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List of airlines of Canada

This is a list of airlines of Canada which have an Air Operator Certificate issued by Transport Canada, the civil aviation authority of Canada. Please see lists of airlines by provinces or territories for sorted lists.
Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub Airport(s) or
Adlair Aviation Cambridge Bay Charters[1] Registered with the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti Policy.[2][3]
Adler Aviation SWH SHOCKWAVE Waterloo Charters, cargo, flight training[4]
Air Canada AC ACA AIR CANADA Montréal–Trudeau,
Toronto Pearson,
Flag carrier of Canada.[5] Largest in Canada.[6]
Air Canada Express Various Various Various Calgary,
Toronto Pearson,
EVAS, Jazz Aviation and Sky Regional Airlines operating as feeder airlines for Air Canada[7]
Air Canada Jetz Montréal–Trudeau Executive charters, sports teams[8] Example colours only. Jetz uses A319
Air Canada Rouge RV ROU ROUGE Montréal–Trudeau,
Toronto Pearson,
Leisure airline
Air Creebec YN CRQ CREE Val-d'Or Regional, charters[9]
AirExpress Ontario Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier,
Oshawa Municipal
Air Georgian ZX GGN GEORGIAN Toronto Pearson Regional, charters, cargo[11]
Air Inuit 3H AIE INUIT Montréal–Trudeau Scheduled passenger service, charters, combi, cargo, helicopter[12]
Air Labrador WJ LAL LAB AIR Goose Bay Regional, charters[13]
Air Montmagny Montmagny Charters, sky diving[14][15]
Air North 4N ANT AIR NORTH Erik Nielsen Whitehorse Scheduled passenger service, charters, cargo[16]
Air Nunavut BFF AIR BAFFIN Iqaluit Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance) only.[17] Registered with the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti Policy[2][18] and with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated as an Inuit Firm.[19][20]
Air Saguenay Chutes-des-Passes,
Lac Sébastien
Regional, charters, floatplanes[21]
Air Spray ASB Red Deer Aerial firefighting[22]
AirSprint ASP AIRSPRINT Calgary Fractional ownership of aircraft[23]
Air Tindi 8T Yellowknife,
Fort Simpson
Scheduled passenger service, charters. Owned by Discovery Air.[24][25]
Air Transat TS TSC AIR TRANSAT Montréal–Trudeau Scheduled passenger service, Charter airline. Owned by Transat A.T..[26]
Aklak Air 6L AKK AKLAK Inuvik (Mike Zubko) Scheduled passenger service, charters. Part of the Inuvialuit Development Corporation.[27]
Alkan Air AKN ALKAN AIR Erik Nielsen Whitehorse Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[28]
Bar XH Air BXH PALLISER Medicine Hat Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[29]
Bearskin Airlines BLS BEARSKIN Sioux Lookout,
Thunder Bay
Regional, scheduled passenger service, charters[30]
Brock Air Services BRD BROCK AIR Kingston/Norman Rogers Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[31]
Buffalo Airways J4 BFL BUFFALO Hay River/Merlyn Carter Scheduled passenger service, charters, cargo, aerial firefighting. featured on Ice Pilots NWT.[32]
Calm Air MO CAV CALM AIR Thompson Scheduled passenger service, charters, cargo[33]
Canada Jetlines Vancouver International Airport Low-cost startup airline.
