Cambridge Bay Airport

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Cambridge Bay Airport
Cambridge Bay terminal.JPG
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorGovernment of Nunavut
LocationCambridge Bay, Nunavut
Time zoneMST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL102 ft / 31 m
Coordinates69°06′29″N 105°08′14″W / 69.10806°N 105.13722°W / 69.10806; -105.13722Coordinates: 69°06′29″N 105°08′14″W / 69.10806°N 105.13722°W / 69.10806; -105.13722
CYCB is located in Nunavut
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 5,076 1,547 Gravel
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements6,215

Cambridge Bay Airport (IATA: YCB, ICAO: CYCB) is located 1.6 nautical miles (3.0 km; 1.8 mi) southwest of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the government of Nunavut.

In December 2005 the Government of Nunavut announced that they would spend $18 million to pave the runway.[5]

On 14 May 2008 a press release from the then Premier of Nunavut, Paul Okalik, and Member of the Legislative Assembly, Keith Peterson, indicated that over the next three years the runway would be widened and lengthened.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Canadian North Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Taloyoak, Yellowknife[7]
First Air Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Taloyoak, Yellowknife[8]


Adlair Aviation Charters
Air Tindi Charter and MEDIVAC
Canadian Helicopters North Warning System contract[9]
Kitikmeot Air Charters[10]
Kitikmeot Helicopters Charters, joint operation with Great Slave Helicopters[11][12]


Buffalo Airways Yellowknife


  • On 13 December 2008, a Dornier 228 C-FYEV with 14 people on board operated by Summit Air Charters, was on approach at Cambridge Bay after a flight from Resolute Bay Airport when the aircraft collided with terrain about 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) short of runway 31. One flight crew member and one passenger received minor injuries.[13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 25 April 2019 to 0901Z 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ Airport Divestiture Status Report Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Aircraft Movement Statistics: AirportsWithout Air Traffic Control Towers: Annual Report (TP 577): Table 1 — Total aircraft movements by class of operation". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived December 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Nunatsiaq News". Archived from the original on 2006-11-21. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Government of Nunavut to improve Cambridge Bay Airport". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  7. ^ Flight Schedule and Route Map Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "First Air Flight Schedule". Archived from the original on 2017-03-20. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  9. ^ "HNZ Group Wins US Department of Defense North Warning System Contract". Canadian Helicopters. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Kitikmeot Air". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Great Slave Helicopters | Oil & Gas, Mining, Forest Fires, Environmental & Wildlife Surveys, Construction, Charter, Film & Television, Training, Pipelines, Repair". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Kitikmeot Helicopters". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  13. ^ Transportation Safety Board of Canada (13 December 2008). "Aviation Investigation Report A08W0244" (PDF). Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  14. ^ Harro Ranter (13 December 2008). "ASN Aircraft accident Dornier 228-202 C-FYEV Cambridge Bay Airport, NU (YCB)". Retrieved 26 December 2014.

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