London Ontario Airport
(YXU)

Use the London Ontario Airport for its small-airport convenience. Enjoy international flights from Southwestern Ontario. Learn which airlines serve the London International Airport, transportation to and from the airport, airport amenities, etc.

The London International Airport is becoming one of the busiest smaller airports in Ontario. It ranks 12th in busiest passenger airports in Canada.

Many airlines fly out of here. They include:

Air Canada
Delta
Airtransat
Sunquest
Westjet
United
Sunwing

You can reach the following North American destinations:

Chicago
Toronto
Calgary
Detroit
Winnipeg

"Sun" destinations include:

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. Cancun/RivieraMaya

History of London Ontario Airport

The London International Airport's history goes back to the 1920s, and it played a vital role in WWII as a Royal Canadian Air Force base. An information display inside and a T-33 a Silver Star Aircraft at the airport's entrance honours this history -- a real treat for kids and aviation fans of all ages.

Recently the airport has been expanding. In 2010 they spent $6.5 million on expansion and improvements and they haven't stopped. More passenger seating is being added to the departure lounge and new food and beverage areas are coming.

Location

The Airport is located on Oxford Street just off Highway 401. That's about 11 km from downtown London Ontario.

London is close to many popular Ontario cities, such as Kitchener in the Region of Waterloo, Woodstock, Chatham, Port Stanley, Stratford and Sarnia. It's about 181 km from Toronto (or a 2 hour drive).

Transportation to the Airport

You can drive your own vehicle, rent a car, or hire a taxi or limo. However, the cheapest route is via the local city transit system; for more information, check the city bus website at http://www.ltconline.ca.

The car rental agencies at the airport include Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and National.

Hotels near the Airport

There are no hotels right at the airport, but there are several hotels in downtown London, which is only a short drive (about 11 km or 6 miles) away.

Airport Amenities

Feel like eating before your flight? You'll find three eateries, including a Tim Hortons coffee shop. There's also a small variety store selling snacks and last-minute travel needs.

For more information

For more information about the London International Airport see their web site at http://www.londonairport.on.ca

Related pages

Looking for other other airports in Ontario? Try these:

Hamilton International Airport

Toronto International Airport


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