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YQY Welcomes New Restaurant

The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport has landed a new restaurant in its terminal with the addition of Runway Pub and Grocery.

Dedicated to serving the needs of passengers at YQY, Runway Pub and Grocery provides a variety of delicious options that can be enjoyed in their restaurant space or can be packed for travel. Their current hours are Monday through Friday from 12 PM to 6 PM.

In addition to delicious food choices, Runway Pub and Grocery also offers a selection of specialty cheeses and other products designed and produced by local artisans including Cape Breton Beard Factory, Margaree Valley Maple, A1 Cape Breton Sausage, and Canapa Candle, and Skye Glen Creamery among others.

“Our airport restaurant is vital to not only our passengers but our community. From families to local businesses even to aviation enthusiasts, the restaurant serves as a point of connection. In response to our passenger's needs, Runway Pub and Grill has quickly and effectively differentiated itself to meet those needs and we are so happy to welcome them to our airport” said Myles Tuttle, CEO of the Sydney Airport Authority.  

Runway Pub and Grill serves as a sister store to the iconic Brook Village Grocery, located in Whycocomagh.

Masks are no longer required at JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, or onboard aircraft flying in Canada, however their use is recommended. 

This aligns with updated guidance from the Federal Government:

Masks will continue to be recommended by the Federal Government as a public health measure. We support those who want to continue to wear masks at our airport.

We are pleased to see the remaining COVID-19 Canadian border measures removed; passengers travelling outside of Canada should be aware of any requirements remaining at their destination:


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    It is important to arrive at the airport well in advance of your flight, so you have plenty of time to check in, drop off your bags and go through security screening.

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      To avoid delays at the airport, we encourage you to check in from 24 hours prior to departure using your airline app or online. If you prefer to check in at the airport, please arrive well before the check-in deadline, so that you are not bumped from your flight. 
    • Baggage drop-off
      Make sure to arrive well before the airline check-in counters close, as you cannot check bags once the deadlines have passed. Overweight baggage can take longer to check. 

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