The Royal Canadian Air Force is considering a major expansion of the airport to transform it into a key base for Arctic operations. The expansion would include a 3,000 m (9,843 ft) paved runway, hangars, fuel installations and other infrastructure.
Historically, the airport was served by several airlines operating direct, no-change-of-plane scheduled passenger jet service to such Canadian cities as Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Yellowknife. Airlines included CP Air, Nordair, Pacific Western and Transair operating either Boeing 727 or Boeing 737 jetliners. First Air also previously operated scheduled jet service with Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 aircraft. Many of these 727 and 737 flights operated by the various airlines serving Resolute were flown with Combi aircraft which were capable of transporting a mixed load of passengers and freight pallets.
Resolute, located above the Arctic Circle, is the northernmost destination in Canada to receive scheduled passenger air service.