Abbotsford international Airport was started by Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 by purchasing land and building a runway 5100 ft long and 200 wide.
It becomes jet airport in 1997 when WestJet took its first flight on 18 June.
With the city of Abbotsford growth, Abbotsford airport grows and become an international airport in 2008 by getting approval for international air cargo transshipment program.
From Abbotsford airport, you can fly non-stop flights to all over Canada plus connecting flights to various parts of us and Mexico.
Recently Gonewleaf.ca a travel company provided tickets for ground transportation at an ultra low price to surrey central at their designated newleaf bus top. This service is convenient to passengers from Surrey, Vancouver and around to travel from Abbotsford airport rather than busy Vancouver airport.
Parking here is affordable if you want to park and fly from Abbotsford. Airport parking rates are $2 for the first hour and $1 for each subsequent hour up to 3 hours. $9/day, $54/week and $216/month /28 days, compared to skyrocketing price at Vancouver airport. The another advantage is there is not much traffic coming to Abbotsford, etc.
The options for ON-SITE is Taxi to downtown and OFF-SITE is BCTransit from downtown Abbotsford to Mission and then Train (WESTCOAST EXPRESS) from mission to downtown Vancouver (note: West coast express train doesn’t run all day, call 604-488-8906 before to find the train time) Mission city is about 25 mins Taxi ride from the airport.
The second option is Grayhound bus from downtown Abbotsford to various parts of BC and to downtown Vancouver.
Lot’s of Hotel’s and Motels are available to stay including 2 Sandman and Ramada Inns and various other.
At the Airport Food, Retail & services available there are 2 locations of Raven bar & Bistro, one in the general traveling terminal building and second in the boarding area. Raven offer full bar & variety of menu items.
On the retail side, there is Gift’s to go and a Duty-free shop for international travelers. There are 2 ATM one for Canadian and one for US travelers.
Car rental ON-SITE includes Avis, Budget, National and Hertz and OFF- SITE rentals are 10 mins away from the Airport.
Proper identification is required to travel from the airport.