Edmonton International Airport (IATA: YEG, ICAO: CYEG) is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton region of the Canadian
province of Alberta. It is a hub facility for Northern Alberta and Northern Canada, providing regularly scheduled nonstop flights to over fifty communities
in Canada, the United States, Latin America and Europe. It served 6,983,229 passengers in 2013.
Edmonton International Airport is located within the Edmonton Capital Region, close to the towns of Devon and Beaumont,
the city of Leduc, and adjacent to the Nisku industrial park. It is immediately west of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway,
south of Highway 19, and 1.6 km (1 mile) north of Highway 39. Within this immediate radius of the terminal there are
many full-service hotels and offsite parking lots complete with terminal shuttle service to offer a full range of
services to the travelling public.
Edmonton International Airport is one of eight Canadian airports that has US Border Pre-clearance facilities, where
travellers clear US Customs at the airport prior to boarding flights bound for any airport in the United States.
As of 2014, the new expansion has come online nearly doubling the size of the airport's departure area. A new international arrivals
area staffed by Canada Customs is now fully operational as well. The airport is one of WestJet's largest focus cities: the airline flies to 27
destinations with 46 daily departures, non-stop, from Edmonton. WestJet is the largest carrier at Edmonton International Airport, holding more than 50%
of the market share. Edmonton is also a focus city for flag carrier Air Canada and Air Canada Express.
An eight-storey, 213-room Renaissance hotel, which opened in Spring 2014, is located adjacent to the north terminal.