General Aviation

Our Airfield

Our airfield consists of 2 asphalt runways, Runway 06/24 (7070’x200’) is equipped with an Instrument Landing System. Runway 18/36 is 6000’ by 150’.

Radio Communication

The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport’s Mandatory Frequency is Charlottetown 122.0

Private & Charter Aircraft

The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport offers full services for private aircraft. On our large general aviation apron, you will find embedded tie downs (owners to bring tie down straps, limited number available at the Commissionaires desk if needed).


  • Self-serve pay-at-the-pump 100LL aviation fuel on General Aviation Apron, credit card is accepted at the pump.
  • Jet fuel service provided by ASIG and can be reached by phone at 902-564-8101 or 902-565-7314.

Ground Handling Service

Ground handling service provided by Airconsol Aviation Services and can be reached by phone at 902-565-7313 or 902-567-0872

Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) Services

ARFF service is provided for aircraft category 5, 6 and 7 with 20 or more passengers between the hours of 5:00am and 1:00am. ARFF service after hours 1:00am – 5:00am, 2 hours prior notice required; fees apply.

Canada Border Services (Customs) – YQY Port of Entry into Canada

  • The JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport (YQY) is a Port of Entry into Canada.
  • Normal custom services are available at no charge from: Monday to Friday - 0800 - 1700 local time, Saturday  & Sunday - 0800 - 1600 local time. Cost recovery outside normal hours and on Holidays. After-hours cost depends on number of officers, day of the week, etc.
  • The Canada Border Services Agency Office (CBSA - Customs) at the airport is staffed as required. Call CANPASS to let them know you are coming 1-888-226-7277. The Sydney Airport has an account with CBSA and will invoice customers for after-hours border services so you do not have to set up an account with CBSA.
  • The Sydney Airport CBSA can accommodate up to 200 passengers with staged offloads (44 passengers disembark at a time).
  • Sydney is a CANPASS Airport. CANPASS is a Private Aircraft Program whereby private or charter aircraft that are registered with CANPASS can land at an airport of entry any time the site is open, regardless of the hours of operation of the local CBSA office.
  • The 1-888-CANPASS (1-888-226-7277) toll-free line is only available in Canada and the United States.
  • If a flight originates from a country outside Canada or the United States, the 1-888 number is not available and the pilot must call the TRC directly (long-distance charges may apply).
TRC for All of Canada, Hamilton, ON, Telephone: 905-679-2073 Fax: 905-679-6877
  • CANPASS Link -

Other Services

  • Aircraft crew room available. Comfy sofas, satellite tv, computer, internet access – no charge
  • Food Service: Chef Todd’s Catering and Deli – Eat-in or Take-out. Phone 902-562-8633

UAV, Drone Safety Rules: 

Recreational drone operators must mark their drone with their contact information, and may not fly higher than 90 metres; within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles or people; or within 9 kilometres of the centre of any airport, heliport, aerodrome or water aerodrome where aircraft take off and land.

Any recreational operator who fails to comply with the new flying restrictions and conditions could be subject to fines of up to $3,000. For more information, visit