maple Leaf Aviation, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, and the Brandon Flying Club.

It occupies a land area of about 736 acres (2.98 km2), 318 acres (1.29 km2) of which are used for cereal grain crops, and another 244 acres (0.99 km2) for hay. The airport has two runways 08/26 and 14/32, although the infield grass can be used as a "strip" on request.
According to the Wikipedia entry, Perimeter Aviation is the only airline currently using Brandon Airport. But airlines that have served the Airport include:
  • Trans-Canada Air Lines (1948-1963)
  • Transair - Midwest Airlines (1963-1969)
  • Pacific Western Airlines (1981-1987)
  • Canadian Airlines (1987-1989)
  • Ontario Express (1989 - 1990)
  • Bearskin Airlines (1994 - 2002)
  • Athabaska Airways (1997 - 2001) (now Transwest Air)
  • WestJet (10 weeks in 1999 and 15 weeks in 2001)
  • Air Transat Holidays - Chartered Westjet aircraft (Dec 27, 2005 - Feb 22, 2006)
Video: Icy conditions at Brandon Municipal Airport

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