Canadian Helicopters CDN CANADIAN Les Cèdres, Quebec Carters, flight training, aerial firefighting. Along with Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter, Atlantis Systems International and Canadian Base Operators operates Allied Wings.[34][35]
Canadian North 5T MPE EMPRESS Yellowknife Scheduled passenger service, charter airline[36]
CanJet C6 CJA CANJET Halifax Stanfield Low cost charter airline[37]
Capital Helicopters Erik Nielsen Whitehorse Helicopter charter service. Bell 206 and Robinson R44 Raven II aircraft[38]
Cargojet W8 CJT CARGOJET John C. Munro Hamilton Cargo[39]
Central Mountain Air 9M GLR GLACIER Smithers Regional, charters[40]
CHC Helicopter HMB HUMMINGBIRD Richmond, British Columbia Helicopter charters, flight training[41]
Cloud Air Lake Muskoka/Mortimer's Point Floatplane, scheduled passenger service, charters, flight training[42]
Corilair Campbell River Charters and scheduled floatplane[43]
Cougar Helicopters CHI COUGAR St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Helicopter services to oil platforms and ships off the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia coast[44]
DAL Aviation Cambridge Bay Water Seasonal floatplane charters.[45]
Enerjet EG ENJ ENERJET AIR Calgary Charter airline[46]
Exact Air Baie-Comeau Scheduled, charter passenger and cargo services, as well as supplying aviation fuel, ground services and aircraft maintenance and repair.[47]
Exploits Valley Air Services 8K EVAS Gander Scheduled passenger service as part of Air Canada Express, sightseeing flights, air ambulance services and maintenance.[48]
Fast Air PRB POLAR BEAR Winnipeg Air ambulance services, charter, helicopters[49]
First Air 7F FAB FIRST AIR Yellowknife,
Scheduled passenger service, cargo, charters[50]
Flair Airlines FLE FLAIR Kelowna Charter airline[51]
Flightexec Buttonville,
Charter airline, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[52][53]
Harbour Air Seaplanes H3 HARBOUR EXPRESS Vancouver Harbour Scheduled passenger service, charters[54]
Harv's Air Service Steinbach (South) Charters, flight training, air taxi[55][56]
Hawkair BH Terrace and Kitimat Regional airline, scheduled passenger service, charters[57]
Helicopter Transport Services Carp Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance), aerial firefighting[58]
Helijet JB JBA HELIJET Vancouver Scheduled passenger service, charters[59]
Innu Mikun Airlines Goose Bay Regional airline, charters. A joint partnership between Innu Development Limited Partnership and Provincial Airlines.[60]
Integra Air Lethbridge Scheduled passenger service, charters[61]
Island Express Air Abbotsford Scheduled passenger service[62]
Jazz QK JZA JAZZ Halifax Stanfield Formally Jazz Aviation LP, regional and charter airline, operates as Air Canada Express[63]
KD Air XC KDC KAY DEE Vancouver Scheduled passenger service, charters[64]
Keewatin Air FK Rankin Inlet Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance) only.[65]
KF Cargo KW KFA FLIGHTCRAFT Kelowna Scheduled passenger service, cargo Charter airline. Along with Canadian Helicopters, Atlantis Systems International and Canadian Base Operators operates KF Defence Programs.[34][66]
Kenn Borek Air 4K KBA BOREK AIR Calgary Charters, aircraft leasing[67]
Keystone Air Service KEE KEYSTONE Winnipeg/St. Andrews Charters[68]
Kivalliq Air FK Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Scheduled passenger service[69]
Kootenay Direct Airlines Nelson Charters[70]
LR Helicopters Calgary/Springbank Charters, flight training[71]
McMurray Aviation Fort McMurray Charters, flight training[72]
Maritime Air Charter Halifax Stanfield Air charter. Provides fixed-wing service for Environment Canada to Sable Island.[73] Example colours only aircraft no longer registered in Canada.[74]
Missinippi Airways The Pas/Grace Lake Charters and scheduled services. Bases at Thompson, Flin Flon and a sub-base at Pukatawagan[75]
Morningstar Air Express MAL MORNINGSTAR Edmonton Cargo airline that operates a FedEx Canada contract.[76] Example colours only aircraft now registered to WestJet.[77]
Nakina Air Service T2 Nakina Floatplane charters[78]
Nolinor Aviation NRL NOLINOR Montréal–Mirabel Charter airline[79]
Nor-Alta Aviation LT Fort Vermilion,
High Level
Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[80]
North Cariboo Air NCB NORTH CARIBOU Fort St. John Charter airline[81]
Northern Air Peace River Charters, scheduled flights and air ambulance[82]
Northern Thunderbird Air NTA THUNDERBIRD Prince George Scheduled passenger service, charters[83]
Northwestern Air J3 PLR POLARIS Fort Smith Scheduled passenger service, charters, cargo[84]
North-Wright Airways HW NWL NORTHWRIGHT Norman Wells Scheduled passenger service, charters[85]
Ookpik Aviation Baker Lake Charters.[86]
Orca Airways ORK ORCA Vancouver Scheduled passenger service, charters[87]
Ornge Thunder Bay,
Sioux Lookout,
Timmins/Victor M. Power
Air ambulance
Pacific Coastal Airlines 8P PCO PASCO Vancouver Scheduled passenger service, charters[88]
