Iqaluit International Airport

Completion Date2017

In April 2019, Concert Infrastructure acquired a majority interest in Arctic Infrastructure Limited Partnership, the project company responsible for the improvement, operation and maintenance of the Iqaluit International Airport in Nunavut.  The project included the design and construction of a new air terminal building and combined services building, the repaving and expansion of the runway, taxiway and apron, and the enhancement of roadways and lighting systems.  The facility opened in December 2017, with the 30-year concession period concluding in 2047. This airport serves as a major gateway to the north, with scheduled passenger service from Ottawa, Montreal, Rankin Inlet, and Kuujjuaq and other smaller communities throughout eastern Nunavut, enabling access to its capital city in Iqaluit. 

The Iqaluit International Airport project utilizes a public-private partnership model with the Government of Nunavut and has an original contract value of $298.5 million.  With this acquisition, Concert Infrastructure assumes responsibility for the project, while Nunavut Airport Services Ltd., a subsidiary of Winnipeg Airport Authority, remains in charge of day-to-day facility and airport operations. Ownership of the Airport remains with the Government of Nunavut. 

The project has been a recipient of several awards including the Gold Award for Infrastructure from the CCPPP National Awards in 2017.