We took a drive out to the new airport today and its good to see the work on the airport terminal coming along. Perhaps by the end of the summer flights will be coming into Arctic Bay instead of a half an hour away at the airport that was built in a cloud.
The plane on the apron belongs to the construction company. Essentially, until the airport gets taken over by the government it is a private strip operated by the company, and they can use it as such. The runway and lights etc. have been completed, and I believe that they are waiting on the completion of the terminal and the approval of Nav Canada before opening it officially.
Like spring, it is slowly coming.