Summerside Airport

Summerside Airport (IATA: YSU, ICAO: CYSU) is located 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) north-northwest of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Summerside Airport

Short final, runway 23 (then 24) in Summerside, PEI
Summary
Airport typepublic
OperatorSlemon Park Corporation
LocationSummerside, Prince Edward Island
Time zoneAST (UTC−04:00)
  Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL56 ft / 17 m
Coordinates46°26′26″N 063°50′01″W
Map
CYSU
Location in Prince Edward Island
CYSU
CYSU (Canada)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 8,000 2,438 Asphalt

History

The airport was formerly a military airfield, established in 1940 as RCAF Station Summerside, changing its name to CFB Summerside in 1968. The base was active in training aircrews in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II and hosting search and rescue (SAR) and coastal surveillance units during the Cold War. CFB Summerside was closed in 1990 and transferred to a local development authority named Slemon Park Corporation. The base property is now referred to as Slemon Park and the airfield has been named Summerside Airport. The airport is home to several aircraft maintenance companies, as well as a small general aviation community.

Summerside Airport's airfield and terminal facilities are located in the township of Lot 17 and not in the city of Summerside proper; the municipal boundary is adjacent to the airport property with the city including the residential area of Slemon Park but not the airfield and industrial properties.

Past scheduled passenger airline service

The airport was served by Eastern Provincial Airways during the 1960s and early 1970s which operated nonstop flights to Moncton and the Magdalen Islands as well as direct service via a stop at the Charlottetown Airport to Halifax, Sydney, Deer Lake, Gander and St. John's with Douglas DC-3 prop aircraft and Handley Page Dart Herald turboprop aircraft.[3] In 1995, Atlantic Island Airways was operating Fokker F28 Fellowship jet service with nonstop flights from Ottawa as well as direct one stop service from Toronto.[4]

See also

References

  1. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 10 October 2019 to 0901Z 5 December 2019.
  2. Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. http://www.timetableimages.com, Oct. 26, 1964, Oct. 31, 1966 & Sept. 1, 1970 Eastern Provincial Airlines system timetables
  4. Jan. 1995 OAG North American Pocket Flight Guide, Summerside flight schedules



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