Sunday, August 4, 2013

Prince Rupert Airport Car Rental

Located just under six miles south west of the port city of Prince Rupert in the state of British Columbia, Canada, is Prince Rupert airport (IATA: YPR). The airport is one of many official airports of entry into the country and is patrolled and staffed by the Canadian border services agency, handling up to fifty passengers at a time disembarking from standard aviation commercial passenger flights.

The airport is positioned on Digby Island, thirty five metres above sea level. Although quite a busy airport in the local region it is still relatively small compared to some of Canada’s larger airports, with one runway, two stands for aircraft and a single passenger terminal. Passengers are typically forced to get a bus from the airport via ferry into downtown Prince Rupert, although there are many visitors who now opt to compare Prince Rupert airport car hire before arrival in order to make their travel arrangements that little more convenient.

Prince Rupert airport is served by a seaplane operated by the Prince Rupert and Seal Cover Water Aerodrome. This service provides flights on both a scheduled and charter basis to villages nearby and remoter locations in the region. Other services are operated by standard airlines including:

  • Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz Air flights to Vancouver 
  • Hawkair flights to Vancouver 
  • North Pacific Seaplanes flights to Sandspit and Masset 


With such a diverse list of destinations and many people deciding to visit the area in their spare time thanks to its rich cultural heritage, there is no wonder that Prince Rupert airport has become such an important piece of the local landscape in British Columbia.

A Jazz Air Flight At Prince Rupert Airport. Creative Commons Image Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Air_Canada_Jazz,_Prince_Rupert_BC.jpg