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TORONTO — A new data index by CasinosHunter reveals Canada’s best and worst airports for hassle-free travel.

The experts have compiled a study by taking all 25 operating airports across Canada and ranking each destination against six determining factors to receive a score out of 100. Rankings are based on six factors, including the number of outbound direct flight destinations, number of lounges, number of dining facilities, onsite car-rental companies, hotels within a two-mile radius and operating airlines. Lounges, dining facilities and hotels have been judged compared to how many yearly passengers go through each airport.

Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) is officially the best airport in Canada, scoring 72.11 out of 100. With approximately 930,000 passengers passing through every year, YXE airport has 24 destinations passengers can fly to and a total of 15 hotels within a two-mile radius.

Ranking the second-best airport is Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), scoring 69.20 out of 100. YQB has 12 operating airlines and 34 destinations on offer for its 1.1 million annual passengers. The airport also has eight dining facilities, seven onsite car-rental companies and 10 hotels within a two-mile radius.

St. John’s International Airport (YYT) ranks in third, achieving a score of 60.96 out of 100. It has two hotels within a two-mile radius. YYT also has nine dining facilities, operates with eight airlines, has one lounge and seven onsite car-rental companies.

Rounding out the top 10 best airports are Toronto Pearson International Airport, Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, and Greater Moncton International Airport.

Saint John Airport (YSJ) is ranked as the worst airport in the study, with no airport lounge available and only one dining facility. Scoring 22.08 out of 100, YSJ operates with two airlines and flies to three destinations. It has three hotels within a two-mile radius and five onsite car-rental companies.

Regina International Airport (YQR) is the second worst airport, scoring 22.36 out of 100. It has one lounge and travels to 17 destinations. YQR has four dining facilities and five hotels within a two-mile radius.

Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is the third worst airport, with no lounges available and one dining facility. The airport scored 25.79 out of 100, operates four airlines, flies to eight destinations and has five onsite car-rental companies. 

Rounding out the top ten worst airports are Victoria International Airport, Gander International Airport, Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, Charlottetown Airport, and Kelowna International Airport.


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