Pascan Aviation PSC PASCAN Montréal/Saint-Hubert Regional airline, charters[89]
Pat Bay Air Victoria Water Floatplane charters[90]
Perimeter Aviation 4B PAG PERIMETER Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Scheduled passenger service, charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance), flight training[91]
Porter Airlines PD POE PORTER AIR Billy Bishop Toronto Regional airline[92]
Pronto Airways WEW PRONTO Prince Albert (Glass Field) Scheduled passenger service.[93] Part of West Wind Aviation.[94]
Propair PRO PROPAIR Rouyn-Noranda Charter airline, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[95]
Provincial Airlines PB SPR SPEEDAIR St. John's Scheduled passenger service, charters[96]
R1 Airlines TSH TRANSCANADA Calgary Charter airline, aircraft leasing[97]
Salt Spring Air Ganges Floatplane, scheduled passenger service, charters[98]
Seair Seaplanes Vancouver Water Floatplane, scheduled passenger service, charters[99]
Silverline Helicopters Holland Landing
Sky Regional Airlines RS SKV MAPLE Montréal–Trudeau Scheduled passenger service as Air Canada Express
SkyLink Aviation SKK SKYLINK Toronto Pearson Charters, cargo[100]
SkyLink Express SLQ SKYLINK Toronto Pearson Charters, cargo[101]
SkyNorth Air Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Scheduled passenger service, charters[102]
Skyservice Business Aviation Montréal–Trudeau,
Toronto Pearson
Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[103] Example colours only aircraft now registered to Albatros Aircraft Corporation.[104]
Stanton Airways Orillia/Lake St John Floatplanes, charters and fly-in fishing camps[105]
Starlink Aviation Q4 TLK STARLINK Montréal–Trudeau Example colours only aircraft no longer registered in Canada.[106]
Summit Air Yellowknife Charters[107]
Sunwest Aviation CNK CHINOOK Calgary Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[108]
Sunwing Airlines WG SWG SUNWING Montréal–Trudeau,
Toronto Pearson
Scheduled passenger service, charter airline[109]
Superior Airways Red Lake Charters[110]
Thomas Cook Airlines Canada
Thunder Airlines THU AIR THUNDER Thunder Bay Scheduled passenger service, charters[111]
Tofino Air Tofino Harbour Scheduled passenger service, charters[112]
Transwest Air 9T ATHABASKA Prince Albert (Glass Field) Helicopters, scheduled passenger service, charters[113]
Unaalik Aviation Resolute Bay Scheduled passenger service to 5 destinations in Nunavut.[114] Registered with the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti Policy,[2] with bases in Cambridge Bay[115] and Iqaluit.[116]
Universal Helicopters Goose Bay Helicopters[117]
Vancouver Island Air Campbell River Seaplane, scheduled passenger service, charters[118]
VIH Helicopters Saanich, British Columbia Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance), aerial firefighting[119] Example colours only aircraft now different type.[120]
Visionair Quebec Visionair Québec City Jean Lesage flight training[121][122]
Voyageur Airways VC VAL VOYAGEUR North Bay/Jack Garland Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[123]
Wasaya Airways WSG WASAYA Thunder Bay Scheduled passenger service, charters[124]
West Coast Air 8O YWZ Vancouver Harbour Floatplanes, scheduled passenger service, charters[125]
WestJet WS WJA WESTJET Calgary,
Toronto Pearson
Low-cost carrier, scheduled passenger service. Canada's second largest airline after Air Canada[126]
WestJet Encore WEN Calgary
West Wind Aviation WEW WESTWIND Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker Scheduled passenger service, charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance). Also owns Pronto Airways.[94][127]
White River Air WRA White River Fly-in outposts[128]
Wilderness Air Vermilion Bay Floatplanes, fly-in fishing camps[129]

See also


  1. ^ Official site - Adlair Aviation
  2. ^ a b c The Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti Policy requires that the owner, or 51% ownership of the companies shares, be Nunavut residents. Full criteria is at Criteria for NNI Registration.
  3. ^ NNI Policy Business Profile - Adlair Aviation
  4. ^ Adler Aviation
  5. ^ Corporate Profile
  6. ^ Air Canada at Star Alliance
  7. ^ Air Canada launches new regional brand
  8. ^ Our Clients
  9. ^ Air Creebec
  10. ^ AirExpress Ontario
  11. ^ Air Georgian
  12. ^ Our Fleet
  13. ^ Services
  14. ^ Outdoor Activities - Plane Rours and Sky Diving
  15. ^ Forfaits
  16. ^ Air North
  17. ^ Air Nunavut Limited - Complete Profile at Industry Canada
  18. ^ NNI Policy Business Profile - Air Nunavut
  19. ^ Article 24 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement requires that the owner, or 51% ownership of the companies shares, be Inuit. Full details at Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
  20. ^ Firm Details for - Air Nunavut
  21. ^ Air Saguenay
  22. ^ Air Spray
  23. ^ AirSprint
  24. ^ Discovery Air
  25. ^ Air Tindi
  26. ^ Air Transat at Transat A.T.
