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Airport Construction Information Session

September 28, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


TIA Yukon and WTAY have been hearing concerns from the tourism industry regarding the runway construction at the Erik Nielsen International Airport and the change in air carrier planes beyond 2026 restricting direct international flights.

To address this, we are hosting a virtual information session on Thursday, September 28 from 11:30AM – 1:30PM with the Department of Highways and Public Works and Tourism and Culture to discuss the runway repaving project and to identify what airport requirements are needed to accept larger planes. The two departments would like to provide a comprehensive overview to ensure there is common understanding about the project and how tourism impacts will be managed. Tourism and Culture Minister John Streicker will also be in attendance.

This session will include:

  • Briefings on the runway project from government officials
  • Discussion of the impacts on air arrivals during construction
  • How impacts to tourism and travel can be mitigated

Please register for the meeting here.

Please note that in your registration you can submit questions that you wish to be addressed in the session. During the session we will use Slido for questions and comments. Go to slido.com and enter code #YXY to enter your questions during the meeting.


September 28, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm