|IATA: YZF – ICAO: CYZF
– WMO: 71936
|Owner/Operator||Government of the Northwest Territories|
|Location||Yellowknife, Northwest Territories|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−07:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−06:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||675 ft / 206 m|
Yellowknife Airport (IATA: YZF, ICAO: CYZF) 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 as well as a number of freight services. In 2007, the terminal handled 527,000 passengers.
In 2008 the airport's passenger terminal underwent an expansion to the departure/check in section, roughly doubling the size of the terminal. 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.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) "G" Division maintains a hangar for its air section just south of the passenger terminal. It is adjacent to a hangar used by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to house the CC-138 Twin Otter and other utility aircraft operated by 440 Squadron, a subsidiary of 17 Wing.
Canadian NORAD Region Forward Operating Location Yellowknife is located south-west of the airstrip. It was built for forward deployment of the CF-18 Hornet in times of conflict. It also has a CC-138 permanently based at the airport for search and rescue missions.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Canada Express||Calgary, Edmonton|
|Air North||Ottawa, Whitehorse|
|Air Tindi||Fort Simpson, Lutselk'e, Gamèti, Wekweètì, Whatì|
|Buffalo Airways||Hay River|
|Canadian North||Cambridge Bay, Edmonton, Gjoa Haven, Hope Bay, Inuvik, Iqaluit, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Norman Wells, Ottawa, Rankin Inlet, Taloyoak
Seasonal: Doris Lake
|First Air||Cambridge Bay, Edmonton, Fort Simpson, Gjoa Haven, Hay River, Inuvik, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Norman Wells, Rankin Inlet, Taloyoak, Ulukhaktok
Seasonal Charter: Vancouver
|North-Wright Airways||Déline, Norman Wells, Tulita|
|Northwestern Air||Fort Smith|
Seasonal: Calgary (begins May 3, 2015)
|Buffalo Airways||Déline, Fort Good Hope, Hay River, Norman Wells, Tulita|
The airport has a fire fighting service that provides basic airport fire and rescue service. The department has 10 firefighters, but requires only two or three fire fighters on shift to operate a single crash tender. Ambulance and additional fire response is provided by the Yellowknife Fire Department
- Airport Divestiture Status Report
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
- Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA towers
- Yellowknife Airport Development Plan Update
- Yellowknife Airport Expansion
- flyairnorth.com - Schedule announced for Whitehorse/Ottawa/Yellowknife Flights
- Aircraft Fire Fighting Services
Media related to Yellowknife Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Main Web Page
- Entry about Yellowknife Airport on the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association's Places to Fly Airport Directory
- Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Yellowknife Airport from Nav Canada as available.