  27. ^ Aklak Air at the Inuvialuit Development Corporation.
  28. ^ Alkan Air - Company
  29. ^ Bar XH Air - Services
  30. ^ Bearskin Airlines
  31. ^ About The Kingston Airport
  32. ^ Buffalo Airways
  33. ^ Calm Air
  34. ^ a b Canada Wings - Participants
  35. ^ Canadian Helicopters
  36. ^ Canadian North
  37. ^ CanJet About Us
  38. ^ Capital Helicopters (1995) Inc.
  39. ^ Cargojet Airways
  40. ^ Central Mountain Air About Us
  41. ^ CHC Helicopter About Us
  42. ^ Cloud Air
  43. ^ Corilair
  44. ^ Cougar Helicopters About Us
  45. ^ DAL Aviation at High Arctic Lodge
  46. ^ Enerjet
  47. ^ Exact Air
  48. ^ EVAS Air
  49. ^ Fast Air
  50. ^ First Air route map
  51. ^ Flair Airlines
  52. ^ Flightexec
  53. ^ The Craig Evan Corporation O/A Flightexec
  54. ^ Harbour Air
  55. ^ Harv's Air Service Air Taxi Service
  56. ^ Harv's Air Service
  57. ^ Hawkair
  58. ^ Helicopter Transport Services - About
  59. ^ Helijet
  60. ^ Innu Mikun Airlines - About
  61. ^ Integra Air
  62. ^ Island Express Air
  63. ^ About Jazz
  64. ^ KD Air
  65. ^ Keewatin Air Lifeline
  66. ^ KF Cargo - Flight Operations
  67. ^ Kenn Borek Air
  68. ^ Keystone Air Service
  69. ^ Kivalliq Air
  70. ^ Kootenay Direct Airlines
  71. ^ LR Helicopters
  72. ^ McMurray Aviation
  73. ^ Maritime Air Charter
  74. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result
  75. ^ Missinippi Airways
  76. ^ Morningstar Air Express
  77. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result
  78. ^ Nakina Air Service at Pilot Career Centre
  79. ^ Nolinor Aviation
  80. ^ Nor-Alta Aviation
  81. ^ North Cariboo Air
  82. ^ Northern Air
  83. ^ Northern Thunderbird Air
  84. ^ Northwestern Air
  85. ^ North-Wright Airways
  86. ^ Baker Lake 2008
  87. ^ Orca Airways
  88. ^ Pacific Coastal Airlines
  89. ^ Pascan Aviation
  90. ^ Pat Bay Air
  91. ^ Perimeter Aviation
  92. ^ Porter Airlines
  93. ^ Pronto Airways
  94. ^ a b West Wind Aviation
  95. ^ Propair
  96. ^ Provincial Airlines
  97. ^ Regional 1
  98. ^ Salt Spring Air
  99. ^ Seair Seaplanes
  100. ^ SkyLink Aviation
  101. ^ SkyLink Express
  102. ^ SkyNorth Air
  103. ^ Skyservice Business Aviation
  104. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result
  105. ^ Stanton Airways
  106. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result
  107. ^ Summit Air
  108. ^ Sunwest Aviation
  109. ^ Sunwing Airlines
  110. ^ Superior Airways
  111. ^ Thunder Airlines
  112. ^ Tofino Air
  113. ^ Transwest Air
  114. ^ Unaalik Aviation schedule
  115. ^ Unaalik Aviation (2004) Inc. - Cambridge Bay
  116. ^ Unaalik Aviation (2004) Inc. - Iqaluit
  117. ^ Universal Helicopters
  118. ^ Vancouver Island Air
  119. ^ VIH Helicopters
  120. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result
  121. ^ Visionair Québec (Visionair)
  122. ^ Contact
  123. ^ Voyageur Airways
  124. ^ Wasaya Airways
  125. ^ West Coast Air
  126. ^ WestJet, Air France, KLM work toward code-share
  127. ^ Services
  128. ^ White River Air Charter Services
  129. ^ Wilderness Air
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