Most of our Northwest Territories communities have scheduled service by local airlines. Depending on where you want to go, you might travel by jet, or single or twin-engine aircraft. Hopping floatplanes to wilderness destinations is definitely part of the fun.
Note that scheduled service to smaller communities may only be available two or three times per week, however there is always the possibility of chartering an aircraft to get where you want to go.
Seven local airlines provide scheduled services to smaller communities:
Yellowknife – Air Tindi - serving Whati, Wekweeti, Gameti, Behchoko, Lutselk’e, Fort Simpson
Hay River – Buffalo Airways - serving Yellowknife
Inuvik - Aklak Air - serving Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Ulukhaktok, (and seasonally) Fort McPherson
Norman Wells – North-Wright Airways - serving Fort Good Hope, Colville Lake, Deline, Tulita, Inuvik, Aklavik, Yellowknife
Fort Smith - Northwestern Air Lease - serving Edmonton, Hay River and Yellowknife
Our smaller airports have 2500 to 5000 foot gravel runways. Scheduled service to these communities is provided by Twin-Otter and a variety of Cessna and other short take off and landing aircraft.
Buffalo Airways in Yellowknife - Northwest Territories, Canada