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June 26, 2017

Air Borealis was launched on 15Jun2017 by Air Labrador & Innu Mikun Airlines with the aim of serving Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada's far east. It is based in Goose Bay [added]

June 22, 2017

Burrard Air operated around Vancouver in the 1980s [added]
May 12, 2017 Van City Seaplanes serves the BC South Coastal Region as a charter seaplane operator [added]
Airline Status Operating Dates
A. Fecteau Transport Aerien   

Renamed

1936 - 1973

^ Comments : Air Fecteau was formed as A. Fecteau Transport Aerien

^ Genealogy : A. Fecteau Transport Aerien >Air Fecteau…..>Propair

ACS (Air Charter Systems)   

Inactive

1986* - 1988

^ Comments : ACS was formed in 1986

^ Genealogy :  

Adlair Aviation   

Active

1984 - date

^ Comments : Adlair Aviation was founded in 1983 to provide charter service to communities in the Kitikmeot Region, NWT

^ Genealogy :  

Adler Aviation   

Active

1996 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Advance Air Charters   

Inactive

2000* - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Adventure Air   

Active

2002* - date

^ Comments : Adventure Air was formed in 2002

^ Genealogy :  

Aerial Recon Surveys   

Unsure

2000* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Bee Airlines   

Not started

(2012)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Link   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Trades Western   

Renamed

1979* - 1984

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Soundair

AeroFalcon   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments : AeroFalcon was formed in 2003 & intended to start scheduled flights from Toronto to India and Pakaistan

^ Genealogy :  

AeroPro   

Inactive

1988* - 2010

^ Comments : AeroPro was formed in 1988

^ Genealogy :  

Air 2000   

Renamed

1988* - 1989

^ Comments : Air 2000 was founded in 1988

^ Genealogy : Air 2000 >Canada 3000

Air 500   

Inactive

1988 - 2007

^ Comments : Air 500 was founded in 1988 & ceased operations in Apr2007

^ Genealogy :  

Air Alliance   

Renamed

1988 - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Alliance >>Air Nova + Air BC + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Air Alliance   

Unsure

2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Alma   

Inactive

1980 - 2002

^ Comments : Air Alma was founded as Metrolitan Air Services in 1959 and renamed to Alma Air Services in Alma in 1959. Adopted current name in 1980

^ Genealogy : Alma Air Services >Air Alma

Air Amos   

Inactive

1964 - 1964*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Arctic   

Active

2007* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Atlantic   

Inactive

1986 - 2000*

^ Comments : Air Atlantic was founded in 1985. Operated as a Canadian partner airline with extensive regional services

^ Genealogy :  

Air Atonabee   

Renamed

1979 - 1979*

^ Comments : Air Atonabee was formed as Atonabee Airways in Peterborough, Ontario and renamed in 1979

^ Genealogy : Atonabee Airways >Air Atonabee

Air Baffin   

Renamed

1989* - 1992*

^ Comments : Air Nunavut was formed as Air Baffin in 1989

^ Genealogy : Air Baffin >Air Nunavut

Air BC   

Renamed

1980 - 2000*

^ Comments : Air BC was formed in 1980 by the merger of 9 airlines. Air Canada merged Canadian Airlines’s former regional operations, flown by Air BC, Air Nova, Canadian Regional and Air Ontario into Air Canada Jazz on 01Jan2001. Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011

^ Genealogy : Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal Airlines + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S =>Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Air Bellevue   

Active

1970* - date

^ Comments : Air Bellevue was formed in 1970

^ Genealogy :  

Air Borealis  added

Planned

2017 >

^ Comments : Air Borealis was launched on 15Jun2017 by Air Labrador & Innu Mikun Airlines with the aim of serving Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada's far east. It is based in Goose Bay

^ Genealogy :  

Air Bras D'Or   

Inactive

1986* - 1986*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Bravo   

Active

2001* - date

^ Comments : Air Bravo was founded in 2001 as a small, one aircraft air service in Northern Ontario

^ Genealogy :  

Air Brazeau   

Renamed

1978* - 1978*

^ Comments : Quebec Aviation was formed as Northwestern Airways, renamed to Air Brazeau and then to last name before the merger into Inter-Canadien

^ Genealogy : Northwestern Airways >Air Brazeau >Quebec Aviation >>….Inter-Canadien

Air Cab   

Active

1987* - date

^ Comments : Air Cab was formed in 1987

^ Genealogy :  

Air Caledonia   

Inactive

1984* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Canada   

Active

1964 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Canada

Air Canada Cargo   

Active

2001* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Canada Express   

Active

2011 - date

^ Comments : Air Canada merged Canadian Airlines’s former regional operations, flown by Air BC, Air Nova, Canadian Regional and Air Ontario into Air Canada Jazz on 01Jan2001. Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011. Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011

^ Genealogy :  

Air Canada Jetz   

Active

2001 - date

^ Comments : Air Canada Jetz was formed by Air Canada to transport sports teams. Formed & started operations on 31Oct2001

^ Genealogy :  

Air Canada Regional   

Renamed

2001 - 2002

^ Comments : Air Canada merged Canadian Airlines’s former regional operations, flown by Air BC, Air Nova, Canadian Regional and Air Ontario into Air Canada Jazz on 01Jan2001. Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011

^ Genealogy : Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Air Canada rouge   

Active

2013 - date

^ Comments : Air Canada rouge was officially launched on 19Dec2012 and began services on 01Jul2013

^ Genealogy :  

Air CanadaLite   

Not started

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Caravane   

Inactive

1978* - 1981*

^ Comments : Air Caravane was founded in 1978

^ Genealogy :  

Air Cardinal   

Inactive

1980* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Caribou  updated

Inactive

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments : [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]

^ Genealogy : Air Caribou >>Air Saguenay

Air Club International (Globe Azur Airlines)   

Inactive

1993 - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Columbus Vacations (Vacances Air Columbus)   

Inactive

2002 - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Commando   

Unsure

2003* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Commonwealth Alberta   

Inactive

1969 - 1970

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Commonwealth Alberta

Air Creebec   

Active

1982 - date

^ Comments : Air Creebec started operations 01Jul1982

^ Genealogy :  

Air Fecteau   

Inactive

1973 - 1981

^ Comments : Air Fecteau was formed as A. Fecteau Transport Aerien

^ Genealogy : A. Fecteau Transport Aerien >Air Fecteau…..>Propair

Air Gaspé   

Renamed

1951 - 1973

^ Comments : Air Gaspé began charter flights in 1951 and became a subsidiary of Quebecair in 1973

^ Genealogy : Air Gaspé >>Quebecair

Air Georgian   

Active

1994 - date

^ Comments : Air Georgian operations started on 30Jun1994. Charter passenger and cargo carrier but also dba Ontario Regional Airlines and Air Alliance

^ Genealogy :  

Air Inuit   

Active

1978 - date

^ Comments : Air Inuit was established in 1978 by the Makivik Corporation & operations started on 30Jun1978

^ Genealogy :  

Air Ivanhoe   

Active

1980* - date

^ Comments : Air Ivanhoe was formed in 1980. Based in Northern Ontario and offered fishing and trips

^ Genealogy :  

Air Jasper   

Active

1987* - date

^ Comments : Air Jasper was founded in 1987 & offers sight-seeing tours around Jasper National Park from Jasper/Hinton Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Air Labrador (Labrador Airways)  updated

Active

1983 - date

^ Comments : Air Labrador was established in 1948 and started operations on 30Jun1948 as Newfoundland Airways, operating out of Gander. Passenger, cargo and charter service from St.John's, Deer Lake, St. Anthony, Goose Bay and Wabush, with connections to 14 coastal Labrador Communities

^ Genealogy : Newfoundland Airways >Air Labrador

Air Liaison   

Renamed

2001* - 2012

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Liaison >>Skyjet MG

Air Link Express   

Inactive

1979* - 1999

^ Comments : Air Link Express was founded in 1979

^ Genealogy :  

Air Luso   

Not started

(****)

^ Comments : Air Luso was formed as Luso Canadian Airlines

^ Genealogy : Luso Canadian Airlines >Air Luso

Air Manan (Manan Air Services)   

Unsure

1994* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Manitoba   

Inactive

1990 - 1994

^ Comments : Air Manitoba was founded as Ilford Riverton Airways in 1963. Known as Northlands Air Manitoba from 1983 onwards. Renamed to current name in 1990

^ Genealogy : Ilford Riverton Airways > Northlands Air Manitoba >Air Manitoba

Air Manitoba (Charter)   

Unsure

2003* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Maritime   

Renamed

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Maritime >>Canadian Airlines….>Air Canada

Air Melancon   

Active

1957* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Mikisew   

Inactive

1995 - 2010

^ Comments : Air Mikisew was formed as Contact Air in 1961. Ceased operations in 2010 & had its AOC revoked on 22Jul2011

^ Genealogy : Contact Air >Air Mikisew

Air Mistassini   

Inactive

1981 - 1982

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Mistassini

Air Mont-Laurier   

Active

1985* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Montmagny   

Active

1980* - date

^ Comments : Air Montmagny was founded in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Air Montreal   

Inactive

1982 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Muskoka   

Inactive

1975* - 2004

^ Comments : Air Muskoka was founded in 1975

^ Genealogy :  

Air Niagara   

Unsure

1986* - 1994*

^ Comments : Air Niagara was formed in 1986

^ Genealogy :  

Air Niagara Express   

Inactive

1978* - 1999

^ Comments : Air Niagara Express was established on 21Jul1978

^ Genealogy :  

Air Nootka  updated

Active

1981* - date

^ Comments : Air Nootka is a float plane charter service, serving Nootka and Kyyuquot Sounds which are on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

^ Genealogy :  

Air Nord-Ouest   

Active

1970* - date

^ Comments : Air Nord-Ouest was founded in 1970 & was Quebec based

^ Genealogy :  

Air North  updated

Active

1977 - date

^ Comments : Air North was formed 01Feb1977 by Joseph Sparling & Thomas Wood & operations started on 30Jun1977. Scheduled and charter services in the Yukon Territory and into Alaska

^ Genealogy :  

Air Nova   

Renamed

1986 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Nova + Air BC + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Air Nunavut   

Active

1996* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Nunavut

Air Ontario   

Renamed

1981* - 2001

^ Comments : Great Lakes Airlines was formed in 1960 as the air transport division of Holmes Blunt Co Ltd. Renamed in 1961 to Great Lakes Air Service & then Air Ontario. Air Canada merged Canadian Airlines’s former regional operations, flown by Air BC, Air Nova, Canadian Regional and Air Ontario into Air Canada Jazz on 01Jan2001. Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011

^ Genealogy : Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Air Optima (Aero Peninsule)   

Unsure

1999* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Otonabee   

Renamed

1980 - 1984

^ Comments : Otonabee Airways was founded in 1971 & renamed Air Atonabee in 1980

^ Genealogy : Air Otonabee >Otonabee Airways >City Express

Air Ottawa  updated

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments : Ottawa based flight training and discovery flights

^ Genealogy :  

Air Ranger   

Inactive

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Rimouski (Rimouski Aviation Syndicate)   

Renamed

1946 - 1953

^ Comments : [QUEBECAIR was formed as AIR RIMOUSKI (RIMOUSKI AVIATION SYNDICATE) in 1946]. [INTER-CANADIEN (Canadieu) was formed by various mergers and acquisitions that began with the formation of AIR RIMOUSKI in 1946. The name was changed in 1952 to QUEBECAIR and that stayed until 1987 when it merged with NORDAIR METRO and QUEBEC AVIATION and renamed to INTER-CANADIEN. It was then renamed to INTAIR and then back to INTER-CANADIEN (Canadieu) in 1991. Later to cease operations].

