Quaqtaq Airport is a small public airport that serves and is located near Quaqtaq, Quebec, Canada. It is operated by Administration Régionale Kativik. It can be found on the map at these coordinates: 61°02′47″N 069°37′04″W. It is elevated at 106 feet or 32 metres above mean sea level. According to the Canada Flight Supplement, the airport had 1,495 aircraft movements in 2010.
Quaqtaq is a northern village (Inuit community) situated in Nunavik, northern Quebec, Canada. As per the Canada 2011 census, its population was 376. It is one of the northernmost inhabited places in Quebec, located on the eastern shore of Diana Bay (Tuvaaluk in the Inuktitut language), on a peninsula that protrudes into the Hudson Strait, where it meets Ungava Bay. Its name signifies tapeworm. According to local folklore, the name originated from a man who once came to the area to hunt beluga and found live parasites in his faeces. Thus, his hunting companions began to call the place Quaqtaq. The only way to get into and out of Quaqtaq is via Quaqtaq Airport, as the village is inaccessible by road.
Services and Facilities
Quaqtaq Airport has one gravel runway directed 18/36, which measures 3,520 feet or 1,073 metres long. Due to the landfill northeast of the runway, birds and dogs may be encountered. It is currently served by one airline, Air Inuit, which offers flights to and from domestic destinations: Aupaluk, Kangiqsujuaq, Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq, Montreal-Trudeau, Quebec City, Salluit, Schefferville, and Tasiujaq.