The Department is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining the airport at Kuujjuaq in accordance with all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations. These responsibilities are covered under an agreement between Transport Canada and the KRG. The Kuujjuaq airport is an important gateway to the communities of Ungava Bay and Hudson Strait, providing an essential link for emergency evacuations, personal and business travel, as well as the transportation of basic food items.
The Department also manages, operates and maintains the airports in the region’s 13 other communities in accordance with all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations. These responsibilities as well as the management of community aerodrome radio stations are covered under the Agreement concerning Block Funding for the Kativik Regional Government (Sivunirmut Agreement).