Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
Quoting Simairlinenet (Thread starter): Why doesn't Bathurst (ZBF) not follow the typical tradition of Canadian airports having their airport codes start with a Y?
Lots of other airports in Canada don't start with a Y and have scheduled air service, it's just that they're all located in small places, like Bathurst. Actually Bathurst is probably the biggest 'small place' with a sked airport not starting with a Y.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
Quoting CF105Arrow (Reply 1): I think because originally it was a water based facility. In the early days water ports started with Z.
Although what must be one of the busiest water-based "airports" in Canada, Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver, with frequent floatplane operations, some scheduled, has a code that doesn't begin with either Y or Z. It's CXH.