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Kimmirut CYLC

CARS Office:               867-939-2254,

Airport Maintainer:    867-218-0100,


The Kimmirut Airport is a small public use airport which serves the community of Kimmirut. The airport is located adjacent to the west side of the Hamlet of Kimmirut. The airport serves as a port of call for air carriers offering scheduled and charter passenger service.

Airport Description

The airport has:

  • one gravel runway, taxiway and apron
  • runway (16/34) is 1899 feet in length by 75 feet in width

Operating Conditions

The airport is available for:

  • 24 hours, seven days per week
  • both Day and Night VFR and IFR operations

Hours of Operation

The airport has operational staff on-site during regular published hours. Call-out procedures are available outside of regular working hours.

Critical Aircraft

The critical (design) aircraft: de Havilland Twin Otter

  • Aircraft Group Number: II (Code 1B under TP312 4th Ed.)
  • Aircraft larger than the critical aircraft may operate, but must comply with the Canadian Aviation Regulations

Weather and Aircraft Advisory Services

The airport weather and aircraft advisory services are provided by the Community Aerodrome Radio Station (CARS). The CARS service is managed by Nav Canada. The hours of operation are listed in the Canada Flight Supplement and where noted, services outside normal hours may be available upon call-out request.

The Mandatory Frequency and Air Traffic Frequency at this airport is: 122.1 MHz

Exemptions / Deviations / Authorizations

Exemptions and deviations from TP312, and other authorizations approved by the Minister, are held on file at Rankin Inlet Headquarters.

Listing of exemptions / deviations / authorizations

1.  Runway edge lights installed higher than standard (70 cm or approx. 27 inches high located 5 feet outside runway edge).

2.  Strip width less than standard.

3.  Graded areas less than standard along length of runway.

4.  Insufficient graded area before runway 34.

5.  Approach OLS both ends of runway penetrated by terrain.

6.  Transitional OLS both sides of runway penetrated by terrain, power lines, buildings and antenna.

7.  Portion of runway measured 98m – 218m from THLD 16 exceeds slope of 2% at 4%.