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 St Anthony Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Located at the northern tip of Newfoundland's remote Great Northern Peninsula, St. Anthony in many ways feels like a town perched at the edge of the world. However, despite its small size (just a little over 2,400 people), St. Anthony is one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most popular and worthwhile tourist destinations, thanks largely to its proximity to one of the world's most important archaeological sites, the L'Anse aux Meadows UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only verified Viking settlement outside of Europe.

While many people come to St. Anthony by flying first to Deer Lake and then driving the scenic Viking Trail up through the Great Northern Peninsula, a more convenient option may be to fly to St. Anthony Airport directly. With a number of regional flights on offer, finding a great deal on airfare to St. Anthony shouldn't be a problem. Also, Skyscanner has an excellent Price Alerts feature which will notify you of any drop in airfare on flights to St. Anthony.

Flying to or from St. Anthony Airport

St. Anthony Airport is a small regional airport currently only served by one airline, PAL Airlines (formerly known as Provincial Airlines). Until July 2017 it was also served by Air Labrador before that airline ceased operations. While PAL Airlines is not well known outside of Atlantic Canada, it is the second-largest regional airline on the East Coast after Air Canada Express. From St. Anthony, PAL serves St. John's, Wabush, and Goose Bay, all in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Blanc-Sablon, which is in Quebec close to the Labrador border.

Transportation Options

As in most of Newfoundland, the best way to get around St. Anthony is by renting a car. However, that may present some problems at the present moment as it appears that the only car rental agency at the airport (and indeed in the St. Anthony's area) is now permanently closed. Be sure to check ahead to see if it reopens. There is a taxi service serving St. Anthony, however, as well as a shuttle bus service, called Danny's Airbus, but call in advance to arrange for airport pickup. The airport is about 50 km west of St. Anthony, which usually takes about 40 minutes to drive to.

Terminal Information

St. Anthony Airport is a very small facility consisting of just a tiny terminal. There's a decent waiting area and staff are more than happy to help you, but since St. Anthony itself is a remote and small town there's simply not enough demand for the amenities that are standard at bigger airports. But that's part of the charm. At certain times of the year, you might even catch a glimpse of majestic caribou grazing next to the runway.

What to see and do in St. Anthony

St. Anthony itself is a colourful and charming town that is well worth a visit. The brightly painted houses are typical of what you would find elsewhere in Newfoundland and the town boasts the Grenfell Museum, the former home of Dr. Wilfred Grenfell who helped establish some of the earliest medical care in Labrador. By far the biggest attraction in the St. Anthony area, however, is L'Anse aux Meadows. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, L'Anse aux Meadows is a Viking settlement from 1000 AD and the only verified Viking settlement in all of North America. Its rediscovery in 1960 rewrote the history of European exploration of North America. There are a number of hotels in St. Anthony, but be sure to book in advance since rooms can fill up quickly during the busy summer season.

 
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Longitude:56° 4' 59'' W
Latitude:51° 23' 30'' N
IATA code:YAY
ICAO code:CYAY

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