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Yellowknife Airport

Yellowknife Airport
Polar bear and seal sculpture, in airport lobby
Airport information
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorGovernment of the Northwest Territories
LocationYellowknife, Northwest Territories
HubAir Tindi
Arctic Sunwest Charters
Canadian North
First Air
Northwestern Air
Elevation206 m (675 ft)
Aircraft movements53463

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Yellowknife Airport is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The airport is part of the National Airports System, and is operated by the government of the Northwest Territories. The airport has regular scheduled passenger service, and is also used as a forward operating base for the CF-18 Hornet. Yellowknife Airport is the busiest airport in northern Canada. The Canadian Forces' CC-138 Twin Otter transport and utility aircraft are permanently based here, as 440 Squadron of 17 Wing Winnipeg.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.

Yellowknife's air terminal has undergone recent expansion to its departure check in hall during the early part of 2008. The expansion has doubled the size of the terminal.

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