New Brunswick — Airports
Greater Moncton International Airport
The busiest of New Brunswick’s three international airports is home to Canada’s largest aviation training center, Moncton Flight College. Becoming a large hub for Canadian travelers, the airport saw a 140 percent increase in passengers between 1997 and 2011, with a throughput of over 579,000. Just months after the terminal’s revamp was completed in May 2001, it welcomed more than 2,000 passengers aboard a dozen diverted flights after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Each winter, the airport offers seasonal flights to Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic alongside its year-round flight service to Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Newark, New Jersey. In addition to an ATM, a Relay outlet, and a destination lounge where passengers can mingle, the airport also features a St. Thomas Seafood outlet that offers lobster, seafood, and traps to visitors before they head home.
Although Moncton’s Codiac Transit city buses do not stop at the New Brunswick airport, the inter-city Acadian Bus Lines will make drop you off upon prior notice. The Holiday Inn Express Airport Dieppe and Ramada Plaza Crystal Hotel both provide their guests with free airport shuttle services. The airport has free and direct telephone lines to both Air Cab and White Cab Company taxis, although vehicles from both also stand ready and waiting outside the terminal. Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National all offer car rental within the airport’s main level.
Fredericton International Airport
The airport serving New Brunswick’s provincial capital earned its international status in 2007, although the only overseas destinations Fredericton International Airport currently offer are seasonal Air Transat flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Sunwing Airlines flights to Varadero, Cuba each winter. Air Canada Express offers domestic direct flights to Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, and Montréal throughout the year. One of the airport’s two runways is the longest in New Brunswick. And the Chef Group operates the airport’s concession kiosk, restaurant, and gift shop.
Although Checker Cab is Fredericton International Airport’s primary taxi provider, passengers can make advance arrangements with four other taxi companies prior to their flights. Car rental is available from Hertz, Budget, Avis, and National.