Qikiqtarjuaq Airport

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Qikiqtarjuaq Airport
Airport Terminal Building.jpg
Airport Terminal under construction (2011)
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment of Nunavut
LocationQikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates67°32′48″N 64°01′54″W / 67.54667°N 64.03167°W / 67.54667; -64.03167Coordinates: 67°32′48″N 64°01′54″W / 67.54667°N 64.03167°W / 67.54667; -64.03167
CYVM is located in Nunavut
Location in Nunavut
CYVM is located in Canada
CYVM (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 3,803 1,159 Gravel
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements1,039

Qikiqtarjuaq Airport (IATA: YVM, ICAO: CYVM) is located at Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the government of Nunavut.

This airport is a popular stop for pilots ferrying turboprop aircraft between Canada and Europe. It is considerably closer to Greenland (Kangerlussuaq Airport, 767 km [477 mi]) than is Iqaluit Airport (2,912 km [1,809 mi]). Jet fuel is available from the airport fuel supplier. Avgas may be available from the town council, but this needs to be confirmed in advance.

One instrument approach is available, an NDB or GNSS circling approach. Approach minimums are higher than average (2,000 ft (610 m) MSL, 1,982 ft (604 m) AGL) due to high terrain in the area. The runway is listed as gravel-surfaced, but is in fact a mixture of very firmly packed fine sand and gravel that has a surface texture similar to asphalt. A large overnight parking area is available, but crew must bring their own tiedown anchors.

Qikiqtarjuaq is the destination of the eponymous episode of Cabin Pressure, a BBC radio sit-com set in a one-aircraft airline.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Canadian North Iqaluit, Pangnirtung[4]


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