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Air Roberval   

Active

2010* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Big River Air >Air Roberval

Air Saguenay  updated

Active

1970 - date

^ Comments : AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)

^ Genealogy : Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay

Air Sask   

Renamed

1991 - 2000

^ Comments : Transwest Air was formed in 2000 by the merger of Air Sask (La Ronge Aviation) & Athabaska Airways Operations started on 11Sep2000

^ Genealogy : Air Sask (La Ronge Aviation + Athabasca Airways =>Transwest Air

Air Satellite   

Renamed

1968 - 2008

^ Comments : Air Satellite merged into Exact Air in Oct2007

^ Genealogy : Air Satellite >>Exact Air

Air Schefferville   

Inactive

1981* - 2004

^ Comments : Air Schefferville was founded in Schefferville, Quebec in 1981

^ Genealogy :  

Air Southwest   

Inactive

1983* - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Star   

Not started

(1991*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Swisha (Air Kipawa)   

Active

1962* - date

^ Comments : Air Swisha (Air Kipawa) was founded in 1962

^ Genealogy :  

Air Tindi   

Active

1988 - date

^ Comments : Air Tindi operations started 01Nov1988

^ Genealogy : >Air Tindi

Air Toronto   

Inactive

1988* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Canadian Regional

Air Transat   

Active

1987 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Transat Cargo   

Active

2011 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Tunilik   

Unsure

2004* - 2012*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Wemindji   

Inactive

1987* - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air West   

Inactive

1982* - 2005

^ Comments : Air West was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy :  

Air Windsor   

Unsure

1970 - 1979*

^ Comments : Air Windsor was formed as Gordon Airways

^ Genealogy : Gordon Airways >Air Windsor

Airborne Energy Solutions   

Active

1985* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airco Charters   

Inactive

1987* - 2012

^ Comments : Airco Charters was formed in 1987. Provided a scheduled service from Edmonton City Centre Airport to Grand Prairie. Suspended operations indefinitely on 24Feb2012

^ Genealogy :  

Air-Dale Flying Service   

Active

1956 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air-Dale

Airdale Flying Services   

Renamed

1946 - 1956

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air-Dale

AirExpress Ontario   

Active

1997* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AirGava   

Inactive

1973 - 1981

^ Comments : AirGava was formed as Lariviere Air Services

^ Genealogy : Lariviere Air Services >AirGava

Airspeed Aviation   

Renamed

1986* - 2009

^ Comments : Airspeed Aviation was founded in 1986 and was sold to Orca Airways in 2009

^ Genealogy : Airspeed Aviation >>Orca Airways

Air-Spray (Airspray)   

Active

1967* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AirSprint   

Active

2000* - date

^ Comments : AirSprint introduced fractional ownership to Canada in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

AirTransit Canada   

Inactive

1974 - 1976

^ Comments : Airtransit Canada was incorporated in 1973, started service in early 1974 and ceased operations in 1976 out of a small stolport for fights between Montreal and Ottawa

^ Genealogy :  

Airwave Transport   

Inactive

1999 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airwest Airlines   

Renamed

1964 - 1980

^ Comments : Haida AL + Island AL + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal AL + Airwest AL + West Coast A.S = Air BC >

^ Genealogy : Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal Airlines + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S =>Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Aklak Air   

Active

1978 - date

^ Comments : Aklak Air operations started on 30Jun1978

^ Genealogy : Aklak Air

Aklavik Flying Services   

Renamed

1970s

^ Comments : Aklavik Flying Services was acquired by Kenn Borek Air

^ Genealogy : Aklavik Flying Services >>Kenn Borek Air

Akwaaba Airlines   

Not started

(2005)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alberta Central Airways   

Active

1970* - date

^ Comments : Alberta Central Airways was formed in 1970

^ Genealogy :  

Alberta Citylink   

Inactive

1996 - 2011*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alberta Express   

Renamed

1986 - 1986*

^ Comments : Alberta Express, formed in 1986, was renamed to Alta Flights in 1986. Regional passenger and cargo charters throughout Canada

^ Genealogy : Alberta Express >Alta Flights

Alberta Government Air Transportation Services   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alberta Northern Airlines   

Inactive

1981* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alert Bay Air Services   

Renamed

1958* - 1978

^ Comments : Gulf Air Aviation was formed in 1958 as Alert Bay Air Services

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada Express

Alkan Air   

Active

1977* - date

^ Comments : Alkan Air was founded in 1977

^ Genealogy :  

All Points Airways   

Inactive

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

All West Freight   

Unsure

1996* - 2012*

^ Comments : All West Freight was formed in 1995

^ Genealogy :  

AllCanada Express   

Inactive

1992 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alma Air Services   

Renamed

1960 - 1980

^ Comments : Air Alma was founded as Metrolitan Air Services in 1959 and renamed to Alma Air Services in Alma in 1959. Adopted current name in 1980

^ Genealogy : Alma Air Services >Air Alma

Alpenglow Aviation   

Unsure

2000* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alpine Lakes Air (Saltwater West Enterprises)   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alta Flights   

Renamed

1998* - 2014

^ Comments : Alberta Express, formed in 1986, was renamed to Alta Flights in 1986. Regional passenger and cargo charters throughout Canada. It started scheduled services on 19Nov2001 but they were suspended on 01Jan2006. As of 01Oct2014, Alta Flights became part of Sunwest Aviation

^ Genealogy : Alberta Express >Alta Flights >>Sunwest Aviation

Ambassador World Charters   

Inactive

1994 - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Amigo Airways  updated

Renamed

1999 - 2006

^ Comments : Amigo Airways started in Dec1999 and was purchased by Seair Seaplanes in 2006

^ Genealogy : Amigo Airways >>Seair Seaplanes

Antarctic Airways   

Inactive

1987 - 1988

^ Comments : Antarctic Airways, an independent commercial airline, operated one DC-4 and two Twin Otter aircraft during the 1987–88 summer season. The DC-4 made twelve direct flights between Punta Arenas, Chile, and the Ellsworth Mountains. The Twin Otters were used for onward flights to destinations including the South Pole. The significance of this development is that scientists from countries that do not have ships or bases in the Antarctic can now work on the continent without either

^ Genealogy :  

Arctic Air  updated

Renamed

1964 - 1974

^ Comments : Simpson Air began in 1964 when it was known as Arctic Air. In 1974 it became Simpson Air and was later purchased in 1981 by then RCMP Officer, Ted Grant. It is the longest established flying business in the Mackenzie Valley, has been offering air charter service in the Nahanni-Ram area since the 1960s.

^ Genealogy : Arctic Air. >Simpson Air

Arctic Air   

Inactive

1999 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Arctic Sunwest  updated

Renamed

1993* - 2013

^ Comments : Arctic Sunwest was created in 1993 from the aviation division of RTL-Robinson Enterprises. Merged into Summit Air [Summit Air was initially a float plane operator in Atlin, BC and was relocated to Yellowknife, NT in 2001. Serving the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Had Arctic Sunwest merge in in 2013]

^ Genealogy : Arctic Sunwest >>Summit Air

Arctic Wings   

Renamed

1953* - 1956

^ Comments : Arctic Wings, based at Churchill on Hudson Bay, operated scheduled passenger and mail flights north to Baker Lake and south to Fort Severn [TRANSAIR was founded the merger of CENTRAL NORTHERN AIRWAYS and ARCTIC WINGS in 1956. Passenger services taken over by Calm Air in 1976. Acquired MIDWEST AIRLINES in 1969]. [PWA was founded as CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA AIRLINES in 1946 and renamed in 1953. Acquired QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES and ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS in 1955. Acquired BC AIRLINES in 1970 and merged with TRANSAIR in 1979]. [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989] [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Arctic Wings + Central Northern Airways =>Transair…..>Air Canada

Arctic Wings  updated

Inactive

20008 - 2003

^ Comments : Arctic Wings was founded in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Arrow Airways   

Renamed

1942* - 1942

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Arrow Aviation   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ashuanipi Aviation  updated

Inactive

1975* - 2004

^ Comments : Ashuanipi Aviation was founded in 1975

^ Genealogy :  

Associated Air Lines   

Unsure

1952* - 1953*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Associated Air Taxi   

Renamed

1946* - 1953*

^ Comments : Associated Air Taxi was founded in 1946. In1948 it was amalgamated with Port Alberni Airways started by Jack Moul and Slim Knight

^ Genealogy : Port Alberni Airways >>Associated Air Taxi >Central BC A.S…... >PWA >CPA >Air Canada

Associated Airways   

Renamed

1955* - 1955

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada

Astoria Air   

Inactive

1995 - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Astro Airline   

Unsure

1973* - 1973*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Athabasca Airways   

Renamed

1955 - 2000

^ Comments : Transwest Air was formed in 2000 by the merger of Air Sask (La Ronge Aviation) & Athabaska Airways Operations started on 11Sep2000

^ Genealogy : Air Sask (La Ronge Aviation + Athabasca Airways =>Transwest Air

Atikokan Aero Services   

Active

1976* - date

^ Comments : Atikokan Aero Services was formed in 1976

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantair   

Unsure

1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Airways   

Renamed

1985* - 1989

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Provincial Airlines

Atlantic Central Airlines   

Inactive

1960 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Charters   

Unsure

1982 - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Island Airways   

Inactive

1994 - 1994

^ Comments : Atlantic Island Airways was founded in 1994

^ Genealogy :  

Atlas Aviation   

Renamed

1962* - 1962*

^ Comments : Kenting Aviation was formed in late 1962 as Atlas Aviation. Operated asKenting Atlas Aviation for a while before assuming last name

^ Genealogy : Atlas Aviation >Kenting Atlas Aviation >Kenting Aviation >>Kenn Borek Air

Atleo River Air Services   

Active

1995* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atonabee Airways   

Renamed

1971 - 1979

^ Comments : Air Atonabee was formed as Atonabee Airways in Peterborough, Ontario and renamed in 1979

^ Genealogy : Atonabee Airways >Air Atonabee

Austin Airways   

Renamed

1934 - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada Express

Aviabek   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aviation Boreal   

Inactive

1989* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aviation Business Flights   

Renamed

1985* - 1994

^ Comments : WestEx evolved from Aviation Business Flights. Vancouver based international, regional and domestic passenger and express package carrier

^ Genealogy : Aviation Business Flights >WestEx

Aviation Comercial Aviation   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aviation Mauricie   

Active

2001* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aviation Quebec Labrador   

Inactive

1983* - 2003

^ Comments : Aviation Quebec Labrador was formed in 1983 & provided a scheduled service for Air Canada.

^ Genealogy :  

Avionair   

Renamed

1981 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Aviation Starlink

Avnorth Aviation   

Inactive

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Awood Air   

Inactive

1962 - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

B C Yukon Air Service   

Unsure

1953 - 1979*

^ Comments : B C Yukon Air Service was formed as Northern British Columbia Air Service

^ Genealogy : Northern British Columbia Air Service >B C Yukon Air Service

B.C. Airways   

Unsure

1928* - 1933*

^ Comments : The crash of a Ford Trimotor in Puget Sound, Washington, during bad weather kills 7 people and is called Canada’s first major air disaster

^ Genealogy :  

Baie Comeau Air Services   

Renamed

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Baie Comeau Air Services >Golfe Air Quebec

Bamaji Air   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bar XH Air   

Renamed

1974 - 2010*

^ Comments : Integra Air was established 1998 & operations started on 15Sep1999. Acquired the Calgary and Medicine Hat based air charter company Bar XH Air in Sep2010

^ Genealogy : Bar XH Air >>Integra Air

Barney's Ontario Central (Ontario Central Airlines)   

Inactive

1986 - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Baxter Aviation   

Renamed

1985* - 2007

^ Comments : Baxter Aviation was formed by Tom & Linda Baxter in 1985. Provides scheduled and charter in the Pacific Northwest. Acquired by West Coast Air

^ Genealogy : Baxter Aviation >>West Coast Air

Bay Chaleur Air   

Inactive

2002 - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bayview Air Service   

Inactive

1975* - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BC Airlines   

Renamed

1943* - 1969

^ Comments : BC Airlines was founded in 1943 as a charter operator by William Sylvester. It was one of the first commercial airlines in BC

^ Genealogy : Westinghouse Airways >BC Airlines >>PWA >CPA >Air Canada

BC Airlines   

Renamed

1970 - 1970

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada

Bearskin Airlines (Bearskin Lake Air Services)   

Active

1963 - date

^ Comments : Sioux Lookout, Ontario based Bearskin Airlines was established on 17Jul1963. Regional and domestic scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services around Northern Ontario

^ Genealogy :  

Beaver Air Services   

Renamed

1981* - 2006

^ Comments : Missinippi Airways was founded as Beaver Air Services in 1981 & renamed in 2006

^ Genealogy : Beaver Air Services >Missinippi Airways

Big River Air   

Renamed

1984* - 2007

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Big River Air >Air Roberval

Big Salmon Air   

Inactive

1988^ - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Black Sheep Aviation   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blue Water Aviation Services   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bolton Lake Air Services   

Active

1995 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Boreal Airways   

Renamed

1947* - 1957

^ Comments : Nordair Ltd was established in 1957 by the merger of Mont Laurier Aviation and Boreal Airways

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada

Bradley Air Services   

Renamed

1946 - 1973

^ Comments : First Air was founded in 1946 & operations started on 30Jun1946 as Bradley Air Services

^ Genealogy : Bradley Air Services >First Air

Bradley Air Services   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Brooker-Wheaton Aviation   

Renamed

1970* - 1992

^ Comments : Morningstar Air Express was formed as Brooker-Wheaton Aviation in 1970

^ Genealogy : Brooker-Wheaton Aviation >Morningstar Air Express

BTA Aviation (Cargo)   

Unsure

1997* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Buffalo Airways   

Active

1970 - date

^ Comments : Buffalo Airways was founded in 1970 & started operations on 30Jun1970. Had its AOC suspended on 30Nov2015 for its poor safety record. Reinstated on 12Jan2016

^ Genealogy :  

Buffalo Narrows Airways   

Renamed

1976* - 1977*

^ Comments : Courtesy Air was based in Buffalo Narrows and was renamed from Buffalo Narrows Airways (formed in 1976)

^ Genealogy : Buffalo Narrows Airways >Courtesy Air

Burrard Air  added

Unsure

1982* - 1986*

^ Comments : Burrard Air operated around Vancouver in the 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

Bushland Airways   

Active

1978* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Business Flights   

Inactive

1978* - 2001

^ Comments : Business Flights was formed as Chinook Air

^ Genealogy : Chinook Air >Business Flights

Buzzard Air   

Inactive

1984* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Calm Air International   

Active

1962 - date

^ Comments : Calm Air International was founded by Arnold Morberg and his wife as a charter service in Northern Saskatchewan in 1986. Operations started on 30Jun1962

^ Genealogy :  

Cameron Air Services   

Active

1992* - date

^ Comments : Cameron Air Services was formed in 1992

^ Genealogy :  

Campbell Air   

Inactive

1981* - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canada 3000   

Not started

(2005)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canada 3000   

Inactive

1988 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Canada 3000

Canada 3000 Cargo   

Renamed

2001 - 2004*

^ Comments : Cargojet Airways was established on 21Feb2002. Name changed from Canada Cargo 3000 on 22Feb2002. Started operations on 15Jun2002.

