Alert Airport

Coordinates: 82°31′04″N 062°16′50″W / 82.51778°N 62.28056°W / 82.51778; -62.28056
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Alert Airport
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorDND / 1CdnAirDiv Alert
AMO Ottawa
LocationAlert, Nunavut
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates82°31′04″N 062°16′50″W / 82.51778°N 62.28056°W / 82.51778; -62.28056
CYLT is located in Nunavut
Location in Nunavut
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 5,500 1,676 Gravel

Alert Airport (IATA: YLT, ICAO: CYLT) is located at Alert, Nunavut, Canada, approximately 830 km (520 mi) south of the true North Pole. It is operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence and is part of Canadian Forces Station Alert. A weather station was established on the site in 1950, and in 1957 construction began on the military facilities which are still in use to this day. It is the northernmost airport in the world, although not used by public scheduled flights.


Radar and navigation equipment are trailer units that can be moved around the airport. The airport's fire and rescue operations are supported by a 2012 KME/Fort Garry Fire Truck ARFF.[3] Two bulldozers are used to grade the runway when needed.[4]


There have been two crashes involving fatalities at the airfield since it was established.

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  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived 2013-06-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Home | Fort Garry Fire Trucks - Fire & Rescue".
  4. ^ "CFS Alert".
  5. ^ "Canadian Built Avro Lancasters". Archived from the original on 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  6. ^ "News Article | Remembering the crash of Boxtop Flight 22". 30 October 2017.

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