Arctic Bay Airport

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Arctic Bay Airport
New Arctic Bay Terminal.jpg
Arctic Bay terminal, constructed 2010
New Arctic Bay Airport.jpg
The newer and longer runway
Airport type Private
Operator Government of Nunavut
Location Arctic Bay
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 72 ft / 22 m
Coordinates 73°00′23″N 085°02′50″W / 73.00639°N 85.04722°W / 73.00639; -85.04722Coordinates: 73°00′23″N 085°02′50″W / 73.00639°N 85.04722°W / 73.00639; -85.04722
CJX7 is located in Nunavut
Location in Nunavut
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 3,935 1,199 Gravel

Arctic Bay Airport, (IATA: YAB[3]ICAO: CYAB), is an airport located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) southeast of Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Until January 12, 2010 Nanisivik Airport, about 25 km (16 mi) from Arctic Bay, was used for scheduled flights. On January 13, 2010, First Air transferred all air services to Arctic Bay's newly expanded airport with service to Iqaluit and Resolute Bay. Niore Iqalukjuak, mayor of Arctic Bay, said that the move would save community members $40.00 for the one way taxi ride. At the same time the Government of Nunavut said that the move would save $600,000 a year because of not having to keep the all-weather road clear.[4]

In 2010 the runway, which at 1,500 ft (457 m) was the shortest in Nunavut. A new runway was built south of the old runway which now has the new airport terminal built on it and is 3,935 ft (1,199 m).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
First Air Iqaluit, Resolute[5]


  1. ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived June 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Accident history for Arctic Bay Airport (IATA: YAB) at Aviation Safety Network
  4. ^ Arctic Bay airport opens
  5. ^ Flight Schedule

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