^ Genealogy : Royal Cargo Airlines >Canada 3000 Cargo >Cargojet Airways

Canada Air Charter   

Not started

(2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canada Trans-Continental Airways   

Unsure

1927 - 1928*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canada West Air   

Inactive

1989* - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canada West Airlines   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canadian Air Transit   

Renamed

1980* - 1980

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal Airlines + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S =>Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Canadian Airlines International   

Renamed

1987 - 2000

^ Comments : Canadian Airlines International was formed on 27Mar1987 & started operations on 26Apr1987. The merger with Air Canada officially took place on 01Jan2001. Canadian Airlines International was fully merged into Air Canada on 19Mar2001 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Canadian Airways  updated

Renamed

1930 - 1942

^ Comments : Canadian Airways Ltd, was incorporated on 27Jun1930 being formed by the merger of Inter-Provincial Airways and Western Canada Airways. Operated its first international service between Winnipeg and Pembina, North Dakota on 03Feb1931 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Canadian Airways Company   

Inactive

Pre 1937

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canadian Colonial Airways   

Renamed

1929* - 1942

^ Comments : Canadian Colonial Airways was founded in 1929, reformed as Colonial Airlines in 1942 and then acquired by Eastern Airlines in 1956

^ Genealogy : Canadian Colonial Airways > Colonial Airlines >>Eastern Air Lines >Eastern Airlines

Canadian Fairchild Company   

Renamed

1928* - 1928

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada

Canadian Frontier   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canadian Helicopters   

Renamed

1987 - 1988*

^ Comments : Okanagan Air Services began in British Columbia in the summer of 1947. Three ex-RCAF officers, pilots Carl Agar & Barney Bent, and engineer Alf Stringer, operating a fixed-wing charter company. CHC purchased Okanagan Helicopters and Toronto Helicopters and merged them with Dobbin's own company, Sealand Helicopters, to form a company named Canadian Helicopters. Renamed to CHC

^ Genealogy : Okanagan Air Services >Okanagan Helicopters + Sealand Helicopters + Toronto Helicopters =>Canadian Helicopters >CHC Helicopter

Canadian North (Air NorTerra)   

Active

1989^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canadian Regional Airlines   

Unsure

1993 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Canadian Voyageur   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canadian Western Airlines   

Inactive

2001 - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CanAir Cargo   

Renamed

19890 - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : CanAir Cargo +>Royal Airlines

Can-Air Services   

Inactive

1989* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Canavia Transit   

Unsure

1982* - 1982"

^ Comments : Canavia Transit was dissolved on 14Oct1983

^ Genealogy :  

Can-Hellas Cargo (Canhellas)   

Inactive

1973* - 1973*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CanJet   

Inactive

2000 - 2015

^ Comments : CanJet was established in 1999. Started operations on 05Sep2000 & ceased on 01Sep2015

^ Genealogy :  

Can-West Air   

Active

2006* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Can-West Air

Capital Air Surveys   

Unsure

1969* - 1983*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Caravan Airlines (Aviation)   

Inactive

2004^ - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cargaard Aviation   

Renamed

1988* - 2002

^ Comments : Terra Surveys was reorganized in into Geoterrex. Taken-over by Cargaard Aviation and into Fugro Aviation Canada

^ Genealogy : Terra Surveys >Geoterrex >>Cargaard Aviation >>Fugro Aviation Canada

Cargo North   

Active

2013 - date

^ Comments : Cargo North operations started on 24Jan2013, with all flights being operated by Nakina Air Services and North Star Air.

^ Genealogy :  

Cargojet Airways   

Active

2002 - date

^ Comments : Cargojet Airways was established on 21Feb2002. Name changed from Canada Cargo 3000 on 22Feb2002. Started operations on 15Jun2002

^ Genealogy : Royal Cargo Airlines >Canada 3000 Cargo >Cargojet Airways

Cargojet Regional   

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments : Cargojet Regional began operations as Georgian Express on 02Oct2007. On 17Jul2007 Cargojet Airways acquired the Georgian Express cargo operations & renamed it

^ Genealogy : Georgian Express >Cargojet Regional

Carl Millard   

Renamed

1954* - 1962

^ Comments : Millardair was formed in 1954 as Carl Millard

^ Genealogy : Carl Millard >Millardair

Carson Air   

Active

1995* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Carter Air Services   

Unsure

1962* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cassidair Services   

Renamed

1956 - 1965

^ Comments : Haida AL + Island AL + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal AL + Airwest AL + West Coast A.S =>Air BC >

^ Genealogy : Cassidair Services >Pacific Coastal Airlines (2) =>Air BC…>Air Canada Express

Centennial Airlines   

Inactive

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Central Air Transport   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Central Airways   

Unsure

1961* - 1961*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Central B.C. Air Service   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Port Alberni Airways >>Associated Air Taxi >Central BC A.S…... >PWA >CPA >Air Canada

Central British Columbia Airlines   

Renamed

1946* - 1953

^ Comments : PWA was founded as Central British Columbia Airlines in 1946 & renamed to PWA in 1953

^ Genealogy : Central British Columbia Airlines >PWA ….>Air Canada

Central Flyway Air   

Active

2004 - date

^ Comments : Central Flyway Air was formed as Venture Air in 1995

^ Genealogy : Venture Air >Central Flyway Air

Central Mountain Air   

Active

1987 - date

^ Comments : Central Mountain Air operations started on 30Jun1987

^ Genealogy :  

Central Northern Airways   

Renamed

1947 - 1956

^ Comments : CNA was formed in 1947 to acquire and operate some bush routes formerly operated in askatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario by Canadian Pacific Air Lines [TRANSAIR was founded the merger of CENTRAL NORTHERN AIRWAYS and ARCTIC WINGS in 1956. Passenger services taken over by Calm Air in 1976. Acquired MIDWEST AIRLINES in 1969]. [PWA was founded as CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA AIRLINES in 1946 and renamed in 1953. Acquired QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES and ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS in 1955. Acquired BC AIRLINES in 1970 and merged with TRANSAIR in 1979]. [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989] [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Arctic Wings + Central Northern Airways =>Transair…..>Air Canada

Chaparal Charters   

Unsure

1982* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chartright Air   

Active

1996* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CHC Helicopter   

Active

1988* - date

^ Comments : Okanagan Air Services began in British Columbia in the summer of 1947. Three ex-RCAF officers, pilots Carl Agar & Barney Bent, and engineer Alf Stringer, operating a fixed-wing charter company. CHC purchased Okanagan Helicopters and Toronto Helicopters and merged them with Dobbin's own company, Sealand Helicopters, to form a company named Canadian Helicopters. Renamed to CHC. CHC acquired British International Helicopters in 1994; Helicopter Services Group of Norway in 1999 (including Bond Helicopters), Helikopter Service AS, Lloyd Helicopters of Australia and Court Helicopters of South Africa. In 2004, CHC purchased Schreiner Aviation Group

^ Genealogy : Okanagan Air Services >Okanagan Helicopters + Sealand Helicopters + Toronto Helicopters =>Canadian Helicopters >CHC Helicopter

Cherry Red Airline (Cherry Air Service)   

Inactive

1928* - 1932

^ Comments : Cherry Red Airline was founded by Norman Cherry and H. Holroyde in 1928 and was the first airline in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

^ Genealogy :  

Chimo Air Service   

Active

1994* - date

^ Comments : Chimo Air Service was formed in 1994

^ Genealogy :  

Chinook Air   

Renamed

**** - ****

^ Comments : Business Flights was formed as Chinook Air

^ Genealogy : Chinook Air >Business Flights

Chrono Aviation   

Active

2012* - date

^ Comments : Chrono Aviation was founded in Quebec City in 2012 as a charter airline

^ Genealogy :  

City Center Airlines   

Inactive

1981* - 1985"

^ Comments : City Center Airlines was dissolved on the 12Apr1986

^ Genealogy :  

City Centre Airlines   

Renamed

(2005)

^ Comments : Porter Airlines was Incorporated as City Centre Airlines in Apr2005. Renamed before starting operations & commenced operations on 23Oct2006 as Porter Airlines

^ Genealogy : City Centre Airlines >Porter Airlines

City Express (Cite Express)   

Inactive

1984 - 1991

^ Comments : Otonabee Airways was founded in 1971 & renamed Air Atonabee in 1980 & to City Express in 1984

^ Genealogy : Air Otonabee >Otonabee Airways >City Express

Classic Wings   

Inactive

1990^ - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Clearwater Airways   

Active

1995* - date

^ Comments : Clearwater Airways was formed in 1995

^ Genealogy :  

Cloud Air Service   

Active

1993^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CMA (Canadian Metro Airlines)   

Renamed

1938 - 1975

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Propair

CMA (Canadian Metro Airlines)   

Inactive

2002 - 2009

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Coast Western Airlines   

Inactive

1988^ - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Coastal Cargo Canada   

Inactive

1962 - 1962

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Coastal Cargo Company >Coastal Cargo Canada >>Universal Airlines

Cochrane Air Services   

Active

1984* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Collingwood Air   

Unsure

1990* - 1993*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Commando Air Transport   

Inactive

1996^ - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Commercial  updated

Renamed

1928* - 1928

^ Comments : Commercial was acquired by Western Canada Airways in 1928 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Pacific Airways + Commercial =>Western Canada Airways + Inter-Provincial Airways => Canadian Airways…. >Air Canada

Commuter Express   

Renamed

1988* - 1988

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Canadian Regional

Conair   

Active

1969 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Confortair   

Inactive

1991^ - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Conifair Aviation   

Renamed

1979* - 1992

^ Comments : Royal Airlines was a Montreal based holiday charters carried formed by Michel LeBlanc in 1979 as Conifair Aviation

^ Genealogy : Conifair Aviation >Royal Airlines

Connolly-Dawson Airways   

Renamed

1960* - 1969*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Connolly-Dawson Airways >Great Northern Airlines >Trans North Air

Contact Air   

Renamed

1961 - 1995

^ Comments : Air Mikisew wass formed as Contact Air in 1961. Ceased operations in 2010 & had its AOC revoked on 22Jul2011

^ Genealogy : Contact Air >Air Mikisew

Contact Airways   

Unsure

1961* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cooper Air   

Inactive

1987^ - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Corilair Charters   

Active

1991* - date

^ Comments : Corilair Charters was formed in 1991

^ Genealogy :  

Corp Air   

Inactive

1991^ - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Corporate Xpress   

Inactive

1975 - 2009

^ Comments : Corporate Xpress was formed in 1975 & offered taxi and executive charters operations for the business traveller out of Calgary and Edmonton. Shut down operations on 18Jun2009

^ Genealogy :  

Cotenair   

Inactive

1986 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cougar Air   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Coulson Flying Tankers   

Active

1959^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Coulson Flying Tankers

Courtesy Air   

Active

1977 - date

^ Comments : Courtesy Air was based in Buffalo Narrows and was renamed from Buffalo Narrows Airways (formed in 1976)

^ Genealogy : Buffalo Narrows Airways >Courtesy Air

CP Air   

Renamed

1968 - 1985

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines)   

Renamed

1942 - 1968

^ Comments : CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) was formed on 30Jan1942 when C P Railway Co. purchased ten bush airlines in a short time span, finishing with the purchase of Canadian Airways. Renamed to CP AIr in 1968 CANADIAN AIRWAYS was formed by the merger of INTER-PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS and WESTERN CANADA AIRWAYS in 1930[CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989] [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Craig Air   

Active

1985* - date

^ Comments : Craig Air was established in 1985

^ Genealogy :  

Crown Charter Services   

Inactive

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CrownAir (Canadian Aviation Express Airlines)   

Inactive

1984* - 1990

^ Comments : CrownAir ceased operations in Feb1990

^ Genealogy :  

Curtiss Reid Flying Service   

Unsure

1928 - 1950*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cypress Airlines   

Inactive

1997* - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cypress Jetprop Charter   

Inactive

1996* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dene Cree Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Deraps Aviation  updated

Renamed

1986^ - 2004*

^ Comments : Deraps Aviation was formed in 1986 & was acquired by Air Saguenay in the early 2000’s [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]

^ Genealogy : Deraps Aviation .>>Air Saguenay

Destinair   

Inactive

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Direquair   

Renamed

1975* - 1981

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Mistassini

Discovery Air   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Discovery Air

Dominion Helicopters   

Unsure

1959* - 1961*

^ Comments : Dominion Helicopters Ltd operated and maintain helicopters from their base in Toronto

^ Genealogy :  

Dorval Air Transport   

Inactive

1954* - 1958

^ Comments : Dorval Air Transport was formed in 1954 & was engaged on Canadian DEW-line operations but went into liquidation in 1958

^ Genealogy :  

Downair   

Inactive

1973* - 1973

^ Comments : Downair ceased operations in late 1973

^ Genealogy :  

Earlton Airways   

Unsure

1976* - 1976*

^ Comments : Earlton Airways was a third-level operator, reportedly using Piper Aztecs between Earlton, North Bay and Rouyn Noranda, all in Ontario

^ Genealogy :  

East Coast Airways   

Inactive

2010 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eastern Flying Service   

Renamed

1956* - 1988

^ Comments : Eastern Flying Service was formed in 1956. Acquired by Provincial Airlines, later PAL Airlines (Canada)

^ Genealogy : Eastern Flying Service >>Provincial Airlines >PAL Airlines (Canada)

Eldorado Aviation   

Inactive

1978* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Elite   

Not started

(2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Enerjet   

Active

2008 - date

^ Comments : New Air & Tours was rebranded as enerjet on 20Oct2008 prior to start-up. Awarded its Air Operator’s certificate on 28Nov2008

