Yukon’s next 100 years of aviation is about to take flight

Yukon’s next 100 years of aviation

The Government of Yukon is releasing a What We Heard document that will inform Flight Path, a 10-year investment strategy for aviation in Yukon.

Earlier this year stakeholders, governments, aviation experts and more than 500 survey respondents shared their ideas, priorities and concerns on the future of aviation in the territory during a series of public and stakeholder engagement sessions.

As Yukon prepares to celebrate 100 years of aviation in Yukon, this feedback will guide future investment in Yukon’s aviation system over the next 10 years.

A hundred years ago, few could have imagined how air travel would transform the Yukon. Aviation is critical to our modern northern lifestyle, keeping our communities connected and helping grow our economy. Our government is making historic investments in Yukon’s aviation infrastructure to support a strong future for northern airways. The Flight Path strategy will ensure our investments meet the needs of Yukon’s aviation community for the next decade.

Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn

Quick facts 
  • On August 16, 1920, the Black Wolf Squadron touched down on the same ground Erik Nielsen International Airport occupies today.

  • The public engagement period for Flight Path was 90 days and included an online survey and nine community meetings throughout the territory.

  • Flight Path, an investment strategy being developed by Stantec Consulting Ltd., will be a living and breathing framework to help guide investments in Yukon’s aviation system over the next 10 years.

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Krysten Johnson
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-332-4272
krysten.johnson@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-228