Being the fifth busiest airport in Canada, Edmonton International Airport is served by some of the best domestic airline companies. The Canadian flag carrier Air Canada is the only airline to provide direct trips outside of North America. Air Canada offers year round trips to London Heathrow Airport, the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Of course, Canada’s flag carrier connects the city of Edmonton to some of the country’s other major airports including Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport, Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.
The Air Canada Express brand links Edmonton to other large cities in Canada such as Calgary and Winnipeg. The rest of the domestic service offered by Air Canada Express is to smaller regional airports such as in Regina, Saskatoon, and Yellowknife. All of the Air Canada aircraft is stationed near the South Terminal at Edmonton International Airport.
The busy Canadian charter airline Air Transat provides direct flights between Edmonton International Airport and popular resort destinations in the Caribbean and Central America. In fact, this airline operates only seasonal flights and does not offer any routes that run all year long. Air Transat invites tourists to Mexico’s popular resort destinations such as Cancun, Huatulco, and Puerto Vallarta. This Canadian charter carrier also takes its customers to the Caribbean beaches in Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Offering trips to London Gatwick Airport, Air Transat is the only company besides Air Canada to offer non-stop flights to Europe. You can find the fleet of Air Transat Airbus jets waiting near the North Terminal building at Edmonton International Airport.
The city of Edmonton is also served by several other modest size airlines based in Canada. The list of these domestic carriers includes Air North, Canadian North, Central Mountain Air, First Air, and Northwestern Air. These airline companies offer trips to remote parts of Canada such as in Fort McMurray, Rainbow Lake, Whitehorse, and Yellowknife.
Offering a schedule featuring more than 20 destinations, the busiest airline at Edmonton International Airport is WestJet. Canada’s largest low cost carrier connects Edmonton to major domestic destinations including Calgary, Hamilton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. WestJet also operates busy routes between Edmonton and large U.S. cities such as Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. The Canadian low cost airline operates in both terminals at Edmonton International Airport.
U.S. passengers can count on US Airways and United Airlines to fly between Edmonton and major U.S. cities such as Chicago, Denver, Houston, and Phoenix. Both American companies operate in the South Terminal at Edmonton International Airport.