- Windsor Airport
name = Windsor Airport
IATA = YQG
ICAO = CYQG
type = Public
operator = Your Quick Gateway (Windsor) Inc. [ [http://www.windsorairport.net/ourstory.cfm Windsor Airport - Our Story] ]
Windsor City Council
elevation_ft = 622
elevation_m = 190
coordinates = Coord|42|16|32|N|082|57|20|W|type:airport|display=inline
website = [http://www.windsorairport.net/ www.windsorairport.net]
r1-number = 07/25
r1-length-f = 9,000
r1-length-m = 2,743
r2-number = 12/30
r2-length-f = 5,150
r2-length-m = 1,570
r2-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Aircraft Movements
stat1-data = 40,586
footnotes = Source:
Canada Flight SupplementCFS]
Transport Canada. [http://www.tc.gc.ca/pol/EN/Report/TP577/pdf/TP577_07.pdf Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations: Annual Report 2007] ]
Windsor Airport, Airport codes|YQG|CYQG, is located in the southeast portion of the city of Windsor,
Ontario, Canada. The airport serves a mixture of scheduled airline flights and general aviation, and is a popular point of entry into Canada for private and business aircraft. The airspace above the airport is exceptionally busy because of the proximity to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Instrument Flight Rules(IFR) arrivals and departures are handled by Detroit approach control.
The airport is classified as an
airport of entryby NAV CANADAand is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle aircraft with no more than 325 passengers, however they can handle up to 450 if the aircraft is unloaded in stages.
The airport originally opened in 1928 as "Walker Airport", named after
Hiram Walker, a 19th century whiskey distiller. In 1967, the airport was added to the national portfolio of Canadian Airports, citing its increasing importance as a regional airport hub for Southwestern Ontario, serving the areas between Detroit, Michiganand London, Ontario, rather than being a simple landing strip (as it originally was).
In 2006, Serco Aviation Services Inc. had announced that is requested early termination of its contract with the City of Windsor regarding its management of the Airport, as Windsor Airport had been losing around $40,000 per month. The City of Windsor accepted Serco's withdrawal and prepared to operate the airport itself, but with a large deficit. As of
July 1, 2007, Serco handed over operations of the airport to the City of Windsor, and ceased to be its operator. The City of Windsor's City Council had approved of an ad-hocgroup to run the airport on behalf of the city, named "Your Quick Gateway Inc." (after the airport's call letters, YQG). This private organization was originally formed by the Windsor City Council, and was supposed to be a "temporary band-aid solution" until another operator was found. However, on November 14, the Windsor Starhad reported that since Your Quick Gateway was so successful in managing the airport (it had managed to pull a small profit in recent months of running Windsor Airport), that it was given permission to run Windsor Airport indefinitely in this manner.
There is scheduled air service provided by
Air Canada Jazzto Toronto Pearson International Airport, as well as seasonal charter flights through Sunquest (operated by Skyservice) and Conquest Vacations, in addition to general aviation traffic.
Sunwing has announced that it will commence winter chaters to Cuba and the Dominican Republic in the 2008/2009 winter season. In turn Windsor airport is spending $600,000.00 to increase the current departure area from 2000 sq ft to 10000 sq ft. The agreement with Sunwings is for 3 years
* Air America Logisitics [ [http://www.airamericalogistics.com Air America Logisitics] ]
* Windsor Flying Club
Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
* Journey Air [ [http://www.journeyair.com Journey Air] ] /Great Lakes Flight Center [ [http://www.greatlakesflight.com Great Lakes Flight Center] ]
* Georgian Express
fixed base operator(FBO)
* Latitude/Longitude: 42° 16' 32" N, 82° 57' 20" W
* Elevation: convert|622|ft|abbr=on|0
* Magnetic variation: 7° W
The airport is operated by Your Quick Gateway on behalf of the City of Windsor, is certified by
Transport Canada, and operates as an airport of entry with Canadian customs services available. There is a landing fee for some aircraft.
* Runway 07/25: convert|9000|by|200|ft|abbr=on|0, aphalt, lighted, PAPI type 2 approach lighting for both ends
* Runway 12/30: convert|5150|by|150|ft|abbr=on|0, asphalt, lighted, PAPI type 2 approach lighting for both ends
Remote Communications Outlet(RCO): London Radio, 126.7 MHz
Automatic Terminal Information Service(ATIS): 134.5 MHz
* Ground control: 121.7 MHz
* Tower: 124.7 MHz (mandatory frequency when tower is closed)
* IFR arrivals and departures: Detroit Approach Control, 124.9 MHz
Visual Flight Rules(VFR) advisories: Windsor-area Detroit Approach Control, 126.85 MHz
Non-directional beacons (NDB): Windsor (QG), 353 kHz, 250° 3.8 nm to airport; Laurel (ZQG), 398 kHz, 70° convert|4.0|NM|abbr=on to airport
VHF omnidirectional range(VOR)/ Distance Measuring Equipment(DME): Windsor (YQG), 113.8 MHz/channel 85, 285° convert|5.6|NM|abbr=on to airport
* VOT (VOR airorne equipment test facility): 111.8 MHz
Instrument Landing System(ILS): runway 25 (IQG)
Fixed base operator (FBO)
Parking is available from the airport operator; there is a charge for parking longer than six hours.
* Great Lakes Flight Centre (Esso Avitat): 122.95 MHz -- 100LL avgas and Jet-A fuel
* RMG Aero Services (Shell Aerocentre): 123.4 MHz -- 100LL avgas and Jet-A fuel
* [http://www.windsorairport.net/ Official web site]
* [http://flightaware.com/live/airport/CYQG Live Airport Radar]
* [http://www.copanational.org/PlacesToFly/airport_view.php?pr_id=1&ap_id=131 Page about this airport] on COPA's "Places to Fly" airport directory
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