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Alert Airport

Airport information
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorDND/1CdnAirDiv Alert AMO Ottawa
LocationAlert, Nunavut
Elevation31 m (100 ft)

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Alert Airport is the world's northernmost permanent airport, located at Alert, Nunavut, Canada, approximately 830 km (515.7 mi) south of the true North Pole. It is operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence and is part of Canadian Forces Station Alert.

CFS Alert is supplied by military aircraft only; the airfield is required for transport of personnel and provisions 12 months of the year. The facility is also used as an emergency source of fuel for allied military aircraft low on fuel flying in the region. There have been 2 crashes involving fatalities at the airfield since it was established.

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