Government of Yukon invests in Mayo airport

Government of Yukon invests in Mayo aerodrome

Please note that this release has been updated to reflect changes in the timeline.

Yukon’s newest certified airport will soon be equipped to handle night flights.

Starting this summer, the Government of Yukon will be installing a modern, energy efficient airfield lighting system, including LED lights and other electrical enhancements, to make the airport useful throughout the long Yukon nights.

Electrical upgrades will include runway edge lights, taxiway and apron edge lights, apron floodlighting, new windsock towers and illuminated guidance signs.

Estimated at around $1.75 million, the construction is anticipated to begin in August, with expected completion by November 30, 2020.

Following Airport Certification last fall, the Mayo Airport will now be equipped for night operations. This is another transportation improvement that builds healthier communities and a stronger economy.

Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn

Quick facts 
  • New, modern LED lights will be installed, similar to other jurisdictions.

  • Following previous upgrades to the Mayo aerodrome, Transport Canada granted the Mayo aerodrome Airport Certification on November 1, 2019.

  • Previous upgrades included runway rehabilitation and purchasing of new maintenance equipment and facilities.

  • Currently the airport supports commercial day operations and night operations for emergency services. Upon completion, the runway lighting will allow night use of the Mayo Airport for all users.

Contact 

Stewart Burnett
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
stewart.burnett@gov.yk.ca

Ryann Anderson
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-667-8522
ryann.anderson@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-194