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YRL Arrival and Departure Information

Airstrip Details

Elevation1266 ASL
LocationN51.04.02 W93.47.35
Airstrip TypeAsphalt, all-weather surface
Length5001'x 150'
DirectionRunway 080(079°)/260(259°)
LightingARCAL - 122.3 Type K, PAPI, ODALS, Rotating Beacon


RCOKenora rdo 122.3 (RAAS) 12-04Z Winnipeg rdo 123.55 (FISE)
MFKenora rdo 122.3 12-04Z O/T tfc 122.3 5NM 4300 ASL
PALWinnipeg ctr 135.325


NAVIGATION NDBRL 218 (M) N51.03.40 W93.47.06 318° 0.4NM to A/D
VOR/DMEYRL 114.0 Ch 87 N51.04.17 W93.45.43 (1280') 255° 1.2 NM to A/D

Airport Fees

Fees and Charges related to the Airport use are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis. Please see Schedule B of the fees By-Law for information on landing fees, terminal charges, Aircraft Parking Charges, Land rental Rates, Terminal Space, Vehicle Concession, Vending Machines, Advertising, Vehicle Parking, Fuel Concession, Heaters and Improvement Fees.

Parking Fees

The Red Lake Airport has both short and long term parking available out side of the Terminal Building. Please see Schedule B of the fees By-Law for current parking rates.

Airport Management Thunder Bay Airport Services

Duane Riddell - Airport Manager
2508 Hwy 125
P.O. Box 130
Cochenour, ON, P0V 1L0
P: (807) 662-2581
F: (807) 662-2303
Administration (Airport Terminal Building)(807) 662-2581
"On Duty" Cell Phone(807) 728-0997
"After Hours" Cell Phone(807) 727-0262
Airport Hours0600-2130 Local; (12-0230Z)
Administration Hours0800-1600

Hangar Information

Wasaya Airways(807) 662-1119
Superior Airways(807) 662-4300
North Star Air(807) 728-3455

Fueling Facilities

Fuel: 100LL, JA-1 FSll - Jet A
Aviation Oil: All

Fast Air Jet Centre (807) 662-7241 Website

Aircraft Maintenance & Repair

Wasaya Airways(807) 662-1119
Red Lake Seaplane Service(807) 727-3611
Superior Airways(807) 662-4300


NOTAM Winnipeg FSS(866) 992-7433

Flight Planning - NAV Canada

Winnipeg Flight Information Center (FIC)
Nav Canada web site

NAV Canada(866) 992-7433
Kenora Flight Services(807) 548-5076
Winnipeg Flight Information Centre(866) 541-4103

Canada Customs

*Not Available at Red Lake Airport*

CANPASS(866) 226-7277
FORT FRANCES Canada Customs (Local)(807) 274-3655 x 240
KENORA Canada Customs (Local)(807) 548-5926

Rides and Rentals

AVIS Car Rental(807) 727-9981
Wreck Car - Car Rentals(807) 727-9988
Red Lake Taxi(807) 727-2100

Red Lake Aerodrome Chart CYRL Please refer to the latest edition of Canada Flight Supplement

Red Lake Aerodrome chart from Canada flight supplement.

Red Lake VFR Terminal Procedures Chart Updated : 13 SEP 2012

Red Lake VFR Terminal Proceedures from Canada flight supplement.

Red Lake Airport is located 1 kilometre south of Cochenour, ON.  The Airport serves as a point of call for Air Carriers offering scheduled passenger service; an operating base for Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; and services both private and commercial fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter operators located on site.

Commercial air service to the area began in 1926 using the waters of Howey Bay on Red Lake as a float and sea plane base.  Due to the freight requirements of the gold mines developing in the area, Howey Bay was recognized as the busiest airport in the world during 1936 and 1937.

Construction of a 400' x 150' gravel runway began in 1946 and was put into use on May 29th, 1947 when Canadian Pacific Airlines began daily service from Winnipeg.

The Airport operated privately until 1959 when the Department of Transport took over and lighting was installed.  In 1996, the Township of Golden became the owner/operator of the Red Lake Airport and two years later, in 1998, the Township of Golden and Red Lake along with the Local Services Board of Madsen amalgamated to form the Municipality of Red Lake.

It was 1993 when the paved runway was extended to 5001' x 150' to help serve the future growth of the Red Lake Area.

In October 2011, a brand new state-of-the-art Airport Terminal opened its doors to help serve the growing numbers of regional visitors and travellers.  On June 22, 2012 the Airport Terminal was officially named J.E.J. Fahlgren Terminal after a man with a great vision for the area.

Those leaving or arriving in Red Lake now enter a building that boasts large ticket and rental car counters, luggage carousels, naturally lit seating areas, NAVCan offices and space for administration.  Along with these additions, a modern parking lot has been implemented.

Rental space is available for franchise inside the Airport Terminal Building.

We invite you to help us improve our services at the Red Lake Airport by sharing your questions, concerns or comments on the way we provide services to the public.

All feedback should be directed to Administration or the Red Lake Airport Manager. Feedback from customers may be received in person, in writing, by email, telephone or by another method. A suggestion box can be found in the Airport Terminal Building on the counter at the Check-in area.

Red Lake Airport
Box 130
Cochenour, ON
P0V 1L0
Phone: (807) 662-2581