Pre-flight Check


When preparing for your flight, we recommend that you give yourself time to pack properly and to ensure that you have the required documentation for your flight. Your airline should provide you with information on when your flight will be boarding, as well as the recommended time for you to arrive before to check-in. In many cases, you may be able to check-in early, if you have access to the Internet. This can save you time, especially if you do not need to check luggage.

In regard to luggage, there are certain limitations on what can be placed in your carry-on, and these can depend on the airline you are travelling with as well as the items prohibited by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). For more information, please see our Luggage section.


For any flight, we recommend that you leave for the airport with plenty of time before your scheduled boarding. At Gander International Airport, we suggest arriving no later than one hour before departure for a domestic flight and two hours before an international departure. We also recommend that you check with your airline to confirm their regulations regarding check-in time.

Depending on where you are coming from, Gander International Airport is easily accessed from the Trans Canada Highway. For information on travel from your expected location, please see our Directions section. As well, there are a number of rental agencies, taxis, and a provincial bus services that provide transportation to the airport.

Finally, depending on how you arrive to the airport, we offer a large amount of parking spaces both short and long-term. For more information, please see our Parking section.


Once you have arrived and checked any luggage, we offer a number of services that you can enjoy prior to or after you go through the screening process. From food to a postal service, we hope to provide you with everything you need before you take flight.