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Medicine Hat Regional Airport

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The Medicine Hat Regional Airport (YXH) provides regional transportation services in a cost effective manner, serving the air transportation needs of Medicine Hat and the surrounding area. It operates as stimulus for economic, recreational, and social activities; hosting a number of different flight services and adding to the accessibility of our area.

Location
1-49 Viscount Ave SW
Medicine Hat, AB
T1A 5G4
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Airport Administration
8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)
Office: 403.502.8558
Fax: 403.528.4629 
Email: airport@medicinehat.ca

Medicine Hat Regional Airport History
The Medicine Hat Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Medicine Hat. The Airport initially opened in 1912 as a dirt strip, until 1941 when the Department of National Defence assumed the operations as a British Commonwealth Air Training Base. 

The # 34 Service Flying Training School, as it was known, provided advanced training for pilots, including fighter and multi-engine training to over 3000 airmen from 1941 to 1945. In 1947, the Department of National Defence transferred ownership of the airport to the City of Medicine Hat. The airport continues to be owned by the City of Medicine Hat and operated by the Municipal Works Department, Airport Section.

In the early 1960s, the primary runway was relocated, strengthened, and lengthened. A larger combined Air Terminal Building/Flight Service Station was built in 1980. Over the years, the Airport has completed various electrical, pavement surface, infrastructure and terminal improvements primarily with funding from the Federal Airports Capital Assistance Program.

Future Planning
The Airport Area Structure Plan is a policy guidance document bylaw adopted by City Council on July 5, 2011, to provide a framework for future developments in the vicinity of the airport while recognizing synergies between land uses and the Medicine Hat Regional Airport. To view the Airport Area Structure Plan, please click below.

Careers
All employment opportunities with the Medicine Hat Regional Airport authority are posted on City of Medicine Hat’s website. Please visit the site for current employment openings.

For a variety of positions with other aviation-related businesses at the airport including Pilots, Flight Service Station Specialists, Airline, Security, Ground Handling Services, Aircraft Maintenance and more, please contact the companies directly.