Airports in Northwest Territories

There is a total of 17 airports in Canada’s Northwest Territories with scheduled commercial flights. Yellowknife airport and Inuvik airport are the busiest, and the only ones with significant passenger numbers. Air Canada and Canadian North both have regular flights from these airports. As for the rest of Northwest Territories airports, we’ve included a map to better understand where each airport is located.

Yellowknife Airport  – IATA Code – YZF  (~ 0.5 M passengers)

The Yellowknife airport is the main airport in the Northwest Territories, it is located 5 km northwest of the city center.  From the airport there are frequent flights to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver operated by Air Canada Express, WestJet Encore and Canadian North, which also have scheduled flights to many smaller airports in the region. Also the airlines, Air North, Air Tindi, Northwestern Air and North-Wright Airways operate scheduled flights from the airport. There is no scheduled transportation between the airport and the city.

Inuvik (Mike Zubko) Airport  – IATA Code – YEV

The Inuvik Airport is the airport in Northwest Territory with the most scheduled flights.  Air North has flights to Dawson City, Old Crow and Whitehorse, Canadian North has scheduled flights to Edmonton, Norman Wells, Yellowknife, also Kenn Borek Air and North-Wright Airways operate a few flights from the airport.

Smaller airports

Aklavik/Freddie Carmichael Airport  – IATA Code – LAK

  • Nearby city(s): Aklavik (0.5 km)
  • Airline(s): North-Wright Airways

Colville Lake Airport  – IATA Code – YCK

  • Also Called: Tommy Kochon Aerodrome
  • Nearby city(s): Colville Lake (2 km)
  • Airline(s): North-Wright Airways

Déline Airport  – IATA Code – YWJ

  • Nearby city(s): Deline (2 km)
  • Airline(s): North-Wright Airways

Fort Good Hope Airport  – IATA Code – YGH

  • Nearby city(s): Fort Good Hope (2 km)
  • Airline(s): North-Wright Airways

Fort McPherson Airport  – IATA Code – ZFM

  • Nearby city(s): Fort McPherson (3.5 km)
  • Airline(s): Kenn Borek Air

Fort Simpson Airport  – IATA Code – YFS

  • Nearby city(s): Fort Simpson (15 km)
  • Airline(s): Air Tindi, Canadian North

Fort Smith Airport  – IATA Code – YSM

  • Nearby city(s): Fort Smith (4 km)
  • Airline(s): Northwestern Air

Rae Lakes Airport  – IATA Code – YRA

  • Nearby city(s): Gamètì (3 km)
  • Airline(s): Air Tindi 

Hay River Airport  – IATA Code – YHY

  • Also called: Merlyn Carter Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Hay River (1.5 km)
  • Airline(s): Canadian North, Northwestern Air

Norman Wells Airport  – IATA Code – YVQ

  • Nearby city(s): Norman Wells (0.5 km)
  • Airline(s): Canadian North, Discovery Air, North-Wright Airways

Paulatuk Airport  – IATA Code – YPC

  • Also called: Nora Aliqatchialuk Ruben Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Paulatuk (1 km)
  • Airline(s): Kenn Borek Air

Sachs Harbour Airport  – IATA Code – YSY

  • Also called: David Nasogaluak Jr. Saaryuaq Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Sachs Harbour (1 km)
  • Airline(s): Kenn Borek Air

Tuktoyaktuk/James Gruben Airport  – IATA Code – YUB

  • Nearby city(s): Tuktoyaktuk (1 km)
  • Airline(s): Kenn Borek Air

Tulita Airport  – IATA Code – ZFN

  • Nearby city(s): Tulita (1 km)
  • Airline(s): North-Wright Airways

Ulukhaktok/Holman Airport  – IATA Code – YHI

  • Nearby city(s): Ulukhaktok (3.5 km)
  • Airline(s): Canadian North, Kenn Borek Air

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