Medicine Hat Airport, a domestic port of entry to the south-eastern region of Alberta, is one of the smallest airports in the region. It serves residents and travellers coming from Calgary International Airport, which makes it convenient to go out of the city to other locations in the world.
Landing here can be convenient due to the presence of two runways. Made of asphalt, the runways measure 5,000 feet and 2,820 feet, respectively, to accommodate small to medium-sized planes. It was also built on an elevation of 2,352 feet above sea level with white-green flashing lights for beacons.
This airport also has a rich history dating back to World War II. Flight training for the British Commonwealth pilots was done here in the early 1941 to late 1944. The exhibition and stampede grounds were also used as a Prisoner of War camp. This past is not as visible today, due to the exclusivity of the airport for commercial operations.
Services and Facilities
There are parking spaces available at the airport terminal for travellers with their own cars. Rates apply on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis, depending on the original arrangement. A lost and found counter can also be found in the terminal for those looking for lost items. A separate section for those with missing baggage was also established to make the search more convenient.