^ Genealogy : New Air & Tours >Enerjet

Enterprise Air   

Unsure

1994* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EPA (Eastern Provincial Airways)   

Renamed

1949 - 1984

^ Comments : Eastern Provincial Airways was formed originally in 1949 with the purchase & re-organisation of Newfoundland Aero Sales & Services, the St Johns based cargo, mail, & general charter operator [PWA was founded as CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA AIRLINES in 1946. Renamed to PWA in 1953. Acquired QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES and ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS in 1955. Acquired BC AIRLINES in 1970 and merged with TRANSAIR in 1979] [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Newfoundland Aero Sales and Services >>Eastern Provincial Airways + CP Air + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

EVAS Air Charters (Exploits Valley Air Services)   

Active

1992 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Exact Air   

Active

1983* - date

^ Comments : Provides scheduled passenger and cargo operations linking half a dozen destinations within Quebec. Air Satellite merged in in 2007

^ Genealogy : Air Satellite >>Exact Air

Executive Airlines   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Express Tours   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Expressair   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairchild Aerial Surveys (of Canada)   

Unsure

1922* - 1923*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fast Air   

Active

1995 - date

^ Comments : Fast Air was formed as a Winnipeg based air charter service in 1995 by Dylan Fast with one aircraft and two employees

^ Genealogy :  

FIFT (Forest Industries Flying Tankers)   

Renamed

1959* - 1962*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Coulson Flying Tankers

First Air   

Active

1973 - date

^ Comments : First Air was founded in 1946 & operations started on 30Jun1946 as Bradley Air Services

^ Genealogy : Bradley Air Services >First Air

Flair Airlines   

Active

2005 - date

^ Comments : Flair Airlines, privately owned and started operations on 19Aug2005

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Sarvaq   

Renamed

(2016)

^ Comments : Fly Sarvaq was planning to commence operations on 06May2016 with scheduled passenger flights from Iqaluit hub to Ottawa Int'l & Halifax. Renamed to Go Sarvaq prior to start

^ Genealogy : Fly Sarvaq >Go Sarvaq

FlyToo   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : Jet Naked was a ultra low-cost carrier that planned to operate services throughout North America from Calgary Int. Airport. Renamed to FlyToo prior to start

^ Genealogy :  

FNT (First Nations Transportation)   

Inactive

2003 - 2009

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Forde Lake Air Services   

Active

1964 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fort Frances Sportsmen Airways   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fortunair   

Inactive

1994 - 1995

^ Comments : Established in Montreal in the spring of 1984 with the first revenue flight on 30Jun1984. By the beginning of 1995 Fortunair was in financial trouble and operations ended on 23Jan1995

^ Genealogy :  

Fraser Airways   

Unsure

1932 - 1935*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Frontier Air   

Renamed

1986* - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada Express

Frontier Air Service   

Unsure

2004* - 2010*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fugro Aviation Canada   

Active

2002 - date

^ Comments : Terra Surveys was reorganized in into Geoterrex. Taken-over by Cargaard Aviation and into Fugro Aviation Canada

^ Genealogy : Terra Surveys >Geoterrex >>Cargaard Aviation >>Fugro Aviation Canada

Futura Airlines   

Unsure

1975^ - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gagnon Air Service  updated

Renamed

1969* - 1970*

^ Comments : [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]

^ Genealogy : Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay

Gander Aviation   

Unsure

1960* - 1979*

^ Comments : Gander Aviation was founded in 1960

^ Genealogy :  

Garrison Aviation   

Unsure

1976* - 1979*

^ Comments : Garrison Aviation was founded in 1976

^ Genealogy :  

Gateway Airlines   

Inactive

1998^ - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gateway Aviation   

Inactive

1952^ - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Geffair   

Active

1989^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Georgian Bay Airways   

Active

1946* - date

^ Comments : Georgian Bay Airways was founded in 1946, and do general charter and contract work in connection with mineral exploration in the James and Hudsons Bay area of Ontario

^ Genealogy :  

Georgian Express   

Renamed

2004* - 2007

^ Comments : Cargojet Regional began operations as Georgian Express on 02Oct2007. On 17Jul2007 Cargojet Airways acquired the Georgian Express cargo operations & renamed it

^ Genealogy : Georgian Express >Cargojet Regional

Geoterrex   

Renamed

1972* - 1988*

^ Comments : Terra Surveys was reorganized in into Geoterrex. Taken-over by Cargaard Aviation and into Fugro Aviation Canada

^ Genealogy : Terra Surveys >Geoterrex >>Cargaard Aviation >>Fugro Aviation Canada

Gilbert's Flying Service  updated

Renamed

1931* - 1932*

^ Comments : West Coast Air Services was formed in 1931 as Gilbert's Flying Service [AIR BC was formed in 1980 through merger of of small West Coast operators including HAIDA AIRLINES, ISLAND AIRLINES, GULF AIR AVIATION, CANADIAN AIR TRANSIT, OMININECA AIR SERVICE, TRANS PROVINCIAL AIRLINES, PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES , AIRWEST AIRLINES and WEST COAST AIR SERVICES]. [JAZZ was renamed from AIR CANADA REGIONAL, which was formed in 2001 from the consolidation of the Air Canada Connector carriers AIR BC, AIR NOVA and AIR ONTARIO shortly after the successful take-over of Canadian Airlines. CANADIAN REGIONAL AIRLINES was integrated in in early 2001]

^ Genealogy : Gilbert's Flying Service >West Coast Air Services…..>Air Canada Express

Gillam Air Services   

Unsure

1985^ - 2012*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ginger Coote Airways   

Renamed

1942* - 1942

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Globemaster Air Cargo   

Inactive

2003 - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Go Air Express   

Inactive

2002 - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Go Sarvaq   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : Fly Sarvaq was planning to commence operations on 06May2016. Renamed to Go Sarvaq prior to start. Cancelled launch prior to start

^ Genealogy : Fly Sarvaq >Go Sarvaq

GoAir Citylink   

Inactive

2005 - 2011

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gogal Air Services   

Unsure

2004* - 2012*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Golfe Air Quebec   

Unsure

1974* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Baie Comeau Air Services >Golfe Air Quebec

Goose Bay Air Services   

Unsure

1986* - 1986*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gordon Airways   

Renamed

1961 - 1970

^ Comments : Air Windsor was formed as Gordon Airways

^ Genealogy : Gordon Airways >Air Windsor

Great Lakes Air Service  updated

Renamed

1961 - 1967

^ Comments : Great Lakes Airlines was formed in 1960 as the air transport division of Holmes Blunt Co Ltd. Renamed in 1961 to Great Lakes Air Service & then Air Ontario [JAZZ was renamed from AIR CANADA REGIONAL, which was formed in 2001 from the consolidation of the Air Canada Connector carriers AIR BC, AIR NOVA and AIR ONTARIO shortly after the successful take-over of Canadian Airlines. CANADIAN REGIONAL AIRLINES was integrated in in early 2001]

^ Genealogy : Great Lakes Airlines >Great Lakes Airlines >Air Ontario …>>Air Canada Express

Great Lakes Airlines   

Renamed

1967 - 1981

^ Comments : Great Lakes Airlines was formed in 1960 as the air transport division of Holmes Blunt Co Ltd. Renamed in 1961 to Great Lakes Air Service & then Air Ontario

^ Genealogy : Great Lakes Airlines >Great Lakes Airlines >Air Ontario …>>Air Canada Express

Great Northern Airlines   

Renamed

1969* - 1972

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Connolly-Dawson Airways >Great Northern Airlines >Trans North Air

Great Northern Freight   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Great Western Airways   

Renamed

1928* - 1929*

^ Comments : Great Western Airways was founded by Emil Sick and Frederick McCall, a famous fighter pilot. Absorbed Purple Label Airlines in 1928, including the latter’s Stinson Detroiter

^ Genealogy : Purple Label Airlines >>Great Western Airways

Greater Toronto Airways   

Active

2015* - date

^ Comments : Greater Toronto Airways is based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, offering scenic trips

^ Genealogy :  

Green Airways   

Active

1950* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Greyhound Air  updated

Inactive

1996 - 1997

^ Comments : [Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter was established on 20Mar1970 & started operations on 15Jun1974. Charter cargo airline that acquired GREYHOUND AIR but this ceased operations in 1997. Rebranded to KF Cargo in 2015]

^ Genealogy : Greyhound Air >>KF Cargo

Grondair   

Active

1978* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gulf Air Aviation  updated

Renamed

1978 - 1980

^ Comments : Gulf Air Aviation was formed in 1958 as Alert Bay Air Services.[AIR BC was formed in 1980 through merger of of small West Coast operators including HAIDA AIRLINES, ISLAND AIRLINES, GULF AIR AVIATION, CANADIAN AIR TRANSIT, OMININECA AIR SERVICE, TRANS PROVINCIAL AIRLINES, PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES , AIRWEST AIRLINES and WEST COAST AIR SERVICES]. [JAZZ was renamed from AIR CANADA REGIONAL, which was formed in 2001 from the consolidation of the Air Canada Connector carriers AIR BC, AIR NOVA and AIR ONTARIO shortly after the successful take-over of Canadian Airlines. CANADIAN REGIONAL AIRLINES was integrated in in early 2001]

^ Genealogy : Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal Airlines + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S =>Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Gulf Aviation   

Renamed

1953* - 1953

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Haida Airlines   

Renamed

1980* - 1980

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal Airlines + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S = Air BC > + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Hamilton Harbour Airways   

Not started

(2015)

^ Comments : Hamilton Harbour Airways is a Canadian start-up looking to offer scheduled seaplane flights between Toronto City Centre and Toronto's Royal Hamilton Yacht Club

^ Genealogy :  

Hanna Air   

Renamed

1997 - 1997

^ Comments : Hanna Air was founded in 1997 by Mark Segar was renamed to Pacific Spirit Air. Tofino Air expanded in Jan2001 with the purchase of Pacific Spirit Air based in Silva Bay on Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands

^ Genealogy : Hanna Air >Pacific Spirit Air >>Tofino Air Lines

Harbour Air Seaplanes   

Active

1982* - date

^ Comments : Harbour Air Seaplanes was founded in 1982 & operations started on 30Jun1982 as Windoak Air Service

^ Genealogy : Windoak Air Service >Harbour Air Seaplanes

Harmony Airways   

Inactive

2004 - 2007

^ Comments : Harmony Airways was owned by Dr. David T.K. Ho, a Canadian entrepreneur who was born and raised in Hong Kong. Mr. Ho announced that his upstart airline would be called My Airways, a reference to his mother, May Ying. He later added an H, a nod to his family name. as HMY Airways in 2002. It was renamed to Harmony Airways in May2004 & ceased operations on 09Apr2007

^ Genealogy : My Airways >HMY Airways >Harmony Airways

Harrison Airways   

Unsure

1960* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hawkair Aviation Services   

Inactive

1994 - 2016

^ Comments : Hawkair Aviation Services was a Vancouver based scheduled and charter regional services. Suspended all operations om 18Nov2016when it filed for bankruptcy protection

^ Genealogy :  

HBAT (Hudson Bay Air Transport)   

Unsure

1930* - 1958*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hearst Air Service   

Active

1974* - date

^ Comments : Hearst Air Service was founded in 1946

^ Genealogy :  

Helijet   

Active

1986 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hicks & Lawrence   

Renamed

1982^ - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Discovery Air

High-Line Airways   

Inactive

1982* - 1986*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

HMY Airways   

Renamed

2002 - 2004

^ Comments : [Harmony Airways was owned by Dr. David T.K. Ho, a Canadian entrepreneur who was born and raised in Hong Kong. Mr. Ho announced that his upstart airline would be called My Airways, a reference to his mother, May Ying. He later added an H, a nod to his family name. as HMY Airways in 2002. It was renamed to Harmony Airways in May2004 & ceased operations on 09Apr2007]

^ Genealogy : My Airways >HMY Airways >Harmony Airways

Holidair Airways   

Inactive

1987* - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Holmes Blunt Co Ltd   

Renamed

1960 - 1961

^ Comments : Great Lakes Airlines was formed in 1960 as the air transport division of Holmes Blunt Co Ltd. The name was changed to Great Lakes Air Services in 1961 and to GREAT LAKES AIRLINES name on the commencement of scheduled services in 1967. Renamed to AIR ONTARIO in 1981 [JAZZ was renamed from AIR CANADA REGIONAL, which was formed in 2001 from the consolidation of the Air Canada Connector carriers AIR BC, AIR NOVA and AIR ONTARIO shortly after the successful take-over of Canadian Airlines. CANADIAN REGIONAL AIRLINES was integrated in in early 2001]

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada Express

Holmes Blunt Co Ltd (Transport Division)   

Renamed

1960 - 1961

^ Comments : Great Lakes Airlines was formed in 1960 as the air transport division of Holmes Blunt Co Ltd. Renamed in 1961 to Great Lakes Air Service & then Air Ontario

^ Genealogy : Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Hooker Air Services   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Horne Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hughes Air   

Unsure

2003* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Huron Air & Outfitters   

Active

1981^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

HUT (Hollinger Ungava Transport)   

Unsure

1948* - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

IC Air (Icarus Flying Services)   

Renamed

1977^ - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Icarus Flying Services

Icarus Aviation (Les Services Aeriens Icare)   

Renamed

1987 - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Icarus Flying Services

Icarus Flying Services   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Icarus Flying Services

