Iqaluit Airport

Iqaluit Airport is in Nunavut, Canada and is 2.1 kilometres from the center of Iqaluit. Built in 1942, it was originally called Frobisher Bay by the U.S. Air Force. It was converted to a civilian airport in 1963. Iqaluit is a very small regional hub that serves as a diversion airport and emergency stop for twin-engine aircraft on polar routes. Iqaluit is an airport of entry and the Canada Border Services Agency has officers that handle general aviation aircraft only, and flights with no more than 15 passengers.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to Iqaluit Airport

When booking the cheapest flight to Iqaluit, consider the region's arctic climate. Although known for its snow and ice, summers in Iqaluit are surprisingly warm. In July and August, temperatures reach 20 degrees Celsius throughout Nunavut. The best time to book a flight to Iqaluit is simple to figure out when using Skyscanner's price alert tool. Get notified when rates change, and book at the best time.

Airlines that Fly to Iqaluit Airport

Canadian North Airlines, First Air, and Calm Air are three of the most popular airlines that are serviced by Iqaluit Airport.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Car rental and fixed-rate taxi services are available at the airport, in the ground transportation area.

Airport Facilities

The remote Iqaluit Airport features modern facilities including five gates, one for international flights, two baggage claim areas, and a gift shop. The new terminal building is eight times the size of the old one and features a rotunda with towering ceilings and a restaurant. A travel agent and a help desk for tourists are available for travellers that need additional services, and there are 30 spots at the airport for short-term parking.

What to See and Do in Iqaluit

Iqaluit is the capital Nunavut and has an exciting, dynamic city life with a population of 7,740 people in 2016. There are three hotels within a three- to ten-minute walk from the airport. Iqaluit is not only home to many Inuit artists, but it also serves as host to many arts and cultural festivals in the spring and summer months that draw native artists and performers from across the territory.  Summer days are long and sunny, offering up to 16 hours of daylight to explore the rolling hills and tundra near the city.

The Canadian Arctic Archipelago is on the top of many people's must-see travel destination lists. Its unrivaled pristine beauty, endless rugged outdoors, and spectacular native wildlife, such as polar bears, whales, and walruses, make it an ideal place for open-air explorers to visit. A group of 36,563 islands north of the Canadian mainland, the Archipelago comprises most of Canada's northern territory. 

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 Airport Contact Details

Iqaluit Airport

PO Box 1000,
Station 720,
X0A 0H0,

Tel:+1 (1)867 9795224
Fax:+1 (1)867 9796985

Government of Nunavut

 Location Details

Longitude:68° 33' 50'' W
Latitude:63° 45' 7'' N

 Airport Location

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