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Wabush Airport

Wabush Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorTransport Canada
LocationWabush, Newfoundland and Labrador
Time zoneAST (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL1,809 ft / 551 m
Coordinates52°55′22″N 066°51′53″W / 52.92278°N 66.86472°W / 52.92278; -66.86472
CYWK is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Location in Newfoundland and Labrador
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,002 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements11,663

Wabush Airport (IATA: YWK, ICAO: CYWK) is 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast of Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It serves Labrador West including Labrador City and Wabush as well as Fermont, Quebec.

Airlines and destinations

Wabush Airport is currently serviced by a single airline, PAL Airlines, with scheduled flights to Churchill Falls, Deer Lake (NL), Goose Bay, Moncton, Mont-Joli, Montréal–Trudeau, Quebec City, Saguenay, Sept-Îles, St. John's, and Gander.

The airport is also served by private charter flights, most notably Norlinor Aviation, that provide travel for contractors working at both mines using Boeing 737 aircraft.

Prior to December 2023, the airport was also serviced by Pascan Aviation. Air Canada also provided service through Jazz Aviation, operating under the Air Canada Express banner, but all flights ceased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historical airline service

According to the Official Airline Guide (OAG), the Wabush Airport was served by several airlines operating scheduled passenger jet flights during the 1970s including Eastern Provincial Airways operating Boeing 737-200 jets with nonstop flights from Churchill Falls, Labrador and Goose Bay, Labrador as well as direct, no change of plane jet service from Deer Lake, Newfoundland, Gander, Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Stephenville, Newfoundland, and Quebecair operating Boeing 727-100 and British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven jets with nonstop service from Montreal, Quebec, Gagnon, Quebec, Schefferville, Quebec and Sept-Iles, Quebec as well as direct, no change of plane jet service from Mont Joli, Quebec and Quebec City, Quebec.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
  4. ^ Feb. 1, 1975 & Sept. 15, 1978 Official Airline Guide (OAG) North American editions, Wabush flight schedules

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