Passengers flying out of the Yellowknife Airport are being told to arrive 90 minutes before departure time instead of the usual 60 minutes due to ongoing renovations to the main baggage screening area.
According to an advisory from the NWT Department of Infrastructure, which oversees
all the territory’s airports, after passengers check in and receive their boarding passes, and baggage tags, they will then have to take their luggage to the oversized screening area.
They will then have to wait there until the baggage screening process has been completed.
Once their baggage has been screened, passengers will then proceed to security to enter the secure boarding area.
Officials say the renovations are expected to last until the end of June.
However, the public should only be impacted for the next three weeks or so.
Eventually, passengers will return to checking bags at the check-in counters.
Once that happens, passengers will be able to arrive at the airport one hour before their flight departs, unless your airline tells you otherwise.