John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

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John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport or Hamilton International, , is an international airport in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is named for John C. Munro, a Hamilton Member of Parliament and cabinet minister.

The airport is designed for use by large airplanes on overseas flights, and includes a asphalt runway with centreline lighting for low-visibility operations, as well as a smaller asphalt runway. In late 2007, Trade Port Co. and Citi Corp. bought land from the city of Hamilton to expand runway 06/24 to . This is expected to happen sometime between 2015 and 2019. It serves as an alternate and reliever for nearby Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airport is situated 40 mi (65 km) from downtown Toronto and southwest of Hamilton.

In 2000 WestJet expanded to Canada's eastern region, choosing Hamilton as the airline's eastern region hub, and flying to destinations from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia. In April 2004, seeking to compete with Air Canada for business travelers, WestJet moved its eastern hub from Hamilton to Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga. While Hamilton retained flights to many destinations, all of the service between Hamilton and Montreal and Ottawa was moved to Toronto. In the wake of the WestJet pullout, CanJet began service to Hamilton in 2003. Then in the spring of 2005, two weeks after Air Canada Jazz announced...
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