Facts & Figures

The Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport serves the City of Saskatoon, central and northern Saskatchewan, an area containing a population of more than 500,000 people.

Room to Grow

  • Major expansion of Air Terminal Building completed in October 2002
  • Annual passenger capability of 1.4 million passengers
  • Retail and office space available for lease
  • More than 300 acres of land available for development
  • Another Terminal Expansion currently under construction for opening in January 2015.

Low Cost Advantage

The goal of the Saskatoon Airport Authority is to become Canada’s premier low cost airport:

  • $5 In-Province AIF and $20 out-of-province AIF among the lowest in Canada
  • Landing and terminal user fees among the lowest in Canada
  • No policing, security or turnaround fees

Scheduled Air Service

Non-stop service to:

  • Toronto
  • Ottawa (seasonal)
  • Winnipeg
  • Regina
  • Prince Albert
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Vancouver
  • Minneapolis
  • Denver
  • Chicago
  • Las Vegas
  • Phoenix (seasonal)

One-stop, same-plane service to:

  • Halifax
  • Prince George
  • Kelowna
  • Victoria
  • Fort McMurray
  • La Ronge
  • Wollaston Lake
  • Stony Rapids / Black Lake
  • Fond du Lac
  • Points North Landing

One-stop, connecting service to:

  • Most major Canadian, US and international destinations through airline HUBS in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago & Las Vegas.

Charter Air Service

Seasonal charter service to popular international sunspot destinations and northern Saskatchewan hunting and fishing destinations.

Scheduled Air Carriers

  • Air Canada
  • Delta Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Transwest Air
  • WestJet Airlines
  • Pronto Airways
  • Express Air

Charter Carriers

  • Air Transat
  • Transwest Air
  • West Wind Aviation
  • SunWing

Air Terminal Building

A major renovation and expansion project was completed in 2002 increasing passenger capacity to 1.4 million passengers annually. Currently a $53 million expansion is underway which will see significant increase in area post security. Phase I of this two-phase project opening in the fall of 2013. Completion of the project is targeted for January 2015.

Passenger and Luggage Movement:

  • 34 check-in positions
  • 8 aircraft loading bridges upon construction completion
  • 3 aircraft ground loading positions
  • 3 domestic/2 international modern baggage conveyors
  • Indoor baggage unloading bay
  • Bridges and facilities can accommodate aircraft up to Boeing 747

Customs / Immigration facility can process up to 200 passengers (300 with staged deplaning).

  • Dedicated baggage conveyor for international arrivals
  • Service available 24/7

Retail services include:

  • HDS Relay: Books, Magazines, Gifts and Duty Free
  • Prairie Unique Gifts: Great selection of "Saskatchewan Made" items

Ground Transportation Including:

  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • National
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • Avis-Rent-A-Car
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • United Blue Line Taxi service
  • Various Hotel Shuttle services
  • Various Limousine Service Providers

Food and Beverage Services:

  • Pre Security:
    • Tim Horton’s
    • Crossroads Grille
  • Post Security:
    • Temporary food/beverage service including full bar service.
  •     Unofficial Annual Passenger traffic:
1995 598,736 1996 682,895 1997 795,850 1998 822,003
1999 814,067 2000 801,079 2001 809,871 2002 765,727
2003 760,854 2004 803,541 2005 902,129 2006 953,342
2007 1,035,660 2008 1,135,113 2009 1,157,393 2010 1,215,923
2011 1,246,405 2012







1,326,838







2013







1,389,875



















Annual Aircraft Movements

1995 86,030 1996 91,258 1997 107,190 1998 110,205
1999 101,718 2000 98,143 2001 96,131 2002 88,795
2003 76,692 2004 77,185 2005 82,677 2006 87,674
2007 99,378 2008 105,407 2009 93,413 2010 90,762
2011 89,904 2012







89,840







2013







92,913























International courier services include:

  • Purolator
  • Fedex
  • UPS
  • DHL International
  • Mayne Logistics Loomis
  • Priority Courier

*Scheduled air freight services through Air Canada, WestJet (ELS Marketing), Pronto Airways, Transwest Air

Pilot Services & Facilities

  • Fixed Base Operators providing business and itinerant aircraft refueling, temporary parking and executive passenger lounges, deplaning and enplaning.
    • KREOS
    • Shell Aerocentre
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services
    • Aircraft Category 6 (aircraft length between 28 and 39 metres long, max. 5 metres wide)
    • Core hours 6:30am to 12:00am, seasonally adjusted to accommodate schedule
  • Two runways (09/27, 15/33) with ILS, BC, VOR and NDB approach aids.
  • Runways, terminal apron and taxiways Pavement Load Rating of 11 general aviation taxiways and aprons PLR of 8
  • State of the art Nav Canada Air Traffic Control Tower and Flight Service Station opened in 2001. Tower hours of operation are 6:00am to 10:45pm in the summer and 6:45am to 10:45pm in the winter.
  • Flight training schools (SIAST, Millennium Avition and Mitchinson Flying Service)
  • Contract support services including:
    • Customer service for domestic and international flights
    • Flight kitchen
    • Ground support services
    • Transient maintenance support
    • Refueling services
  • Local charter carriers servicing remote destinations in northern Canada