ICC (International Cargo Charter)   

Inactive

1998 - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : ICC

Ignace Airways   

Active

1960 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ilford Airways   

Renamed

1953* - 1960

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Ilford Airways >>Northlands Air Manitoba >Air Manitoba

Ilford Riverton Airways   

Renamed

1960 - 1983

^ Comments : Air Manitoba was founded as Ilford Riverton Airways in 1963. Known as Northlands Air Manitoba from 1983 onwards. Renamed to current name in 1990

^ Genealogy : Ilford Riverton Airways > Northlands Air Manitoba >Air Manitoba

Infinity Flight Services   

Active

2007* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inland Air Charters  updated

Active

1981 - date

^ Comments : Inland Air Charters Ltd. is headquartered in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. In 2006, veteran pilot Bruce Macdonald purchased the company. The operation thrives under his leadership, and when South Moresby Air Charters, a small airline based in the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii was offered for sale, Inland Air Charters purchased the company and merged the two operations

^ Genealogy : South Moresby Air Charters >>Inland Air Charters

Inland Valley Airways   

Inactive

1998* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Innu Mikun Airlines  updated

Active

1998 - date

^ Comments : Innu Mikun Airlines is a regional airline and a fixed wing air charter operator. It was created by the Innu peoples of Nitassinan Labrador to provide a high standard of air service that would promote economic and social development in the region

^ Genealogy :  

Intair   

Renamed

1989 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Integra Air   

Active

1999 - date

^ Comments : Integra Air was established 1998 & operations started on 15Sep1999. Acquired the Calgary and Medicine Hat based air charter company Bar XH Air in Sep2010

^ Genealogy : Bar XH Air >>Integra Air

Inter City Airways (Intercity)   

Inactive

1986* - 1986

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inter-Canadien   

Inactive

1987 - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Inter-Canadien

Interior Enterprise   

Unsure

1958* - 1958*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Airfreighters   

Inactive

Early 1960s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Express Air Charter   

Unsure

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Jet Air   

Unsure

1971* - 1977*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Interprovincial Airlines   

Unsure

1995* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Provincial Airlines

Inter-Provincial Airways   

Renamed

1930* - 1930

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Pacific Airways + Commercial =>Western Canada Airways + Inter-Provincial Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Inter-Quebec   

Renamed

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Island Air Charters   

Inactive

1998* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Island Airlines  updated

Renamed

1959* - 1980

^ Comments : Island Airlines was founded in 1959 [AIR BC was formed in 1980 through merger of of small West Coast operators including HAIDA AIRLINES, ISLAND AIRLINES, GULF AIR AVIATION, CANADIAN AIR TRANSIT, OMININECA AIR SERVICE, TRANS PROVINCIAL AIRLINES, PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES , AIRWEST AIRLINES and WEST COAST AIR SERVICES]. [JAZZ was renamed from AIR CANADA REGIONAL, which was formed in 2001 from the consolidation of the Air Canada Connector carriers AIR BC, AIR NOVA and AIR ONTARIO shortly after the successful take-over of Canadian Airlines. CANADIAN REGIONAL AIRLINES was integrated in in early 2001].

^ Genealogy : Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal Airlines + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S =>Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Island Express Air   

Active

2009 - date

^ Comments : Island Express Air was founded in 2009 & its first flight was on 07Aug2009 as part of the Abbotsford International Airshow

^ Genealogy :  

Island Valley Airways   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Island Westair   

Inactive

1998^ - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jackson Air Services   

Active

1975 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jazz   

Renamed

2001 - 2011

^ Comments : Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011. Air Canada merged Canadian Airlines’s former regional operations, flown by Air BC, Air Nova, Canadian Regional and Air Ontario into Air Canada Jazz on 01Jan2001. Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011. Jazz was renamed to Jazz Airlines

^ Genealogy : Jazz >Jazz Airlines

Jazz Airlines  added

Active

2011 - date

^ Comments : Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011. Air Canada merged Canadian Airlines’s former regional operations, flown by Air BC, Air Nova, Canadian Regional and Air Ontario into Air Canada Jazz on 01Jan2001. Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011. Jazz was renamed to Jazz Airlines

^ Genealogy : Jazz >Jazz Airlines

Jet Naked   

Not started

(2014)

^ Comments : Jet Naked was a ultra low-cost carrier that planned to operate services throughout North America from Calgary Int. Airport. Renamed to FlyToo prior to start

^ Genealogy :  

Jetall   

Inactive

1987* - 1996

^ Comments : Jetall was formed in 1987

^ Genealogy :  

Jetlines   

Not started

(2015)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jetport   

Active

1996^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jetsgo   

Inactive

2001 - 2005

^ Comments : Jetsgo commenced services on 12Jun2001 & ceased operations on 11Mar2005

^ Genealogy :  

Johanneson Flying Services   

Inactive

1951* - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Johnny May Air Charters   

Active

1974* - date

^ Comments : Johnny May Air Charters, a Subsidiary of Air Inuit, was founded in 1974

^ Genealogy :  

Juan Air   

Renamed

1972* - 2007

^ Comments : Pacific Sky Aviation was formed as Juan Air

^ Genealogy : Juan Air >Pacific Sky Aviation

KaBeeLo Airways   

Active

1977^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kamloops Air Service   

Renamed

early 1950s

^ Comments : Associated Air Taxi, Kamloops Air Service, Skeena Air Transport, Whitehorse Flying Services and Port Alberni Airways all acquired by Central British Columbia Airlines

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada

Kasper Aviation  added

Inactive

2015 - 2016

^ Comments : Kasper Aviation was awarded a certificate for domestic operations in Feb2015, and an international license in Apr2015. It is a passenger charter carrier, based out of Thunder Bay in southern Ontario. Kasper Aviation has had its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) suspended by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) in Dec2016

^ Genealogy :  

Kayair   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

KD Air  updated

Active

1990 - date

^ Comments : KD Air was founded by Ketty and Diane Banke. It offers charter services throughout British Columbia and Alberta as well as daily scheduled flights to and from Vancouver Int'l, Qualicum, Gillies Bay, Tofino, Powell River, and Port Alberni

^ Genealogy :  

Keewatin Air   

Active

1998 - date

^ Comments : Keewatin Air was formed in 1998 & operations started on 15Dec1998 out of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. The airline was started by Frank Robert May (formerly a pilot for Lamb Air) and his wife Judy Saxby in 1971, in the Keewatin Region, then part of the Northwest Territories

^ Genealogy :  

Keir Air Transport   

Renamed

1967^ - 1969

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Commonwealth Alberta

Kelner Airways   

Renamed

1989* - 1993

^ Comments : Kelner Airways was a cargo & passenger airline formed in 1989 & based in Pickle Lake,Ontario. Renamed to Wasaya Airways

^ Genealogy : Kelner Airways >Wasaya Airways

Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter  updated

Renamed

1974 - 2015

^ Comments : [Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter was established on 20Mar1970 & started operations on 15Jun1974. Charter cargo airline that acquired GREYHOUND AIR but this ceased operations in 1997. Rebranded to KF Cargo in 2015]

^ Genealogy : Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter >KF Cargo

Kenn Borek Air  updated

Active

1971 - date

^ Comments : Kenn Borek Air was formed as Vic Turner Ltd. Started operations in 1970 supporting oil exploration in the Arctic using a single Twin Otter. Renamed in 1971 after purchase by Borek Construction

^ Genealogy : Vic Turner Ltd >Kenn Borek Air

Kenora Air Service   

Active

1982* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Kenora Air Service

Kenting Atlas Aviation   

Renamed

1962 - 1975

^ Comments : Kenting Aviation was formed in late 1962 as Atlas Aviation. Operated asKenting Atlas Aviation for a while before assuming last name

^ Genealogy : Atlas Aviation >Kenting Atlas Aviation >Kenting Aviation >>Kenn Borek Air

Kenting Aviation   

Renamed

1947* - 1962

^ Comments : Kenting Aviation was formed in late 1962 as Atlas Aviation. Operated as Kenting Atlas Aviation for a while before assuming last name

^ Genealogy : Atlas Aviation >Kenting Atlas Aviation >Kenting Aviation >>Kenn Borek Air

Keystone Air Service   

Renamed

1985 - 2015

^ Comments : Keystone Air Service, founded in 1985, merged into Wings over Kississing

^ Genealogy : Keystone Air Service >>Wings over Kississing

Keywinds Air   

Inactive

2001^ - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

KF Cargo  updated

Active

2015 - date

^ Comments : Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter was established on 20Mar1970 & started operations on 15Jun1974. Charter cargo airline that acquired GREYHOUND AIR but this ceased operations in 1997. Rebranded to KF Cargo in 2015

^ Genealogy : Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter >KF Cargo

Kississing Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kivalliq Air   

Active

1998 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Klahanie Air   

Unsure

1976* - 2006*

^ Comments : Klahanie Air was founded in 1976

^ Genealogy :  

Kluane Airways   

Active

1980* - date

^ Comments : Kluane Airways was formed in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Knee Lake Air Service   

Inactive

1988^ - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Knight Air   

Unsure

2005* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Knighthawk Air Express  updated

Inactive

1993* - 2005

^ Comments : Knighthawk Air Express was established in Dec1993. Operated it's single Beech 1900 from Ottawa to Wilmington, Ohio for Airborne Express. Went into bankruptcy in 2003 and restructured it's operations. Services were cancelled effective from 28May2005

^ Genealogy :  

Knox Air Service (Aerial Spraying)   

Unsure

1990* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Konopelky Air Service   

Active

2008* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kootenay Airways   

Inactive

1986^ - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

La Loche Airways   

Unsure

2005* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

La Ronge Aviation   

Renamed

1960 - 1991

^ Comments : Transwest Air was formed in 2000 by the merger of Air Sask (La Ronge Aviation) & Athabaska Airways Operations started on 11Sep2000

^ Genealogy : Air Sask (La Ronge Aviation + Athabasca Airways =>Transwest Air

La Sarre Air Services   

Unsure

1946* - 1981

^ Comments : La Sarre Air Services was founded in 1946

^ Genealogy : >Propair

Labrador Air Safari  updated

Renamed

1974* - 2006*

^ Comments : Labrador Air Safari offered hunting and fishing trips in upper Quebec and Lower Ungava. Merged into Saguenay Air Service [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]

^ Genealogy : Labrador Air Safari >>Air Saguenay

Labrador Airways   

Inactive

1971* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAC La Croix Quetico Air Service   

Active

1950^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lac Seul Airways   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAC Seul Airways   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LadouçAir  updated

Inactive

1980 - 1981

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Laird Air   

Active

2014* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lake Central Airways   

Inactive

1983^ - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lamb Airways (Thomas Lamb Airways)   

Renamed

1934 - 1969

^ Comments : LambAir was formed & started operations in 1934 as Lamb Airways

^ Genealogy : Lamb Airways (Thomas Lamb Airways) >Lambair

Lambair   

Inactive

1969 - 1981

^ Comments : LambAir was formed & started operations in 1934 as Lamb Airways

^ Genealogy : Lamb Airways (Thomas Lamb Airways) >Lambair

Lariviere Air Services   

Renamed

1961 - 1973

^ Comments : AirGava was formed as Lariviere Air Services

^ Genealogy : Lariviere Air Services >AirGava

Latham Island Airways   

Renamed

1988 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Latham Island Airways >>Air Tindi

Laurentide Air Services (Laurentian Air Services)  updated

Inactive

1922 - 1925

^ Comments : Laurentide Air Services started the first scheduled air service in Canada on 23May1924 [INTER-PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS was formed in 1928 by Major General Sir James O'Brian amalgamated the CANADIAN FAIRCHILD COMPANY, LAURENTIDE AIR SERVICES and other Canadian transportation elements] [CANADIAN AIRWAYS was formed by the merger of INTER-PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS and WESTERN CANADA AIRWAYS in 1930]. [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]

^ Genealogy :  

Laval Aviation   

Inactive

1980 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lawrence Bay Airways   

Active

2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Leavens Bros   

Unsure

1953 - 1958*

^ Comments : Leavens Bros Air Services was incorprated in 1935 and reorganised to Leavens Bros in 1953

^ Genealogy : Leavens Bros Air Services >Leavens Bros

Leavens Bros Air Services   

Renamed

1935* - 1953

^ Comments : Leavens Bros Air Services was incorprated in 1935 and reorganised to Leavens Bros in 1953

^ Genealogy : Leavens Bros Air Services >Leavens Bros

Les Ailes de L'lle   

Inactive

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lethbridge Air Services   

Renamed

1968* - 1969

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Lethbridge Air Services >Time Air +Ontario Express =>Air Canada Regional + Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Lethbridge Commercial Airways   

Inactive

1927 - 1928*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Leuenberger Air Service   

Active

1971^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Liard Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lib-Air-T   

Active

1996 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Little Red Air Service   

Renamed

1986 - 2006

^ Comments : Nor-Alta Aviation was founded in 1986 as Little Red Air Service

^ Genealogy : Little Red Air Service >Nor-Alta Aviation

Lockhart Air Services   

Active

1988^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

London Air Services   

Active

1999* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Londonair   

Not started

(2001)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Luso Canadian Airlines   

Not started

(****)

^ Comments : Air Luso was formed as Luso Canadian Airlines

^ Genealogy : Luso Canadian Airlines >Air Luso

Mackenzie Air   

Unsure

1975* - 1979*

^ Comments : Mackenzie Air was an Edmonton-based charter airline

^ Genealogy :  

Mackenzie Air Services   

Renamed

1932* - 1942

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Maestro   

Inactive

2006 - 2007

^ Comments : Maestro was formed in Apr2006 & started operations on 12Dec2006. Ceased operations on 07Mar2007. Quebec based charter service

^ Genealogy :  

Mandair   

Inactive

1992^ - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Manitoba Government Air Services   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maritime Central Airways   

Renamed

1941 - 1963

^ Comments : Acquired Nordair as subsidiary (Montreal). 1963: Acquired by Eastern Provincial Airways. [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Maritime Central Airways >>Eastern Provincial Airways + CP Air + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Maritime Global Airways (MGA)   

Not started

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Matane Air Services   

Renamed

1948 - 1965

^ Comments : Matane Air Services was founded in 1948 & sold to Quebecair in 1965

^ Genealogy : Matane Air Services >>Quebecair….. >Inter-Canadien

Max Aviation   

Active

1985^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

May Airlines   

Inactive

1919* - 1924

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

McMurray Air Service   

Unsure

1947 - 1963*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

McMurray Aviation   

Active

1984* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Metrolitan Air Services   

Renamed

1959 - 1960

^ Comments : Air Alma was founded as Metrolitan Air Services in 1959 and renamed to Alma Air Services in Alma in 1959. Adopted current name in 1980

^ Genealogy : Alma Air Services >Air Alma

Miksoo Aviation   

Unsure

1975 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mill Aviation   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Millardair   

Inactive

1962 - 1990

^ Comments : Millardair was formed in 1954 as Carl Millard Ltd.

