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;
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.
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