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Red Lake Airport

Red Lake Airport, (IATA: YRL, ICAO: CYRL), is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) north of Red Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Red Lake Airport is located 1 km (0.62 mi) south of the community of Cochenour, Ontario. The airport serves as a point of call for air carriers offering scheduled passenger service; an operating base for Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; and services both private and commercial fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter operators located on site.

Red Lake Airport
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  • WMO: 71854
Airport type Public
Owner The Corporation of the Municipality of Red Lake
Operator Thunder Bay Airport Services Inc.
Municipality of Red Lake
Serves Red Lake, Ontario
Location Cochenour, Ontario
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
• Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,266 ft / 386 m
Coordinates 51°04′02″N
CYRL is located in Ontario

Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 5,001 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 25,094


Commercial air service to the area began in 1926 using the waters of Howey Bay on Red Lake as a float and sea plane base. Due to the freight requirements of the gold mines developing in the area, Howey Bay was recognized as the busiest airport in the world during 1936 and 1937.

Construction of a 4,000 ft × 150 ft (1,219 m × 46 m) gravel runway began in 1946 and was put into use of May 29, 1947 when Canadian Pacific Air Lines began daily service from Winnipeg.

The airport operated privately until 1959 when the Department of Transport took over and lighting was installed. In 1996, the Township of Golden became the owner/operator of the Red Lake Airport and two years later, in 1998, the Township of Golden and Red Lake along with the Local Services Board of Madsen amalgamated to form the Municipality of Red Lake.

It wasn’t until 1993 when the paved runway was extended to 5,000 ft × 150 ft (1,524 m × 46 m) to help serve the future growth of the Red Lake area.

In October 2011, a new airport terminal opened, replacing a small terminal building from the 1980s. On June 22, 2012, the airport terminal was officially named J.E.J. Fahlgren Terminal after a local mine manager and community leader.

Those leaving or arriving in Red Lake now enter a building that has a large ticket and rental car counters, luggage carousels, naturally lit seating areas, Nav Canada offices and space for administration. Along with these additions, a modern parking lot has been implemented and a rental space is available for franchises inside the airport terminal building.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Bearskin Airlines Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg
Superior Airways Charter: Thunder Bay, Winnipeg
Wasaya Airways Sioux Lookout
North Star Air North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake, Poplar Hill, Pikangikum

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General Info
Country Canada
Latitude 51.066944
51° 04' 01.00" N
Longitude -93.793056
093° 47' 35.00" W
Elevation 1265 feet
386 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MUNICIPAL
Daylight Saving Time Second Sunday in March at 0200 to first Sunday in November at 0200 local time (Exception Arizona and that portion of Indiana in the Eastern Time Zone)

Opr 1200-0400Z++.
Opr 1200-0400Z++.
Opr 0400-1200Z++.
Communications Remarks
RDO (Winnipeg RDO)
A/D (APP DEP svc)

Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 5000 x 150 feet
1524 x 46 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME YRL RED LAKE 087X 114 1.2 NM 255.8
NDB RL RED LAKE - 218 At Field -

Fuel Jet B, Wide cut turbine fuel, Without icing inhibitor.

Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)

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