John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (IATA: YHM, ICAO: CYHM) is an airport of entry in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The airport is part of the neighbourhood of Mount Hope, 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) southwest of Downtown Hamilton and 64 km (40 mi) southwest of Toronto. The airport serves the city of Hamilton and adjacent areas of Southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area. It is considered as a reliever for Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The airport opened in 1940 as Mount Hope Airport, which was primarily a Royal Canadian Air Force base, the history of which is reflected at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum located next to the airport. The end of World War II saw the closure of the base, and its conversion to civil use attracted regional and international passenger services with connections to major Canadian cities and seasonal destinations in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. Regular services to the United States declined as nearby Buffalo Niagara International Airport gained popularity for cross-border travellers in the region, but Hamilton remained an important base for a number of domestic low-cost carriers.
Hamilton is designed for use by large airplanes on overseas flights, and includes a 10,006 ft × 200 ft (3,050 m × 61 m) asphalt runway with centreline lighting for low-visibility operations, and a smaller 6,010 ft × 150 ft (1,832 m × 46 m) asphalt runway. Although no longer designated an international airport by Transport Canada, it is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and can handle aircraft with up to 220 passengers or 400 if in stages. As Canada's fourth largest cargo airport (after Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver and Montréal–Trudeau) and Canada's "largest overnight express cargo airport," Hamilton handles large cargo operations with aircraft such as the Boeing 747 or Antonov An-124.

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