With passenger traffic continuing to break records, the Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA) is reminding travellers to arrive early for their flights, and head through security as soon as they’ve checked in.
For morning travellers, that prospect has become a little more attractive: the airside café kiosk is now opening Monday – Saturday at 4:15am and remaining open until noon.
Hungry passengers don’t need to worry about missing their flight you can grab a sandwich or variety of snacks and cold (non-alcoholic) beverages after you go through security. Most importantly, for the tired traveller the kiosk also offers coffee and tea.
Most airlines recommend that you arrive at the airport:
- 90 minutes prior to a flight headed to a Canadian destination,
- three hours prior to an international flight (including sun destinations), and
- two hours prior to a flight destined for the United States.
For early morning travellers, at the Fredericton International Airport:
- WestJet check-in counter opens at 3:30 am,
- Air Canada opens at 3:30am, and
- CATSA open the security screening line by 4:15am.
However, travellers should always check directly with their airlines to confirm check-in times and options – and plan to go through security as soon as they’ve checked in.
For passengers travelling in the afternoon and evening, a variety of food and beverage selections are available 24/7 in the vending machines, and Keurig coffee is available as well. There is no change machine airside, though, so we recommend you bring change with you … just don’t forget to take it out of your pocket when you go through security!
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The Fredericton International Airport serves 350,000 passengers annually and offers direct daily service to the major hubs of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, along with seasonal service to Cancun, Varadero, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, and Holguin. A major employer in the region, the airport employs 269 people on site. By 2030, the airport will contribute $41.5-million in GDP, generate 1,015 jobs in New Brunswick, and serve 500,000 passengers annually.