Bathurst Regional Airport (New Brunswick), or Aéroport régional de Bathurst, is a Canadian public airport serving the city of Bathurst. It is located in Sainte-Anne, 5.6 km west northwest of Bathurst. The airport resides at an elevation of 193 ft (59 m) above mean sea level. It is managed by the Northern New Brunswick Airport Authority (NNBAA). It has a runway designated 10/28, with an asphalt surface and measuring 4,500 ft x 100 ft (1,371.5 m x 30.5 m). The airport aims to provide quick access to the major destinations across Canada from Bathurst. In 2011-2012, the Airport Authority undertook 3 major projects: expansion of the parking lot, the Environmental Impact Assesesment (EIA), and the design and implementation of RNAV (GPS) LPV Instrument Approach Procedures at the Airport.
Bathurst is the county seat for Gloucester County, New Brunswick. It has a land area of 91.86 km2, with the lowest elevation at 0 m (0 ft) and the highest elevation at 62 m (203 ft). Prior to European settlement, it had been the location of the annual Mi'kmaq summer coastal community of Nepisiguit. It was in the 17th century when early settlers from France came into the area and turned it into a part of the colony of Acadia. English and Scottish settlers followed after the Seven Years' War, specifically during the latter 18th century to the 20th century. Its current name was given by the Governor, Sir Howard Douglas (1823–1831), in honour of Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762–1834), Secretary of State for the Colonies of the British government. Today, Bathurst's main attractions include La Promenade Waterfront, where there is a visitor information centre, outdoor pavilion, and many shops and boutiques; Youghall Beach Park offers swimming, volleyball, and windsurfing activities; and the week-long festival Bathurst Hospitality Days, with four nights of concerts and plenty of activities for the young and old.
Services and Facilities
Bathurst Regional Airport operates scheduled services to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montréal, Bonaventure Airport in Bonaventure, Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport in the Magdalen Islands, Mont-Joli Airport in Mont-Joli, Montréal–Mirabel International Airport in Mirabel, Sept-Îles Airport in Sept-Îles, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City, Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport in Saint-Hubert, and Wabush Airport in Wabush. The airlines that serve Bathurst Regional Airport include Air Canada Express, Air Inuit, Air Liaison, Evas Air, Provincial Airlines, and Pascan Aviation. Aside from passenger service, Bathurst Regional Airport also provides cargo service, courtesy of the national carrier Air Canada Jazz.
For guests with private vehicles, the airport offers short- and long-term parking near the terminal. For those in need of rental vehicles, there are car rental agencies with desks stationed at the airport.