Whitehorse airport (YXY)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, opened in 1942, serves not only the city with the same name but also the Yukon province. It operates with domestic flights and seasonal international destinations such as Juneau (Alaska) and Frankfurt.

Official Website: hpw.gov.yk.ca
Number of Terminals - 1 - open 24 hours.
Airlines: Air North, Air Canada Jazz, Alaska Seaplanes, WestJet, Condor
Annual passenger traffic: 366,000 passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +1 (867) 667-8440 - Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 8440


The airport is located 6 km (4 miles) to the west of downtown Whitehorse.

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What services does Whitehorse airport (YXY) facilities include

A restaurante is available as well as a Gift shop. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the airport terminal and public charging stations for electronic devices are available in the main passenger waiting room.

Lost and found - Phone: 867-667-8451

Pets - All animals in the airport must be leashed or contained.


Accommodation near Whitehorse airport (YXY)

Beez Kneez Bakpakers (0.9 km), Coast High Country Inn (1 km), SKKY Hotel (1 km)


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Public and private transportation

Public transit

The Whitehorse airport is serviced by the City of Whitehorse public transit. See schedules

Shuttle service

Territory Airport Shuttle: 867-332-9457

Whitehorse Shuttle Services: 867-335-4590


There is a taxi kiosk outside the departures doors. You can also call one of the many local taxi agencies to arrange transportation.


Car rental agencies

Driving Force and Fox: 1-800-661-0445 (US 1-800-764-1234) / Budget: 1-800-268-8900

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Parking services at Whitehorse airport (YXY)

Day-use parking

Use the day-use parking area if you are waiting to pick someone up or you need to park to drop someone off. No vehicle can be left in this section of the parking lot between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Long-term parking

Use the long-term parking area if you are parking your vehicle for less than 30 days. Vehicles left longer than 30 days will be towed. If you need to park longer than 30 days we recommend you contact a local company to store your vehicle. There are no plug-in parking spots available.

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Facilities for passengers with special needs

Wheelchair service and escort passes for caretakers - Airlines offer wheelchair service and they can also provide a family member or caretaker with an escort pass so they can enter the boarding area to assist you. Contact your airline in advance to make arrangements.

Service animals - They are welcome at the airport.

Accessible transportation options - Local car rental agencies, taxis, public transportation and courtesy vehicles provide mobility aids. 

Special needs security line - The airport has a special accessible security screening line for any passengers who feel they need to use it.

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Latest updates: September 02, 2019