Sanikiluaq Airport

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Sanikiluaq Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government of Nunavut
Location Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 110 ft / 34 m
Coordinates 56°32′13″N 079°15′00″W / 56.53694°N 79.25000°W / 56.53694; -79.25000Coordinates: 56°32′13″N 079°15′00″W / 56.53694°N 79.25000°W / 56.53694; -79.25000
CYSK is located in Nunavut
Location in Nunavut
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 3,807 1,160 Gravel
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 1,190

Sanikiluaq Airport (IATA: YSKICAO: CYSK) is located at Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the Government of Nunavut. It is one of the few airports in Nunavut that uses magnetic headings for the runway rather than true headings.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Inuit Akulivik, Inukjuak, Ivujivik, Kuujjuarapik, Montreal, Puvirnituq, Salluit, Umiujaq[3]
Calm Air Winnipeg[4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On December 22, 2012, a Fairchild Metro 3/23 twin-engine turboprop aircraft belonging to Perimeter Aviation but chartered by Kivalliq Air crashed near the end of the runway at Sanikiluaq Airport, killing a 6-month-old baby and injuring the 8 other people on board. The cause was not immediately known.[5]


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017
  2. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  3. ^ Air Inuit destinations
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Chartered plane crashes in northern Canada, killing baby". BNO News. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 

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