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Facts and Statistics

Below you will find some general facts about Edmonton International Airport.

For more detailed information, visit our fact sheet page. For statistic information visit our passenger statistics page.


  • Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is conveniently situated adjacent to the major highway linking Edmonton and Calgary; near the Yellowhead TransCanada Highway which connects Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver; and near Via Rail's Transcontinental "Canadian" route.
  • Edmonton International Airport is Canada's most northerly 24-hour major airport.
  • Edmonton International Airport's elevation is 723 metres or 2,372 feet above sea level.

Size & Capacity

  • Edmonton International Airport is the fifth busiest airport in Canada in terms of passengers.
  • Edmonton International Airport is the largest major airport in Canada as measured by land mass. It comprises an area of just under 7,000 acres.
Airside Facilities/Specifications

  • The Edmonton International Airport has two runways in an open "V" configuration:
    Runway Length Width Direction
    02-20 11,000 ft 200 ft extends NE and SW
    12-30 10,200 ft 200 ft extends SE and NW
  • The runways can accommodate any size of aircraft. In fact, the Antonov 225, the world's largest cargo carrier, has used Edmonton International Airport on several occasions.
  • No restrictions on aircraft weight and passenger load factors.


The airport has four aprons:

  • Apron I is located directly in front of the air terminal building, covering an area of 672,000 ft². This apron contains sixteen aircraft parking positions with an additional two for General Aviation parking.
  • Apron II is located Northeast of the terminal building covering an area of 272,600 ft². This apron is a common-use ramp for general aviation aircraft, military and courier operations.
  • Apron III is dedicated to cargo operations and large aircraft maintenance hangars, and is located in the AirLinks Cargo Park adjacent to Runway 02/20. It is 164,000 ft² of concrete ramp & taxiway designed for the heaviest of freighter aircraft.
  • Apron IV is located along Tango taxiway and is primarily cargo operations covering an area of  140 929.6 ft².  This is a common-use ramp designed for large freighter aircraft.

Navigational and Landing Aids

  • Edmonton International Airport offers 24-hour service to accommodate any aircraft at any time.
  • The Edmonton Area Control Centre is part of the airport's operations facility. This Centre provides both radar and non-radar Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) control service to all aircraft operating in controlled airspace, and to aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
  • Edmonton International Airport is also the base for the Western Region Area Control Centre that is responsible for all aircraft movements over Alberta and most of northern Canada, including the high Arctic.
  • Runways 02, 12 and 30 are equipped with Category 1 High Intensity Centre Row Approach Lighting as well as a SSALR approach lighting system, while Runways 20 is equipped with Low Intensity Centre Row Approach Lighting with runway identification lights. All runways include High Intensity threshold and runway lights.

The Airport contains the following navigational and approach aids:

  • Approach radar, Terminal area radar, Secondary surveillance radar, RVR measurement, ILS, VOR, DME, NDB, REILS, TACAN, VASIS
  • Full front course Instrument Landing Systems are included on Runways 02, 12 and 30, with a back course approach system on Runway 20