Yellowknife Airport Departures

Check-In Time

Check-in times at Yellowknife Airport can vary depending on the airline and other factors. For more detailed information on specific flights, passengers should check with their airline before arriving at the Airport.

The facility recommends commuters to check-in at least two hours before the scheduled departure time.

Airport Security

Airport Security is in charge of providing and maintaining a secure environment and effective and prompt response services to all commuters, operators, air carriers, and associates. Through its productive and dedicated work in intervention, prevention, and management enforcement, the Security team makes a necessary and essential contribution to guaranteeing the safety of air transportation in Canada. The service is performed based on facility safety and security policy, which is being renewed regularly to take into consideration developments and changes affecting the airport environment.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)

To ensure compliance as well as the maintenance with airport security standards, Yellowknife Airport operates together with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). The primary purpose of its combined works is to increase customer safety by installing functional airport security devices and improving operational space. Active since 2002, CATSA represents a Crown corporation that is accountable for providing, managing, and supporting effective and consistent screening services across many Canadian airports, including YZF. The company is dedicated to maintaining its activities in full agreement with the installed safety and security standards.

Full Body Scanner

A full-body scanner device at the security checkpoint is managed to reveal objects, including weapons and explosives that could be hidden under clothing. The technology is safe and effective. It affords a choice between full-body scanning and a physical search for passengers who are picked for additional screening.

The screening agent detects an image that has no identifying features and resembles a generic “stick” figure rather than a skeleton-type image.

Because the new images are general and are instantly and permanently removed after they are inspected, passengers should not be concerned regarding their privacy. If the full-body scanner shows an item under passenger clothing, the area of attention is highlighted in the image. CATSA is advised with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) throughout the improvement of this program.

The scanner operates by projecting low-level radio frequency (R.F.) energy over and around the passenger’s body. Health Canada’s analysis states that the energy released by the scanner is within Canada’s R.F. exposure guidelines and does not represent a risk factor to health and safety in single as well as repeated exposures. Since the energy used is non-invasive, it is safe and harmless for pregnant women as well as commuters with pacemakers or surgical metal implants (i.e., plates, screws).

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