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Prince George Airport ranks near bottom of list of Canadian airports

Lack of nearby hotel accommodations drops XYS score to 22nd out of 25 city terminals surveyed
Prince George Airport YXS
The Prince George Airport will be getting $1.7 million and $1.4 million in federal funding.

Prince George Airport (YXS) ranks near the bottom in a CasinosHunter survey of the best and worst airports in Canada.

Prince George is listed 22nd out of 25 on the list – the fourth-worst ranking – because it has no hotel accommodations within a three-kilometre radius of the passenger terminal.

Twenty-five operating airports in the country were included in the survey.

YXS scored 27.92 out of 100.

Airport rankings are based six factors which include:

- Number of outbound direct flight destinations;

-Number of lounges;

- Number of dining facilities;

- On-site car rental companies;

- Hotels within a three-km radius;

- Number of operating airlines served.

Prince George Airport operates with six airlines and travelers have their choice of three dining facilities. It provides travel to eight destinations and has three car rental companies that operate at the terminal.

Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker International Airport - YXE topped the ranking list with a score of 72.11. It serves 930,000 passengers annually going to 24 destinations and they have their choice of 15 hotels within that three km radius. Saskatoon has one lounge and five dining facilities.

Rounding out the top-five were: 2. Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport-YQB (69.20); 3. St. John’s International Airport-YYT (60.96); 4. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport-YOW (52.99); 5. Thunder Bay International Airport-YQT (52.48).

Saint John, N.B. had the worst score 22.08, with no airport lounge available and only one dining facility. The terminal (YSJ) operates with two airlines and flies to three destinations, with three hotels within the three-km radius and five on-site rental car agencies.

Fredericton, N.B. was 23rd on the list (25.79) and Regina International was 24th (22.36).

Among other B.C. airports included in the survey, Vancouver International (YVR)  is eighth overall (51.08), Victoria International (YYJ) is 16th (35.76), and Kelowna International (YLW) is 20th (29.10).