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Cheap Flights To Abbotsford

The idyllic view of picturesque farmland with the Rocky Mountains looming in the background makes up most of the scenery in Abbotsford, a quiet country town in comparison to the bustling hive of activity in nearby Vancouver and its suburbs. A convenient location between the Lower Mainland and the Rocky Mountains, it was the Winter Olympics of 2010 that really put Abbotsford and its international airport on the map as a transportation hub. What began as an overflow point to manage the extra traffic coming to the Canadian West Coast has become an important connection for air travel on its own. Abbotsford International Aiport (YYX) currently hosts a small group of resident airlines, with schedules that change seasonally. Preparations for continued expansion have been made.

Best time to book a flight to Abbotsford

Seasonal and holiday times are the busiest in Abbotsford, with plenty of snow enthusiasts and tropical holiday seekers heading north and south and the crowds of daily commuters and travelers that are always moving through the Lower Mainland. You may be arriving at YYX from a holiday destination, one of the small towns or island communities in the region, or one of Canada’s major cities. Try to book as far in advance as possible to get the best deals.

Airlines that fly to Abbotsford

Abbotsford and its airport continue to evolve as part of the commercial airport scene and has seen a number of airlines come and go. The following are airlines that currently fly to YYX from points throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean;

  • Air Canada Rouge, the low-cost wing of national carrier Air Canada, flies from here to Toronto on a seasonal basis.
  • Both Westjet and its subsidiary Westjet Encore fly regular and seasonal routes between Abbotsford and other major Canadian cities. Another Canadian low-cost company, Flair Airlines, based in nearby Kelowna, offers direct and chartered trips to certain national cities.
  • Several regional airlines such as Island Express Air,and Orca Airwaysuse this airport for commuter trips and short-haul flights across BC.
  • Sunwing, a common sight in most Canadian airports in the winter months, flies seasonally to Puerto Vallarta.

    This is only a condensed list of direct and scheduled flights. Add connecting or seasonal flights, and the roster becomes much longer.

    What to expect when arriving at Abbotsford International Airport

    As the only civil and commercial airport in town, with the alternative services in Vancouver and Washington State almost an hour’s drive away, Abbotsford International Airport serves the population of the BC interior in addition to the rest of the lower mainland, including the cities and towns on the islands and Sunshine Coast.In addition to public transit connections with the local bus service, travel health clinics, and a variety of dining and shopping options, YYX is also classified as a Port of Entry by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and is conveniently equipped with customs facilities.

    What to see and do in Abbotsford

    The fun and games that make the Rocky Mountain foothills so compelling are their dramatic seasonal changes and unexpected special places. Explore a vast natural wilderness, discover the rolling farmland and mountain foothills, or learn about the area’s ancient and colonial history. Here are a few tips to get you started on your journey.

  • The Circle Farm Tour is a self-guided trip that takes you through hobby farms, antique shops, and other unique venues throughout the countryside.
  • The Abbotsford International Airshow, an annual event that takes place in August, is an internationally renowned tribute to the history of flight in the region and the city’s close association with the local aerospace community.
  • Sumas Mountain Provincial Park, the home of a historic homestead and an array of outdoor activities that are ideal for any time of the year. The urban center of Abbotsford is at the western foot of the mountain.
  • Beer and wine tours are popular in this region, which is known as Vancouver’s fruit basket and wine cellar. Discover all the suds and libations in the region with a special Abbotsford Beer and Wine Map.
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