Following extensive upgrades, the Mayo aerodrome was certified as an airport by Transport Canada on November 1, 2019. The certification will allow the Mayo airport to support scheduled service on a long-term basis in anticipation of continued resource development in the region, increasing travel options for travellers, industry and Mayo citizens.
Several upgrades were completed prior to certification, including runway rehabilitation and the purchasing of new maintenance equipment and facilities. New runway lighting has been designed and will be installed in 2020–21. 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.
Our government is proud to be working with our partners to invest in aviation infrastructure that keeps our communities connected and helps grow our economy. I would like to thank Air North, the Village of Mayo, and Victoria Gold for making this improvement to the Mayo Airport possible.
Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn
Under the Canadian Aviation Regulations an aerodrome must be certified as an airport to allow air carriers to provide scheduled services.
Certification requires the Mayo Airport to maintain current standards for physical facilities, manuals and programs, as well as onsite maintenance staff to manage wildlife and to act as on-scene controllers in the event of an emergency.