^ Genealogy : Carl Millard >Millardair

Minerve Canada   

Inactive

1986 - 1989

^ Comments : Minerve Canada ceased operations on 31Dec1989 on the grounds that it had failed to demonstrate that it was Canadian-controlled

^ Genealogy :  

Ministic Air (Kistigan)   

Inactive

1998* - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Minto Airways   

Unsure

1982* - 1986*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Missinippi Airways   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : Missinippi Airways was founded as Beaver Air Services in 1981 & renamed in 2006

^ Genealogy : Beaver Air Services >Missinippi Airways

Mober Aviation   

Inactive

1970* - 1984*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Modern Air-Spray   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mont Laurier Aviation   

Renamed

1947* - 1957

^ Comments : Nordair Ltd was established in 1957 by the merger of Mont Laurier Aviation and Boreal Airways

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada

Montair Aviation   

Active

1995^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Montreal & Dominion Skyways   

Renamed

1935* - 1942

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Montreal Air Services   

Inactive

1955 - 1978

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Morgan Air Services   

Inactive

1983^ - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Morningstar Air Express   

Active

1992 - date

^ Comments : Morningstar Air Express was formed as Brooker-Wheaton Aviation in 1970

^ Genealogy : Brooker-Wheaton Aviation >Morningstar Air Express

My Airways   

Renamed

(2002)

^ Comments : [Harmony Airways was owned by Dr. David T.K. Ho, a Canadian entrepreneur who was born and raised in Hong Kong. Mr. Ho announced that his upstart airline would be called My Airways, a reference to his mother, May Ying. He later added an H, a nod to his family name. as HMY Airways in 2002. It was renamed to Harmony Airways in May2004 & ceased operations on 09Apr2007]

^ Genealogy : My Airways >HMY Airways >Harmony Airways

NAC Air (North American Charters)   

Inactive

2000* - 2008

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nahanni Air Services   

Renamed

1979* - 1986*

^ Comments : North-Wright Air is a commuter airline serving several communities in the Northwest Territories. Formerly known as Nahanni Air Services and North-Wright Air (formed in 1986)

^ Genealogy : North-Wright Air >Nahanni Air Services >North-Wright Airways

Nakina Air Service   

Active

1973 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nationair   

Inactive

1984* - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nav Air Charter   

Inactive

1979^ - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nestor Falls Fly-In Outputs   

Active

1979* - date

^ Comments : Nestor Falls Fly-In Outputs was founded in 1979

^ Genealogy :  

New Air & Tours   

Renamed

2008 - 2008

^ Comments : New Air & Tours was rebranded as enerjet on 20Oct2008. Awarded its Air operator’s certificate on 28Nov2008

^ Genealogy : New Air & Tours >Enerjet

Newco   

Not started

(2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Newfoundland & Labrador Air Services   

Unsure

2004* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Newfoundland & Labrador Air Transport   

Unsure

1979* - 1979*

^ Comments : Newfoundland Air Transport Ltd was formed & commenced operations in 1961 to undertake all forms of aerial work as Newfoundland Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Newfoundland Air Transport >Newfoundland & Labrador Air Transport

Newfoundland Aero Sales and Services   

Renamed

1948* - 1949

^ Comments : Eastern Provincial Airways was formed originally in 1949 with the purchase & re-organisation of Newfoundland Aero Sales & Services, the St Johns based cargo, mail, & general charter operator [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Newfoundland Aero Sales and Services >>Eastern Provincial Airways + CP Air + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Newfoundland Air Transport   

Renamed

1961 - 1979*

^ Comments : Newfoundland Air Transport Ltd was formed & commenced operations in 1961 to undertake all forms of aerial work as Newfoundland Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Newfoundland Air Transport >Newfoundland & Labrador Air Transport

Newfoundland Airways   

Renamed

1948 - 1983

^ Comments : Air Labrador was established in 1948 and started operations on 30Jun1948 as Newfoundland Airways

^ Genealogy : Newfoundland Airways >Air Labrador

NewLeaf Airways   

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : NewLeaf Airways started operations on 25Jul2016

^ Genealogy :  

Nextjet Canada   

Restarting

2016 - date

^ Comments : Nextjet Canada is a virtual carrier offering scheduled flights from Montréal Trudeau to Kitchener and Gatineau. Commenced revenue operations on 02May2016, ceased in Jul2016 but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy :  

Niigaani Air   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nipawin Air Services   

Renamed

1961 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Nipawin Air Services >Osprey Wings >>West Wind Aviation

Nolinor Aviation   

Active

1997 - date

^ Comments : Nolinor Aviation operations started on 30Jun1997. Montreal's Dorval Airport based passenger and cargo carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Nor-Alta Aviation   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : Nor-Alta Aviation was founded in 1986 as Little Red Air Service

^ Genealogy : Little Red Air Service >Nor-Alta Aviation

Norcanair (North Canada Air)   

Renamed

1965 - 1988

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada Express

Norcanair Airlines   

Inactive

2001* - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nordair   

Renamed

1957 - 1988

^ Comments : Nordair Ltd was established in 1957 by the merger of Mont Laurier Aviation and Boreal Airways [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Nordair >>Maritime Central Airways >>Eastern Provincial Airways + CP Air + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Nordair Arctic   

Inactive

1969* - 1976

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nordair Metro   

Renamed

1987* - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Nordair Quebec 2000   

Inactive

2000* - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NorOntair   

Inactive

1971 - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North American Airlines   

Unsure

1997* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Cariboo Air  updated

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments : North Cariboo Air was established in 1957 and started operations on 15May1957 as North Cariboo Flying Service. Rebranded as North Cariboo Air in 2007. Fort St John based general charter services for the oil and geological exploration companies.

^ Genealogy : North Cariboo Flying Service >North Cariboo Air

North Cariboo Flying Service   

Renamed

1957 - 2007

^ Comments : North Cariboo Air was established in 1957 and started operations on 15May1957 as North Cariboo Flying Service. Rebranded as North Cariboo Air in 2007

^ Genealogy : North Cariboo Flying Service >North Cariboo Air

North Coast Air Services (NCAS)   

Inactive

1961 - 1979

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Pacific Seaplanes   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Star Air   

Active

1998* - date

^ Comments : North Star Air was formed in 1998 offering charter services from Thunder Bay

^ Genealogy :  

North Star Aviation   

Unsure

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Vancouver Air   

Renamed

1994* - 2002

^ Comments : SonicBlue Airways was formed after Regency Express acquired North Vancouver Air (formed in 1994) in 2002 and needed a new name to reflect the amlgamation. Transport Canada suspended its AOV in Jan2006

^ Genealogy : North Vancouver Air + Regency Express =>SonicBlue Airways

North Wind Aviation   

Active

2009* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Air Charters   

Active

1984* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Air Fuel   

Unsure

2000* - 2002*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Air Services   

Inactive

1959* - 1971

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern British Columbia Air Service   

Renamed

1936 - 1953

^ Comments : B C Yukon Air Service was formed as Northern British Columbia Air Service

^ Genealogy : Northern British Columbia Air Service >B C Yukon Air Service

Northern Dene Airways   

Unsure

2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Hawk Aviation   

Inactive

2003* - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Lights Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Lights Airlines   

Not started

(2008)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Mountain Airlines   

Renamed

1959* - 1971

^ Comments : NT Air (Northern Thunderbird Air) was formed in 1971 by the merger of Northern Mountain Airlines and Thunderbird Airlines

^ Genealogy : Northern Mountain Airlines + Thunderbird Airlines =>NT Air

Northern Sky Aviation   

Unsure

1989* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Wilderness Outfitters   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Wings (Les Ailes du Nord)   

Renamed

1946 - 1981

^ Comments : Northern Wings (Les Ailes du Nord) was acquired by Quebecair

^ Genealogy : Northern Wings (Les Ailes du Nord) >>Quebecair... >Inter-Canadien

Northland Airlines   

Unsure

1961 - 1971*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northland Outdoors Canada   

Unsure

1983* - 1984*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northlands Air Manitoba   

Renamed

1983 - 1990

^ Comments : Air Manitoba was founded as Ilford Riverton Airways in 1963. Known as Northlands Air Manitoba from 1983 onwards. Renamed to current name in 1990

^ Genealogy : Ilford Riverton Airways > Northlands Air Manitoba >Air Manitoba

Northward Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northward Airlines   

Unsure

1965^ - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northway Aviation   

Active

1962* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northwest Flying   

Active

1987* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northwestern Air   

Active

1968 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northwestern Airways   

Renamed

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Northwinds Northern   

Unsure

19955* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North-Wright Air   

Renamed

1986* - 1999*

^ Comments : North-Wright Air is a commuter airline serving several communities in the Northwest Territories. Formerly known as Nahanni Air Services and North-Wright Air (formed in 1986)

^ Genealogy : North-Wright Air >Nahanni Air Services >North-Wright Airways

North-Wright Airways   

Active

2001* - date

^ Comments : North-Wright Air is a commuter airline serving several communities in the Northwest Territories. Formerly known as Nahanni Air Services and North-Wright Air (formed in 1986)

^ Genealogy : North-Wright Air >Nahanni Air Services >North-Wright Airways

Notre-Dame Air Transport   

Unsure

1958* - 1964*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NT Air (Northern Thunderbird Air)   

Active

1971 - date

^ Comments : NT Air (Northern Thunderbird Air) was formed in 1971 by the merger of Northern Mountain Airlines and Thunderbird Airlines

^ Genealogy : Northern Mountain Airlines + Thunderbird Airlines =>NT Air

Nueltin Lake Air Service   

Active

1986^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nunasi-Central Airlines   

Renamed

1984 - 1987

^ Comments : Ontario Central Airlines was founded in 1947 [Nunasi-Central Airlines was renamed from Ontario Central Airlines in 1984 & to Nunasi-Northland Airlines in 1987]

^ Genealogy : Ontario Central Airlines (Dec1984) >Nunasi-Central Airlines >Nunasi-Northland Airlines

Nunasi-Northland Airlines   

Inactive

1987 - 1991

^ Comments : Ontario Central Airlines was founded in 1947. Nunasi-Central Airlines was renamed from Ontario Central Airlines in 1984 & to Nunasi-Northland Airlines in 1987

^ Genealogy : Ontario Central Airlines (Dec1984) >Nunasi-Central Airlines >Nunasi-Northland Airlines

NWT Air (Northwest Territorial Airways)   

Renamed

1962 - 1998

^ Comments : NWT Air was formed by Robert Engle in Yellowknife, NWT in 1962. Merged into First Air in 1998

^ Genealogy : NWT Air >>First Air

Ocean Pacific Air Services   

Unsure

2010* - 2011*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Odyssey International   

Inactive

1988 - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Okanagan Air Services   

Renamed

1947 - 1949

^ Comments : Okanagan Air Services began in British Columbia in the summer of 1947. Three ex-RCAF officers, pilots Carl Agar & Barney Bent, and engineer Alf Stringer, operating a fixed-wing charter company. CHC purchased Okanagan Helicopters and Toronto Helicopters and merged them with Dobbin's own company, Sealand Helicopters, to form a company named Canadian Helicopters. Renamed to CHC

^ Genealogy : Okanagan Air Services >Okanagan Helicopters + Sealand Helicopters + Toronto Helicopters =>Canadian Helicopters >CHC Helicopter

Okanagan Helicopters   

Renamed

1949 - 1987

^ Comments : Okanagan Air Services began in British Columbia in the summer of 1947. Three ex-RCAF officers, pilots Carl Agar & Barney Bent, and engineer Alf Stringer, operating a fixed-wing charter company. CHC purchased Okanagan Helicopters and Toronto Helicopters and merged them with Dobbin's own company, Sealand Helicopters, to form a company named Canadian Helicopters. Renamed to CHC

^ Genealogy : Okanagan Air Services >Okanagan Helicopters + Sealand Helicopters + Toronto Helicopters =>Canadian Helicopters >CHC Helicopter

Old Colony Airlines   

Inactive

1931 - 1932

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Omnineca Air Services   

Renamed

1980* - 1980

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal Airlines + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S =>Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

