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 over 6.6 million passengers in 2012
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 late 2012, much of 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.
Construction of an eight-storey, 210-room Renaissance hotel adjacent to the north terminal began in the summer of 2011 and is expected to open in 2013.