Passengers flying out of Yellowknife Airport told to arrive 90 minutes before departure

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.

About the Author

John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.