On Air   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ontario Airways   

Unsure

Early 1940s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ontario Central Airlines   

Renamed

1947* - 1984

^ Comments : Ontario Central Airlines was founded in 1947 [Nunasi-Central Airlines was renamed from Ontario Central Airlines in 1984 & to Nunasi-Northland Airlines in 1987]

^ Genealogy : Ontario Central Airlines (Dec1984) >Nunasi-Central Airlines >Nunasi-Northland Airlines

Ontario Express   

Renamed

1988 - 1993

^ Comments : TIME AIR and Ontario Express amalgamated to form Canadian Regional Airlines

^ Genealogy : Lethbridge Air Services >Time Air +Ontario Express =>Air Canada Regional + Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Ontario Northern Airways   

Unsure

1960 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ontario Worldair   

Inactive

1978 - 1980

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

OPAS (Ontario Provincial Air Service)   

Active

1924* - date

^ Comments : OPAS was formed in 1924

^ Genealogy :  

Orca Airways   

Active

2005* - date

^ Comments : Orca Airways was founded in 2005. Airspeed Aviation was founded in 1986 and was sold to Orca Airways in 2009

^ Genealogy : Airspeed Aviation >>Orca Airways

OSAS (Owen Sound Air Services)   

Renamed

1973^ - 1984

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Soundair

Osnaburgh Airways   

Unsure

1986* - 2006*

^ Comments : Osnaburgh Airways is an aircraft charters and rentals company based in Pickle Lake, Ontario

^ Genealogy :  

Osprey Wings   

Renamed

1979* - 2015

^ Comments : Osprey Wings merged into West Wind Aviation in Dec2015

^ Genealogy : Nipawin Air Services >Osprey Wings >>West Wind Aviation

Otonabee Airways   

Renamed

1971* - 1980

^ Comments : Otonabee Airways was founded in 1971 & renamed Air Atonabee in 1980

^ Genealogy : Air Otonabee >Otonabee Airways >City Express

Pacific Airways  updated

Renamed

1925* - 1928

^ Comments : Pacific Airways was formed by D. R. MacLaren on 10Feb1925 & took over the fishery patrol from the RCAF. Acquired by Western Canada Airways on 01May1928 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Pacific Airways + Commercial =>Western Canada Airways + Inter-Provincial Airways => Canadian Airways…. >Air Canada

Pacific Coastal Airlines   

Renamed

1965 - 1980

^ Comments : Haida AL + Island AL + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Pacific Coastal AL + Airwest AL + West Coast A.S =>Air BC >

^ Genealogy : Cassidair Services >Pacific Coastal Airlines + Haida Airlines + Island Airlines + Gulf Air Aviation + Canadian Air Transit + Omnineca Air Services + Airwest Airlines + West Coast A.S =>Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Pacific Coastal Airlines  updated

Active

1986 - date

^ Comments : Pacific Coastal Airlines was formed as a result of a merger between Powell Air and the Port Hardy division of Air BC. . Acqired assets of Wilderness Airlines in 1998. Scheduled and charter services around Western BC out of Vancouver International

^ Genealogy : Powell Air + Port Hardy division of Air BC = >Pacific Coastal Airlines (1)

Pacific Eagle Aviation   

Active

1998^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pacific Sky Adventures   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pacific Sky Aviation   

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments : Pacific Sky Aviation was formed as Juan Air

^ Genealogy : Juan Air >Pacific Sky Aviation

Pacific Sound Air Service   

Inactive

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pacific Spirit Air   

Renamed

1997* - 2001

^ Comments : Hanna Air was founded in 1997 by Mark Segar was renamed to Pacific Spirit Air. Tofino Air expanded in Jan2001 with the purchase of Pacific Spirit Air based in Silva Bay on Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands

^ Genealogy : Hanna Air >Pacific Spirit Air >>Tofino Air Lines

Pacific Wings Airlines   

Inactive

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments : West Coast Air acquired the assets of Pacific Wings Airlines in Aug2006

^ Genealogy : Pacific Wings Airlines +>West Coast Air

PAL Airlines (Canada)   

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : Provincial Airlines rebranded as PAL Airlines (Canada) in Jun2016

^ Genealogy : Provincial Airlines >PAL Airlines (Canada)

Parsons Airways   

Renamed

1952 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Kenora Air Service

Parsons Airways Northern   

Unsure

1955* - 1984*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pascan Aviation  updated

Active

1999* - date

^ Comments : Pascan Aviation was founded in 1999 as a a regional airline based in Saint-Hubert, Quebec. It operates scheduled services to 12 destinations in Quebec, one in Labrador and one in Ontario, as well as charter services

^ Genealogy :  

Pat Bay Air   

Active

2005* - date

^ Comments : Pat Bay Air was formed in 2005, flying from the Patricia Bay/Victoria Airport Water Aerodrome Seaplane Terminal at the Victoria International Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Patricia Airways   

Inactive

1928 - 1930*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Patricia Airways and Exploration +>Patricia Airways

Patricia Airways and Exploration   

Inactive

1926 - 1928

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Patricia Airways and Exploration +>Patricia Airways

Peace Air   

Inactive

1968 - 2007

^ Comments : Peace Air commenced operations in 1962 as Peace River Air Services. Ceased operations on 18May2007

^ Genealogy : Peace River Air Services >Peace Air

Peace River Air Services   

Renamed

1962 - 1968

^ Comments : Peace Air commenced operations in 1962 as Peace River Air Services. Ceased operations on 18May2007

^ Genealogy : Peace River Air Services >Peace Air

Pem Air (Pem-Air)   

Inactive

1970* - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Peninsula Air Services*   

Unsure

1960s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

People's Air   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Peregrine Air Charter   

Inactive

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Perimeter Airlines (Perimeter Aviation)   

Active

1960 - date

^ Comments : Perimeter Airlines operations started on 30Jun1960. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba

^ Genealogy :  

Platinum Jet Air   

Not started

(2006*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Plummer's Sioux Narrows Airways   

Active

1955^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Points North Air Services   

Inactive

1988^ - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Points of Call   

Inactive

1988* - 1989

^ Comments : Points of Call was formed in 1988

^ Genealogy :  

Polaris Charter Co.   

Renamed

1946 - 1953

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada

Port Alberni Airways   

Renamed

1947* - 1948

^ Comments : Associated Air Taxi was founded in 1946. In1948 it was amalgamated with Port Alberni Airways started by Jack Moul and Slim Knight

^ Genealogy : Port Alberni Airways >>Associated Air Taxi >Central BC A.S…... >PWA >CPA >Air Canada

Porter Airlines   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : Porter Airlines was Incorporated as City Centre Airlines in Apr2005. Renamed before starting operations & commenced operations on 23Oct2006 as Porter Airlines

^ Genealogy : City Centre Airlines >Porter Airlines

Powell Air  updated

Renamed

1960* - 1986*

^ Comments : Pacific Coastal Airlines was formed as a result of a merger between Powell Air and the Port Hardy division of Air BC. . Acqired assets of Wilderness Airlines in 1998. Scheduled and charter services around Western BC out of Vancouver International

^ Genealogy : Powell Air + Port Hardy division of Air BC = >Pacific Coastal Airlines (1)

Prairie Airways   

Renamed

1938* - 1942

^ Comments : Prairie Airways was formed in 1938. Merged with 9 other airlines to form CP Air [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Premair*   

Unsure

1992* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Prime Air   

Not started

(2001)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Prince Edward Air   

Active

1989 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pronto Airways   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Propair   

Active

1981 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Propair

Prospecting Airways   

Unsure

1928* - 1929*

^ Comments : Prospecting Airways was formed on 13Feb1928 for aerial prospecting

^ Genealogy :  

Provincial Airlines   

Renamed

1980 - 2016

^ Comments : Provincial Airlines operations started on 30Jun1980. Rebranded as PAL Airlines (Canada) in Jun2016

^ Genealogy : Provincial Airlines >PAL Airlines (Canada)

Provincial Express   

Inactive

1988^ - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ptarmigan Lake Airways (Ptarmigan Airways)   

Renamed

1961* - 1997

^ Comments : Ptarmigan Lake Airways was formed in 1961. Merged into First Air in 1997

^ Genealogy : Ptarmigan Lake Airways >>First Air

Purolator Courier   

Active

1967 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Purolator Courier

Purple Label Airlines   

Renamed

1928 - 1928

^ Comments : Great Western Airways was founded by Emil Sick and Frederick McCall, a famous fighter pilot. Absorbed Purple Label Airlines in 1928, including the latter’s Stinson Detroiter

^ Genealogy : Purple Label Airlines >>Great Western Airways

PWA (Pacific Western Airlines)   

Renamed

1953 - 1987

^ Comments : PWA was founded as Central British Columbia Airlines in 1946 & renamed to PWA in 1953 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942. Acquired QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES and ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS in 1955. Acquired BC AIRLINES in 1970 and merged with TRANSAIR in 1979 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989] [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Quebec Airways   

Renamed

1935* - 1942

^ Comments : Quebec Airways was formed in 1935 & became part of CPA on 24Mar1942 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Quebec Aviation   

Renamed

1979* - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Quebecair   

Renamed

1953 - 1987

^ Comments : Quebecair was formed as Rimouski Aviation Syndicate in 1946. incorporated in 1947 as Rimouski Airlines & merged in 1953 with Gulf Aviation Company under the name of Quebecair

^ Genealogy : Rimouski Aviation Syndicate >Rimouski Airlines + Gulf Aviation Company =>Quebecair ….>Inter-Canadien

QuebecAir Express (Quebec Air Express)   

Inactive

2003 - 2005

^ Comments : QuebecAir Express was founded by Guy Marcoux & launched services in 2003 linking it's Montreal base with other regional cities. Grounded on 21Jan2005 to avoid bankruptcy

^ Genealogy :  

Queen Charlotte Airlines   

Renamed

1943* - 1955

^ Comments : Queen Charlotte Airlines was founded in 1943 [PWA was founded as CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA AIRLINES in 1946 and renamed in 1953. Acquired QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES and ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS in 1955. Acquired BC AIRLINES in 1970 and merged with TRANSAIR in 1979] [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989] [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Queen Charlotte Airlines >>PWA…..>Air Canada

Questor Surveys   

Inactive

1988* - 1988*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Quikair   

Inactive

2001^ - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

QuikAire Cargo   

Renamed

1994 - 1996

^ Comments : Skylink Express was established in Feb1994 as QuikAire Cargo and operated under that name from 1994 to 1996 and changed its name to Skylink Express in 1996

^ Genealogy : QuikAire Cargo >Skylink Express

R1 Airlines  updated

Active

2014 - date

^ Comments : REGIONAL 1 AIRLINES was renamed from WESTPOINT AIRLINES. Calgary based international and regional charter carrier. Regional 1 Airlines (TSH, Calgary) has been rebranded as R1 Airlines

^ Genealogy : Westpoint Airlines >Regional 1 Airlines >R1 Airlines

Rainy Lake Airways   

Unsure

1954* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Red Lake Airways   

Inactive

1987* - 2007

^ Comments : Red Lake Airways was founded in 1987

^ Genealogy :  

Regency Express   

Renamed

1994 - 2002

^ Comments : SonicBlue Airways was formed after Regency Express acquired North Vancouver Air (formed in 1994) in 2002 and needed a new name to reflect the amlgamation. Transport Canada suspended its AOV in Jan2006

^ Genealogy : North Vancouver Air + Regency Express =>SonicBlue Airways

Regent Air   

Inactive

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regionair   

Renamed

1981 - 1984

^ Comments : Regionair was taken over by Quebecair

^ Genealogy : Regionair >>Quebecair ….>Inter-Canadien.

Regionair   

Inactive

1992* - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regional 1 Airlines  updated

Renamed

2004 - 2014

^ Comments : REGIONAL 1 AIRLINES was renamed from WESTPOINT AIRLINES. Calgary based international and regional charter carrier.

