Churchill Airport

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Churchill Airport
WMO: 71913
Airport type Public
Operator Transport Canada
Location Churchill, Manitoba
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL 96 ft / 29 m
Coordinates 58°44′21″N 094°03′59″W / 58.73917°N 94.06639°W / 58.73917; -94.06639Coordinates: 58°44′21″N 094°03′59″W / 58.73917°N 94.06639°W / 58.73917; -94.06639
CYYQ is located in Manitoba
Location in Manitoba
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 4,000 1,219 Gravel
15/33 9,195 2,803 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 10,329

Churchill Airport (IATA: YYQICAO: CYYQ) is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) east southeast[1] of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

Churchill Airport serves the town of Churchill and the surrounding region. Although it is a small domestic airport, it handles a relatively high number of passengers throughout the year as it is a major destination for ecotourism and Arctic research. Churchill airport also serves as a transfer airport for passengers and cargo travelling between Winnipeg and remote communities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. With a 9,200 foot runway, the airport can handle aircraft as large as a Boeing 747 or Boeing 777 that are forced to make emergency landings.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Calm Air Arviat, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Coral Harbour, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay, Thompson, Whale Cove, Winnipeg[4]
Kivalliq Air Arviat, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove, Winnipeg[5]

Cultural references[edit]

CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge got his start in broadcasting when an employee of the local CBC Radio station in Churchill heard Mansbridge's voice on the public address system at Churchill Airport.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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