On Baffin Island, the regional airlines and charter operators are based in Iqaluit. First Air and Canadian North are the main scheduled carriers. First Air, Kivalliq Air and Calm Air serve the Kivalliq region, from a main hub in Rankin Inlet. And First Air and Canadian North serve Nunavut's Kitikmeot Region. Air Inuit provide service in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec. Air Canada no longer serves Iqaluit or Nunavut directly. Air Canada Jazz dropped its Montreal/Ottawa/Iqaluit run in August of 2011
Travel time by non-stop commercial jet service between Ottawa and Iqaluit is about 3 hours. Click Read More below for airline contact information.
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First Air offers daily scheduled Boeing 737 service between Iqaluit and Ottawa, Montreal, Rankin Inlet, Winnipeg and Yellowknife, with connections to Air Canada and other national and international carriers in Ottawa, Montreal, Yellowknife, Winnipeg and Edmonton. They also provide daily scheduled ATR-42 service on Baffin Island, and many communities in the Kivalliq and Kikitmeot regions of Nunavut.
First Air is one of the main air freight operators in Northern Canada. They also provide larger aircraft charters.
It is owned by the Inuit of Nunavik (northern Quebec) through the Makivik Corporation. They also own the Nunavik airline Air Inuit. First Air has a long history of arctic aviation. First Air's airline designator is 7F.
Canadian North offers daily scheduled Boeing 737 service between Iqaluit and Ottawa, and Iqaluit and Yellowknife, Calgary and Edmonton with connections to Air Canada and other national and international carriers in Ottawa, Yellowknife and Calgary/Edmonton. They also offer some code share flights to southern Canada with Air Canada. Canadian North also provide daily scheduled DASH-8 service to most Baffin Island communities, and other locations in Nunavut.
Canadian North is one of the main air freight operators in Northern Canada. And they also provide larger aircraft charters.
It is owned by the Inuit of Nunavut and the Inuvialuit of the Northwest Territories through NorTerra Inc. Canadian North's airline designator is 5T.
In addtion to charter and medevac services in Arctic Canada, and around the world, Kenn Borek Air provides scheduled service to some smaller communities in the Baffin Region of Nunavut, including Canada's most northern community, Grise Fiord. Kenn Borek Air services the region with Beech King Air, Twin Otter and DC3 aircraft.
Calm Air serves a number of communities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, including Rankin Inlet, Arviat, and Baker Lake. It also provides service to a number of northern Manitoba communities, and the city of Winnipeg. Their fleet includes SAAB 340B, HS-748; ATR-42 and Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.
In addition to passenger service, Calm Air provides cargo service in the Kivalliq Region.
Kivalliq Air, also known as Keewatin Air is the other regional carrier providing scheduled service in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. They also provide air ambulance services in the Kivalliq and Baffin regions.
Air Inuit is the regional airline serving the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec. Like First Air, it is owned by the Inuit of Nunavik, through the Makivik Corporation.
Air Inuit does not make direct connections between the south and Nunavut, but it does provide service from Montreal to most Nunavik communities, as well as service within the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec.
|Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 22:55|