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YYR Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: YYR / CYYR
Airport Names:
  1. CFB Goose Bay
  2. Goose Bay Airport
Location: Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada
GPS Coordinates: 53°19'9"N by 60°25'32"W
Operator/Owner: Government of Canada
Airport Type: Military/Public
Elevation: 160 feet (49 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about CFB Goose Bay (YYR):

  • Because of CFB Goose Bay's relatively low elevation of 160 feet, planes can take off or land at CFB Goose Bay at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • On 11 September 2001, CFB Goose Bay hosted seven trans-Atlantic commercial airliners which were diverted to land as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon, following the closure of North American airspace as a result of terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
  • The furthest airport from CFB Goose Bay (YYR) is Albany Airport (ALH), which is located 11,164 miles (17,967 kilometers) away in Albany, Western Australia, Australia.
  • The closest airport to CFB Goose Bay (YYR) is Rigolet Airport (YRG), which is located 100 miles (161 kilometers) NE of YYR.
  • The story of the base’s founding was evocatively told in a wartime Canadian book by William G.
  • In 1988, the Pinetree Line radar site at CFB Goose Bay was closed.
  • CFB Goose Bay (YYR) has 2 runways.
  • While the flat and relatively weather-favored area around North West River had for years been under consideration for an airport for the anticipated North Atlantic air routes, it was not until Eric Fry of the Dominion Geodetic Survey investigated the area on 1 July 1941 that the Goose Bay location was selected.
  • In addition to being known as "CFB Goose Bay", another name for YYR is "Goose Bay Airport".

Map of Nearest Airports from CFB Goose Bay:

List of Nearest Airports from CFB Goose Bay:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1100.00 miles (160.94 km) NERigolet Airport (YRG)Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Rigolet Airport on a map Set YRG as destination Airport Get more information about Rigolet Airport
2112.95 miles (181.78 km) NNEPostville Airport (YSO)Postville, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Postville Airport on a map Set YSO as destination Airport Get more information about Postville Airport
3131.37 miles (211.42 km) NNEMakkovik Airport (YMN)Makkovik, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Makkovik Airport on a map Set YMN as destination Airport Get more information about Makkovik Airport
4141.30 miles (227.40 km) ENECartwright Airport (YRF)Cartwright, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Cartwright Airport on a map Set YRF as destination Airport Get more information about Cartwright Airport
5147.36 miles (237.16 km) NHopedale Airport (YHO)Hopedale, Labrador, CanadaView Hopedale Airport on a map Set YHO as destination Airport Get more information about Hopedale Airport
6152.37 miles (245.21 km) WChurchill Falls Airport (ZUM)Churchill Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Churchill Falls Airport on a map Set ZUM as destination Airport Get more information about Churchill Falls Airport
7163.80 miles (263.61 km) SSESaint-Augustin Airport (YIF)Saint-Augustin, Quebec, CanadaView Saint-Augustin Airport on a map Set YIF as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Augustin Airport
8180.90 miles (291.13 km) ESEPort Hope Simpson Airport (YHA)Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Port Hope Simpson Airport on a map Set YHA as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hope Simpson Airport
9182.62 miles (293.89 km) SSELa Tabatière Airport (ZLT)La Tabatière, Quebec, CanadaView La Tabatière Airport on a map Set ZLT as destination Airport Get more information about La Tabatière Airport
10183.18 miles (294.80 km) ECharlottetown Airport (YHG)Charlottetown, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Charlottetown Airport on a map Set YHG as destination Airport Get more information about Charlottetown Airport
11188.03 miles (302.60 km) SSETête-à-la-Baleine Airport (ZTB)Tête-à-la-Baleine, Quebec, CanadaView Tête-à-la-Baleine Airport on a map Set ZTB as destination Airport Get more information about Tête-à-la-Baleine Airport
12188.36 miles (303.14 km) SELourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport (YBX)Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, CanadaView Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport on a map Set YBX as destination Airport Get more information about Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport
13191.35 miles (307.95 km) EBlack Tickle Airport (YBI)Black Tickle, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Black Tickle Airport on a map Set YBI as destination Airport Get more information about Black Tickle Airport
14199.79 miles (321.52 km) SChevery Airport (YHR)Chevery, Quebec, CanadaView Chevery Airport on a map Set YHR as destination Airport Get more information about Chevery Airport
15200.04 miles (321.94 km) ESEWilliams Harbour Airport (YWM)Williams Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Williams Harbour Airport on a map Set YWM as destination Airport Get more information about Williams Harbour Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from CFB Goose Bay:

List of Furthest Airports from CFB Goose Bay:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,164.24 miles (17,967.05 km) SAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
211,109.60 miles (17,879.12 km) SManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
311,079.24 miles (17,830.26 km) SMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
411,077.92 miles (17,828.14 km) SKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
511,075.67 miles (17,824.51 km) SEsperance Airport (EPR)Esperance, AustraliaView Esperance Airport on a map Set EPR as destination Airport Get more information about Esperance Airport
611,064.91 miles (17,807.21 km) SBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
711,045.67 miles (17,776.24 km) SBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
810,971.73 miles (17,657.24 km) WSWSmithton Airport (SIO)Smithton, Tasmania, AustraliaView Smithton Airport on a map Set SIO as destination Airport Get more information about Smithton Airport
910,971.40 miles (17,656.71 km) WSWHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport
1010,969.67 miles (17,653.93 km) SWPortland Airport (PTJ)Portland, Victoria, AustraliaView Portland Airport on a map Set PTJ as destination Airport Get more information about Portland Airport
1110,968.25 miles (17,651.64 km) WSWKing Island Airport (KNS)Currie, Tasmania, AustraliaView King Island Airport on a map Set KNS as destination Airport Get more information about King Island Airport
1210,960.70 miles (17,639.50 km) SWMount Gambier Airport (MGB)Mount Gambier, AustraliaView Mount Gambier Airport on a map Set MGB as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Gambier Airport
1310,959.07 miles (17,636.87 km) SJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1410,955.42 miles (17,631.00 km) WSWBurnie Airport (BWT)Burnie, Tasmania, AustraliaView Burnie Airport on a map Set BWT as destination Airport Get more information about Burnie Airport
1510,950.63 miles (17,623.29 km) SRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport