Greater Moncton International Airport (French: Aéroport international du Grand Moncton) or Moncton/Greater Moncton International Airport (IATA: YQM, ICAO: CYQM) is located in the city of Dieppe 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east northeast of downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
The GMIA has experienced rapid growth. Between 1997 and 2011 passenger traffic increased over 140% to the current figure of 579,329. The airport handled 23,035 metric tons (25,392 short tons) of cargo in 2011. Aircraft movements have gone down in the last two years, from a height of 158,456 movements in 2009 to 79,026 in 2011, mostly due to a slowdown of activities at the Moncton Flight College. It is currently the 23rd busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements.
The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle aircraft with up to 225 passengers. Nevertheless planes as large as the 580 passenger Boeing 747 have been handled.
GMIA is home to the Moncton Flight College, the largest flight college in Canada.
Read more about Greater Moncton International Airport: History
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