Getting Here by Air

How to jet north

It’s easy to fly to the Northwest Territories. There are direct jet flights to Yellowknife from Calgary (2 hours), Edmonton (1.5 hours), Ottawa (4 hours)  and Whitehorse (1.5 hours). 

Our busiest airport is Yellowknife which serves as a connection point for flights to other NWT communities. The six airlines that have direct flights into the Northwest Territories are Air Canada Jazz (from Calgary and Edmonton) Canadian North, First Air and Northwestern Air Lease (from Edmonton), Air North (from Ottawa) and Westjet (from Edmonton and Calgary). Another 16 smaller NWT airlines, in addition to Canadian North, First Air and Northwestern Air Lease, offer scheduled or charter service to smaller NWT communities and to wilderness rivers and fishing lakes. 

Airlines and Cargo Operators

North-Wright Airways Ltd.

North-Wright Airways is the Sahtu Region's premier air service. We are located 145 km (90 miles) south of the Arctic Circle in the heart of the Sahtu Region, at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories and we have bases in... Read more

Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd.

Join us for a flightseeing trip or use our air charter services. We operate an air charter company with two small bush planes on floats, skis, and tundra tires and can customize all sorts of fly-in outdoor adventures... Read more

Air Tindi

Air Tindi is an airline company based in Yellowknife offering scheduled flights to a number of NWT communities. We are able to assist our customers whether it be a city tour to getting paddlers to their dream... Read more

Open Water Charters Inc.

Open Water Charters Inc. is a Float plane service in Yellowknife N.T Canada. We offer a wide variety of air charter service on our Cessna 185 aircraft. Read more

Ram Head Outfitters Ltd.

Commercial air charter service providing air support for hikers on Canol Road, sightseeing in the beautiful Mackenzie Mountains, and fly-in fishing services to fishing lodge.  Read more

Simpson Air

Simpson Air (and its predecessor) is the oldest continuously-operated flying service in the Mackenzie Valley, established in the early 1960s. Air charters and flightseeing tours are our specialty. Read more

Air Canada

Bringing the world to the Northwest Territories with award-winning service and daily flights to Yellowknife from Edmonton and Calgary. Read more

First Air

Canada’s largest diverse airline with a reputation as the leading “Airline of the North.” Read more

Canadian North

Scheduled passenger, cargo, and charter flight service. Connections from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut to domestic and international destinations. Enjoy Aurora Class service and collect Aeroplan points. Read more

Northwestern Air Lease Ltd.

Northwestern Air is a scheduled airline providing service between Edmonton, Fort Smith, Hay River, Yellowknife, Fort Chipewyan, High Level and Fort McMurray. We also have charter aircraft available on wheels, skis and... Read more