GNWT to resume airport fees

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — November 23, 2020

Beginning January 1st, 2021, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will resume collecting aircraft landing fees, lease fees, concession fees, and licence fees for all businesses operating at all NWT airports.

The GNWT introduced three rounds of economic stimulus measures to help support airlines and businesses that operate at all NWT airports that are being impacted by COVID-19. 

The first round of stimulus measures included the waiving of Airport Landing Fees from March 20 to June 30, 2020.  The second round included waiving Leases, Licenses and Concession fees for all businesses at all airports from April 1 to June 30, 2020.  Both measures were extended from July 1 to December 31, 2020.

Together, these relief measures provided an estimated $6,300,000 in financial support for all businesses operating at all NWT airports. These measures were implemented automatically with no application process.

The GNWT must now take into account the financial situation of its airports and ensure they have the funds to safely operate. The revenue generated through airport fees enables essential investments in airport infrastructure, improvement projects and maintenance activities. Airport maintenance and improvements are especially important in the NWT, where residents and industry depend on safe, secure, accessible and reliable air travel. These investments allow NWT airports to maintain passenger and staff safety and meet regulatory requirements.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Public Affairs and Communications

Department of Infrastructure

Government of the Northwest Territories