New Nain Airport Project

The Nunatsiavut Government is proposing the construction and operation of a new airport located on Inuit lands about nine kilometres southwest of Nain, in Newfoundland and Labrador. As proposed, the New Nain Airport Project would include a 1,830-metre-long gravel airplane runway, a multifunctional airport terminal, a 13-kilometre-long access road, a hanger and other related infrastructure. The new facility would be able to operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day, year-round, to provide essential services to the community.

Latest update

March 11, 2024 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued the Summary of Issues to the proponent on February 27, 2024, for the preparation of the Detailed Project Description and Response to the Summary of Issues.

At a glance

1. Planning

1. Planning

In progress 126/180 days

Key documents

Comment periods

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

Not started 0/1095 days
3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

4. Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
5. Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

The project is expected to begin as federal authorizations are issued and other compliance requirements are met.

5. Post Decision

Not started



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New Nain Airport Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-725-2725

  • Location

    • Nain (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Nunatsiavut Government
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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