Ekati Airport

Ekati Airport (IATA: YOA, ICAO: CYOA) is located at the Ekati Diamond Mine, Northwest Territories, Canada and is operated by Dominion Diamond Ekati Corp.[2] Prior permission is required to land except in the case of an emergency. It is a busy aerodrome with blasting in the area and barren-ground caribou may be found on the runway.[1]

Ekati Airport
Ekati Airport at left centre, with the four pits of the mine, August 2010
Airport typePrivate
OperatorDominion Diamond Ekati Corporation
LocationEkati Diamond Mine
Time zoneMST (UTC−07:00)
  Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL1,536 ft / 468 m
Coordinates64°41′56″N 110°36′53″W
Location in the Northwest Territories
CYOA (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 6,411 1,954 Gravel


  1. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 10 October 2019 to 0901Z 5 December 2019.
  2. "EKATI Diamond Mine 2009 Year in Review" (PDF). BHP Billiton Canada Inc. 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.

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