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Qikiqtarjuaq CYVM

CARS Office:               867-927-8792,

Airport Maintainer:    867-927-8744,

Fuel Supplier:             867-927-8031,


The Qikiqtarjuaq Airport is a small public use airport which serves the community of Qikiqtarjuaq. The airport is located adjacent to the south of the Hamlet of Qikiqtarjuaq. 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 03/21) is 3803 feet in length by 100 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: ATR-42-500
  • Aircraft Group Number: IIIA (Code 2C 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.  Approach OLS runway 21 penetrated by terrain.

3.  Transitional OLS occasionally penetrated by tails of aircraft parked on apron.

4.  Transitional OLS abutting north side of runway 21 approach OLS penetrated by terrain.