Dawson City Airport

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Dawson City Airport
Dawson City Airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator Government of Yukon
Location Dawson City, Yukon
Time zone PST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,215 ft / 370 m
Coordinates 64°02′32″N 139°07′49″W / 64.04222°N 139.13028°W / 64.04222; -139.13028Coordinates: 64°02′32″N 139°07′49″W / 64.04222°N 139.13028°W / 64.04222; -139.13028
CYDA is located in Canada
Location in Yukon
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 5,006 1,526 Gravel
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 8,670

Dawson City Airport (IATA: YDA, ICAO: CYDA) is located 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) east of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, in the Klondike River valley, and is operated by the Yukon government. It has a terminal building and like most airports in its class, the runway is not paved. The gravel runway is 5,006 ft (1,526 m) long and at an elevation of 1,215 ft (370 m). A number of studies have recommended moving the airport or realigning the runway as it is in a narrow mountain valley.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can normally handle aircraft with up to 15 passengers, but are equipped to handle daily Boeing 737 charters between Dawson City and Fairbanks (Fairbanks International Airport) during the peak summer tourism season.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air North Inuvik, Old Crow, Whitehorse
Seasonal Charter: Fairbanks
Great River Air On Demand Charter
Near the threshold of runway 03
An Hawker Siddeley HS 748 touching down on runway 03
Note the large hills nearby

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