Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport

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Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport
WMO: 71935
Airport type Public
Operator Government of the Northwest Territories
Location Hay River, Northwest Territories
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 541 ft / 165 m
Coordinates 60°50′23″N 115°46′58″W / 60.83972°N 115.78278°W / 60.83972; -115.78278Coordinates: 60°50′23″N 115°46′58″W / 60.83972°N 115.78278°W / 60.83972; -115.78278
CYHY is located in Northwest Territories
Location in the Northwest Territories
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
04/22 4,001 1,220 Gravel/Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 5,012
Sources: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Environment Canada[2]
Movements from Statistics Canada.[3]

Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport (IATA: YHYICAO: CYHY) is located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) north of Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada. Sandhill cranes may be found nesting on the airport from May until September. The airport is named for former bush pilot Merlyn Carter who was killed by a black bear in 2005.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Buffalo Airways Yellowknife
First Air Yellowknife[5]
Northwestern Air Edmonton, Fort Smith

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  4. ^ Bear mauls N.W.T. pilot to death
  5. ^ First Air interactive weather/route map

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