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Goose Bay Airport | YYR

Search for flights to this Canadian airport by inputting 'YYR' into the search bar above. Continue reading to explore facts and information about this airport.

About Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay Airport

Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay, also known as CFB Goose Bay, is an airport owned by the Canadian Government and operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Although the airport is operated by the Air Forces, it also operates civilian operations, where it is primarily known as simply Goose Bay Airport.

The airport was adapted in 2012 to accommodate civilian use, with a new terminal being built. The airports IATA code is YYR.

The airport is often used by airlines as an unplanned fuel stop, especially by transatlantic flights who have experienced strong jet streams.

Air Labrador used to be a tenant of the airport, flying to remote destinations in Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec before it ceased operations in 2017. Upon ceasing operations, it merged with Innu Mikun Airlines as Air Borealis, which still operate flights to this airport.

Goose Bay Airport Location

Goose Bay Airport is located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, in Newfoundland and Labrador. See its location on the map below:


The facilities for civilian passengers are limited at this airport, as the civilian use only makes up a very small part of the main airport usage.

Facilities Include:

Shops and retail area

Gift shop


Donut shop

Lounges Include:

There are currently no lounges at this airport for civilian use.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
08/26 3,368 11,051 Concrete with asphalt overlay
16/34 2,920 9,580 Concrete with asphalt overlay
14/32 1,600 5,200 Gravel
09/27 460 1,500 Gravel


Civilian Passenger Terminal

There is only the one terminal at this airport which is used by civilians. This is fairly small, and is located on Zweibrucken Cresent. There are a few places to eat, and a few places to purchase goods such as the retail space and gift shop.

Airlines that fly to Goose Bay Airport

Air Borealis

This airline flies from Goose Bay to Hopdeadle, Makkovik, Nain, Natuashish and Postville.

Air Canada Express

Air Canada Express regularly fly from Goose Bay to Deer Lake, Gander, Halifax, St. John's and Wabush.

CHC Helicopter

This airline operates charter flights, with no regular destinations or scheduled flights.

Cougar Helicopter

Cougar Helicopters operate charter flights, so there are no regular flights to destinations.

PAL Airlines

PAL flies to Blanc-Sablon, Churchill Falls, Deer Lake, St. John's and Wabush from this airport.

Universal Helicopters

This helicopter carrier is another which operates only charter flights, meaning there are no regular or scheduled flights.

How to get to Goose Bay Airport

By Road

You can access the airport via the NL-500 (Trans-Labrador Highway) and follow signs through Happy Valley to the airport.

By Rental Car

You can hire a car at the airport from companies such as National, Budget or Avis.