Churchill Airport (IATA: YYQ, ICAO: CYYQ) is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) east southeast of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The airport serves the town of Churchill and the surrounding region. Although it is a small domestic airport, it handles a relatively high number of passengers throughout the year as Churchill is a major destination for ecotourism and scientific research. Churchill Airport also serves as a transfer airport for passengers and cargo travelling between Winnipeg and remote communities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut.
^Taylor, C. J. (2002). "Exploring Northern Skies: The Churchill Research Range". Manitoba History. 44. Retrieved March 26, 2017. The presence of the military establishment at Fort Churchill was a key element in the selection of the [future Churchill Rocket Research Range] site as a rocket facility.
^"Jet makes emergency landing in Churchill". CBC News. October 17, 2002. Retrieved March 26, 2017. The Churchill airport is used for emergency landings because one of its runways is large enough to handle big planes.