^ Genealogy : Westpoint Airlines >Regional 1 Airlines >R1 Airlines

Regional Premier   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Reindeer Air Service   

Inactive

1960 - 1979

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rigel Airways   

Inactive

1982^ - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rimouski Airlines   

Renamed

1947 - 1953

^ Comments : Quebecair was formed as Rimouski Aviation Syndicate in 1946. incorporated in 1947 as Rimouski Airlines. and merged in 1953 with Gulf Aviation Company under the name of Quebecair

^ Genealogy : Rimouski Aviation Syndicate >Rimouski Airlines + Gulf Aviation Company =>Quebecair ….>Inter-Canadien

Rimouski Aviation Syndicate   

Renamed

1946* - 1947

^ Comments : Quebecair was formed as Rimouski Aviation Syndicate in 1946. incorporated in 1947 as Rimouski Airlines & merged in 1953 with Gulf Aviation Company under the name of Quebecair

^ Genealogy : Rimouski Aviation Syndicate >Rimouski Airlines + Gulf Aviation Company =>Quebecair ….>Inter-Canadien

River Air   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rog-Air   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Roots Air   

Inactive

2000 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ross Air Service   

Inactive

2001^ - 2011

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Royal Airlines   

Inactive

1992 - 2001

^ Comments : Royal Airlines was a Montreal based holiday charters carried formed by Michel LeBlanc in 1979 as Conifair Aviation

^ Genealogy : Conifair Aviation >Royal Airlines

Royal Cargo Airlines   

Renamed

1999* - 2001

^ Comments : Canada 3000 Cargo was formed as Royal Cargo Airlines, Cargojet Airways was established on 21Feb2002. Name changed from Canada Cargo 3000 on 22Feb2002

^ Genealogy : Royal Cargo Airlines >Canada 3000 Cargo >Cargojet Airways

Royal Express   

Inactive

1999* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RoyalAir   

Renamed

1969* - 1969

^ Comments : RoyalAir was taken over by Quebecair in 1969

^ Genealogy : >Inter-Canadien

Rusty Myer's Flying Service   

Active

1956^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sabair (Sabair Charters)   

Inactive

1980^ - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sabourin Lake Airways   

Inactive

1968* - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sabourin Lake Airways   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Saguenay Air Service  updated

Renamed

1960* - 1970

^ Comments : Air Saguenay was formed as Saguenay Air Service. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]

^ Genealogy : Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay

Sakku First Aviation   

Active

2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SaltSpring Air   

Active

2003* - date

^ Comments : Salt Spring Air (also known as Saltspring Air was founded by St. Clair McColl in Jun2003. It is the only floatplane company based on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. It operates scheduled flights, charter air service and tours based in Ganges and specializes in routes between the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. Along with West Coast Air, Harbour Air and Seair Seaplanes, Salt Spring Air is one of the four airlines that operate in the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport and Vancouver International Water Airport. Scheduled flights by the company also operate between the Gulf Islands and the Vancouver International Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Samaritan Air Service   

Unsure

1989^ - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sandy Lake Seaplanes   

Unsure

1995^ - 2012*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sankair International   

Not started

(1990s)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sapawe Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sarnia Airlines   

Unsure

1960* - 1960*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Saskair   

Renamed

1962* - 1965

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada Express

Seaair Services (Sea Air Services)   

Unsure

1999* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Seair Seaplanes  updated

Active

1980* - date

^ Comments : Seair Seaplanes is a scheduled and charter Canadian airline based in Richmond, British Columbia that was founded in 1980 & operates scheduled flights daily from Downtown Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo (Departure Bay) and scheduled flights daily from Richmond (YVR) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay), as well as scheduled flights daily from Richmond (YVR) to 6 of the major Southern Gulf Islands. Had Amigo Airways merge in in 2006

^ Genealogy : Amigo Airways >>Seair Seaplanes

Sealand Helicopters   

Renamed

**** - ****

^ Comments : Okanagan Air Services began in British Columbia in the summer of 1947. Three ex-RCAF officers, pilots Carl Agar & Barney Bent, and engineer Alf Stringer, operating a fixed-wing charter company. CHC purchased Okanagan Helicopters and Toronto Helicopters and merged them with Dobbin's own company, Sealand Helicopters, to form a company named Canadian Helicopters. Renamed to CHC

^ Genealogy : Okanagan Air Services >Okanagan Helicopters + Sealand Helicopters + Toronto Helicopters =>Canadian Helicopters >CHC Helicopter

Selkirk Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Service Air  updated

Unsure

1997* - 1998*

^ Comments : Service Air was founded in 1997

^ Genealogy :  

Serviceair   

Not started

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SGA (Saskatchewan Government Airways)   

Renamed

1947^ - 1962*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Canada Express

Sharp Wings   

Active

1965^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Shuswap Air   

Active

1980^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sifton Air Yukon   

Active

1994 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Silver Pine Air Services   

Active

1960^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Simpson Air   

Active

1974 - date

^ Comments : Simpson Air began in 1964 when it was known as Arctic Air. In 1974 it became Simpson Air and was later purchased in 1981 by then RCMP Officer, Ted Grant. It is the longest established flying business in the Mackenzie Valley, has been offering air charter service in the Nahanni-Ram area since the 1960s.

^ Genealogy : Arctic Air. >Simpson Air

Sioux Air   

Active

1966^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sioux Narrows Airways   

Unsure

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skeena Air   

Renamed

Early 1950s

^ Comments : Associated Air Taxi, Kamloops Air Service, Skeena Air Transport, Whitehorse Flying Services and Port Alberni Airways all acquired by Central British Columbia Airlines

^ Genealogy : Skeena Air >>Central British Columbia Airlines ….>Air Canada

Sky Charter Aircraft Sales   

Renamed

1968* - 1969*

^ Comments : SkyCharter was formed in 1968 as Sky Charter Aircraft Sales

^ Genealogy : Sky Charter Aircraft Sales >SkyCharter

Sky Freighters   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Regional Airlines   

Active

2011 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SkyCharter   

Active

1978* - date

^ Comments : SkyCharter was formed in 1968 as Sky Charter Aircraft Sales

^ Genealogy : Sky Charter Aircraft Sales >SkyCharter

Skycraft Air Transport   

Inactive

1979 - 1994

^ Comments : Skycraft Air Transport was formed & started operations in 1979

^ Genealogy :  

SkyFreighters   

Unsure

1998* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skyjet Aviation   

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments : Skyjet Aviation of Quebec was founded by its President, Mathieu Gingras in Aug2007 & officially began operations on 01Aug2007

^ Genealogy :  

SkyLink Aviation   

Active

1992 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skylink Express   

Active

1996 - date

^ Comments : Skylink Express was established in Feb1994 as QuikAire Cargo and operated under that name from 1994 to 1996 and changed its name to Skylink Express in 1996

^ Genealogy : QuikAire Cargo >Skylink Express

SkyService (SkyService Business Aviation)   

Active

1986^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SkyService Airlines   

Inactive

1994 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skywalker Airlines   

Unsure

1986* - 1988*

^ Comments : Skywalker Airlines (a division of Inter-City Airways) operated out of Toronto Island Airport in the 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

Skyward Aviation   

Inactive

1986 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SkyXpress   

Inactive

2001* - 2008

^ Comments : SkyXpress was formed in 2001

^ Genealogy :  

Slate Falls Airways   

Active

1987* - date

^ Comments : Slate Falls Airways was founded in 1987

^ Genealogy :  

Slave Air   

Renamed

1988* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Can-West Air

SonicBlue Airways   

Inactive

2002 - 2006

^ Comments : SonicBlue Airways was formed after Regency Express acquired North Vancouver Air (formed in 1994) in 2002 and needed a new name to reflect the amlgamation. Transport Canada suspended its AOV in Jan2006

^ Genealogy : North Vancouver Air + Regency Express =>SonicBlue Airways

Sontair   

Inactive

1969^ - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Soundair   

Renamed

1984* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Soundair

Soundair Express   

Inactive

1989* - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

South Moresby Air Charters  updated

Renamed

1987* - 2006

^ Comments : The airline was formed in 1987 by Marvin Boyd and his wife Sheila for services around the the Queen Charlotte Islands. In 2006 the company merged into Inland Air Charters [Inland Air Charters Ltd. is headquartered in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. In 2006, veteran pilot Bruce Macdonald purchased the company. The operation thrives under his leadership, and when South Moresby Air Charters, a small airline based in the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii was offered for sale, Inland Air Charters purchased the company and merged the two operations]

^ Genealogy : South Moresby Air Charters >>Inland Air Charters

South Nahanni Airways   

Inactive

1995^ - 2004

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South West Air   

Unsure

1999* - 1999*

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Southern Air Transport   

Renamed

1939^ - 1942

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Southern Alberta Air Lines   

Inactive

1927* - 1931

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Southern Alberta Airlines   

Inactive

1924* - 1924*

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Southern Frontier Airlines   

Unsure

1978* - 1978*

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Southern Skies Aviation   

Inactive

2001 - 20011

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Sovereign Airlines (Aviation)   

Unconfirmed

(****)

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Sowind Air (Sowing Air)   

Inactive

1992 - 2001

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Spartan Air Services   

Inactive

1946* - 1972

^ Comments : Spartan Air Services was formed in 1946

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Sporthawk International   

Inactive

1996* - 2001

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St. Andrews Airways   

Unsure

1970* - 1979*

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St. Felicien Air Services (Saint Felicien Air Services)   

Inactive

1957* - 1979

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Stage Air   

Unsure

2001* - 2001*

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Stanair   

Inactive

1952^ - 1969*

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Star Airlines   

Unsure

2003* - 2004*

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Starlink Aviation (Aviation Starlink)  updated

Active

1991 - date

^ Comments : Starlink Aviation operates scheduled services linking Montreal with Bagotville and Alma under the GoAir Citylink brand. Also offers charter and air-taxi services in Canada and the USA

^ Genealogy : Aviation Starlink

Starratt Airways   

Renamed

1932^ - 1942

^ Comments : [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]

^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada

Sterling Aviation Services   

Active

2005^ - date

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Strait Air (2000)   

Active

2000* - date

^ Comments : Strait Air (2000) was founded in 2000 and began its operations in Forteau, in Labrador

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Sudair   

Inactive

1964* - 1967

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Sudbury Aviation   

Active

1956^ - date

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Summit Air (Summit Air Charters)  updated

Active

1988* - date

^ Comments : Summit Air was initially a float plane operator in Atlin, BC and was relocated to Yellowknife, NT in 2001. Serving the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Had Arctic Sunwest merge in in 2013

^ Genealogy : Arctic Sunwest >>Summit Air

SunWest Airlines   

Active

2008* - date

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Sunwest Aviation   

Active

2008 - date

^ Comments : Sunwest Aviation was formed in 1986 as Sunwest Home Aviation. Acquired Alta Flights in 2014

^ Genealogy : Sunwest Home Aviation >Sunwest Aviation

Sunwest Home Aviation   

Renamed

1986* - 2006

^ Comments : Sunwest Aviation was formed in 1986 as Sunwest Home Aviation. Acquired Alta Flights in 2014

^ Genealogy : Sunwest Home Aviation >Sunwest Aviation

Sunwest International Aviation Services   

Unsure

1986^ - 2001*

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Sunwing Airlines   

Active

2005 - date

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Superior Airways   

Inactive

1940 - 1979

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Superior Airways   

Active

2003* - date

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Survair   

Inactive

1978* - 1978*

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Swanberg Air   

Inactive

2000* - 2011

^ Comments : Swanberg Air was founded in 2000. It operated cargo, scheduled and charter passenger services in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia

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Swiftair Cargo   

Inactive

1981* - 1983

^ Comments : Swiftair Cargo was founded in 1981

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Tagish Air Services   

Inactive

1988^ - 2004

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Taku Glacier Air*   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

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Tal Air Charters (Talair Charters)   

Inactive

1994^ - 2003

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Tamalik Air   

Unsure

2003* - 2004*

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Tango (Air Canada Tango)   

Inactive

2001 - 2004

^ Comments : Air Canada created low-cost subsidiary Tango on 01Nov2001 & re-absorbed the operation in Jul2004

^ Genealogy : Tango (Air Canada Tango) >>Air Canada

TCA (Trans-Canada Air Lines)  updated

Renamed

1937 - 1964

^ Comments : TCA (Trans-Canada Air Lines) was formed on 10Apr1937 when it took over assets of Canadian Airways Company. First flight was on 01Sep1937 & Clarence Decatur C. D. Howe opened first transcontinental passenger service from Montreal to Vancouver on 01Mar1939 & inaugurated transatlantic service between Dorval and Prestwick with the North Star on 15Apr1947. Renamed Air Canada on 01Jan1965

^ Genealogy : Canadian Airways Company +>TCA >Air Canada

Tempus Air   

Inactive

1985^ - 1988

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Terra Surveys   

Renamed

1966 - 1972*

^ Comments : Terra Surveys was reorganized in into Geoterrex. Taken-over by Cargaard Aviation and into Fugro Aviation Canada

^ Genealogy : Terra Surveys >Geoterrex >>Cargaard Aviation >>Fugro Aviation Canada

Terr-Air (Territorial Airways)   

Unsure

1973* - 1979*

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Thunder Airlines   

Active

1994^ - date

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Thunderbird Airlines   

Renamed

1965* - 1971

^ Comments : NT Air (Northern Thunderbird Air) was formed in 1971 by the merger of Northern Mountain Airlines and Thunderbird Airlines

^ Genealogy : Northern Mountain Airlines + Thunderbird Airlines =>NT Air

Thunderbird Aviation   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

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Thunderbird Tours   

Inactive

1995* - 1996*

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Timberline Air   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

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Time Air   

Renamed

1969 - 1993

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^ Genealogy : Lethbridge Air Services >Time Air +Ontario Express =>Air Canada Regional + Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario >Jazz >Air Canada Express

Timmins Aviation   

Unsure

1960* - 1962*

^ Comments : Timmins Aviation operated charter services

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Tintina Air   

Active

2010* - date

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Titan Air   

Not started

(2000)

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TK Air Charters   

Inactive

1995^ - 2003*

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Tofino Air Lines   

Active

1988* - date

^ Comments : Hanna Air was founded in 1997 by Mark Segar was renamed to Pacific Spirit Air. Tofino Air expanded in Jan2001 with the purchase of Pacific Spirit Air based in Silva Bay on Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands

^ Genealogy : Hanna Air >Pacific Spirit Air >>Tofino Air Lines

Torontair (Toronto Airways)   

Inactive

1961* - 1999

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Toronto Airways   

Unsure

1948* - 1948*

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Toronto Helicopters   

Renamed

**** - ****

^ Comments : Okanagan Air Services began in British Columbia in the summer of 1947. Three ex-RCAF officers, pilots Carl Agar & Barney Bent, and engineer Alf Stringer, operating a fixed-wing charter company. CHC purchased Okanagan Helicopters and Toronto Helicopters and merged them with Dobbin's own company, Sealand Helicopters, to form a company named Canadian Helicopters. Renamed to CHC

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