Owned by the City, operated by Scottsdale Aviation, staffed by Canada Border Services Agency, regulated by Transport Canada.

Commercial services

Scottsdale Aviation was granted the right to operate at the airport, provide fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking

Air Canada is the sole airline providing service (2 to 3 flights per day)

General Aviation

Huron Flight Centre – flight training services since 1975 and airplane rentals

Recent Developments

Air Canada increased size of planes to 37 seats from 18-seaters and reduced the number of flights

The security and pre-boarding areas were expanded to accommodate the larger planes ($17,000 investment by the City)

The City of Sarnia joined SOAN (Southern Ontario Airport Network) to cooperate on marketing, operations and planning

$20,000 worth of seating upgrades in lobby

Economic Impact Study to be completed in June 2019

$583,000 announced for improvements to the Commercial Area through Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) funding


1938 – The airfield was developed

1950s – The airport was built

1958 – First scheduled flight

1997 – Named after Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Official Plan

The airport is a unique major transportation asset that shall be protected and improved. It shall be protected from incompatible development.

Permitted uses are limited to airport functions, including terminals and facilities, and supportive uses such as flying schools, freight and aircraft manufacturing.

Development shall be light industrial and have no negative impacts on the airport’s long term function and may require Transport Canada approval. Residential development is prohibited above the 30 NEF contour. Height restrictions also apply.

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