Qikiqtarjuaq Airport

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Qikiqtarjuaq Airport
Airport Terminal Building.jpg
Still under construction in the summer of 2011
WMO: 71338
Airport type Public
Operator Government of Nunavut
Location Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 67°32′48″N 064°01′54″W / 67.54667°N 64.03167°W / 67.54667; -64.03167Coordinates: 67°32′48″N 064°01′54″W / 67.54667°N 64.03167°W / 67.54667; -64.03167
CYVM is located in Nunavut
Location in Nunavut
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 3,803 1,159 Gravel
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 1,039

Qikiqtarjuaq Airport (IATA: YVMICAO: CYVM) is located at Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the government of Nunavut.

This airport is a popular stop for pilots ferrying turboprop aircraft between Canada and Europe. It is considerably closer to Greenland (Sondre Stromfjord, BGSF) than Iqaluit (CYFB). Jet fuel is available from the airport fuel supplier. AVGAS may be available from the town council, but this needs to be confirmed in advance.

One instrument approach is available, a NDB or GNSS circling approach. Minima is higher than average (2,000 feet barometric, 1,982 above ground) due to high terrain in the area, however, on a clear day, the scenery in the area is spectacular. The runway is deemed to be gravel, but it is in fact a mixture of very firmly packed fine sand and gravel that has a surface texture similar to asphalt. A large overnight parking area is available, but crew must bring their own tiedown anchors.

Qikiqtarjuaq is the destination in, and title of, an episode of Cabin Pressure, a BBC radio sit-com set in a one-aircraft airline.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Canadian North Iqaluit, Pangnirtung[4]
First Air Iqaluit, Pangnirtung[5]


  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. ^ Flight Schedule and Route Map.
  5. ^ First Air interactive weather/route map

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