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Kimmirut Airport

Kimmirut Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment of Nunavut
Elevation52 m (169 ft)
Aircraft movements634

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Kimmirut Airport is located at Kimmirut, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the Government of Nunavut. Unlike most airports in Nunavut, it uses magnetic headings for the runway rather than true headings.

At 1899 ft (578.8 m) the Kimmirut airstrip is the shortest in Nunavut. Formerly Arctic Bay Airport at 1500 ft (457.2 m) was the shortest, but in 2010 the runway was extended to 3935 ft (1199.4 m).

The Grise Fiord airstrip is just slightly longer than Kimmirut at 1988 ft (605.9 m). The length of the runway and challenging terrain at both Kimmirut and Grise Fiord limit the type of aircraft that can service those communities. Currently, both are served by airlines operating Twin Otter aircraft.

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