Accessible travel for all
Our goal is to provide a safe and accessible facility for all passengers and visitors welcomed inside the Red Deer Regional Airport. Discover accessible travel information for your next visit to the airport.
If you require any special assistance, please notify the air carrier directly or through your travel agent when making flight arrangements. For further questions and inquiries, please contact our airport administration office directly at 403.886.4388.
Click here for accessible transportation guides by the Canadian Transportation Agency.
Red Deer Regional Airport’s Charter Terminal entrance is located directly east of the parking lot. For departures, please use the doors at the northeast entrance. For arrivals and baggage claim, please access the southeast entrance of the building.
As Alberta’s Low Cost Airport, we are proud to offer free on site parking for passengers and guests. Powered stalls are available for an additional $10/day fee by calling our Administration Office at 403.886.4388
Several accessible parking spaces are located outside of the Charter Terminal doors, directly across from the curbside pickup and drop off area.
Red Deer Regional Airport is proud to be pet friendly! We encourage our passengers to travel safely with their pets by providing the amenities to do just that.
Pets are welcome to relieve themselves on any grassy area directly outside of the Charter Terminal. Please keep your pet on a leash at all times and be sure to clean up after them.
Curbside Pick Up
Curbside pickup and drop off areas are located directly outside the Charter Terminal departures (northeast) entrance. There are also several 2-hour parking spaces located in front of the Terminal building for easy access.
For guests who require special curbside assistance, please visit our Contact Page or call 403.886.4388. To request special assistance, please include the following information:
Nature of special needs assistance
Date of travel
Airline and flight number, or destination
Time of arrival at airport curbside
Phone and email address
Name of person arranging assistance (if applicable)
Vehicle description (make, model, colour)
Red Deer Regional Airport does its best to accommodate all passengers. We strongly recommend contacting your airline at least 48 hours prior to travel regarding your special needs to allow time for your requests to be fulfilled.
Always be sure to review your airline’s check-in, cut-off and boarding time requirements prior to arriving at the Airport.
Wheelchair & Mobility Assistance
All of our public facilities at YQF Airport are accessible by wheelchair. If you require wheelchair service within the Terminal and to the aircraft, you may arrange this through your airline agent upon arrival at the airport.
At the Screening Checkpoint
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is a Crown corporation responsible for securing specific elements of the air transportation system – from passenger and baggage screening to screening airport workers.
CATSA recognizes that travel can be challenging for passengers with special needs. For general information about planning your trip and what to do at the screening checkpoint, please click here.
If you are flying in or out of Red Deer Regional Airport, it is important to contact the airline you are travelling with beforehand to let them know that you require special assistance. Airline representatives will be able to provide information on the use of wheelchairs, passenger escort services, transportation within the airport, and support with the check-in and boarding process as well as arrival at your final destination.
While Red Deer Regional Airport does its best to accommodate all passengers, failure to pre-arrange assistance may result in a delay in service. We strongly suggest that you contact your airline at least 48 hours prior to travel regarding your special needs to allow time for your requests to be fulfilled. We also recommend that passengers review their airline’s check-in, cut-off and boarding time requirements prior to arriving at the airport. For more information, please click here.
Public washroom facilities are located in both pre and post-security areas for guests, including wheelchair accessible stalls and infant changing tables.
View the Canada Transport Agency’s Guide for Persons With Disabilities for additional information.