Sibu Airport

Kugaaruk Airport, once known as Pelly Bay Townsite Airport, is in Kugaaruk, Nunavut. The Nunavut government operates the airport. Aside from an annual cargo ship delivery, the airport is the only access to the town. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Kugaaruk

On Jan. 13, 1975, Kugaaruk had the lowest wind chill ever recorded in Canada. The air temperature was -51 degrees Celsius and the winds were blowing at 56 kilometres per hour, creating a numbing wind chill of -78 degrees. Needless to say, most travellers don't make plans to visit the area in the winter. Even though the average highs during summer are around 10 or 13 degrees, this is still the most popular time to visit Kugaaruk.

Travellers can use the Skyscanner cheapest month search tool to find the best time to travel to Kugaaruk Airport. They can simply compare prices from all the months and select their best option. When travellers want to get cheap tickets to Kugaaruk Airport, they can use the Skyscanner app to compare flights and find the best one. If they have a flexible schedule, they can also use the Skyscanner price alert tool to receive notifications when prices drop.

Airlines That Fly to Kugaaruk Airport

Canadian North and First Air are the two airlines that fly to and from Kugaaruk Airport. Both airlines offer flights to Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak, and Yellowknife. Visit the Skyscanner flights page to learn more about the airlines that fly to Kugaaruk Airport.

Airport Facilities

Kugaaruk Airport is small. There's just one building that houses the tower and airport office. Travellers simply walk out on the runway when they're ready to board their plane. Because the airport is so small, it doesn't offer the conveniences or amenities found in larger airports. The closest food and shopping options to the airport are in the town.

What to See and Do in Kugaaruk

With nearly 24 hours of daylight in the summer, Kugaaruk offers outdoor adventure seekers plenty of opportunities to explore the area. The town is sometimes called Arviligjuaq, which means "place of many bowhead whales." The area earned the name because it's close to the whale's habitat. As a result, Kugaaruk is great for whale watching and sea kayaking. The town is also home to famous Inuit artists who display their works at the co-op store.

When travellers want to see everything Kugaaruk has to offer, they can find a hotel room and take their time exploring the area.

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Kugaaruk Airport is located directly across from the town, which is convenient for travellers because there's no public transportation service or car rental company here. In fact, the town is so small that residents simply walk wherever they need to go. In addition, most residents either use a four-wheeler, snowmobile, or dog sled for transportation. Travellers who are arriving at the airport will need to arrange for their own transportation if they don't want to walk.

 Who flies to Sibu

 Airport Contact Details

Sibu Airport

PO Box 645,
96007 Sibu,
Malaysia Airports Berhad,
Sibu Airport,
96007 Sibu,

Tel:+60 (0)84 307770


 Location Details

Longitude:111° 50' 17'' E
Latitude:2° 20' 30'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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