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Canada is a federated country in North America, made up of ten provinces and three territories. It is bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, the Arctic Ocean on the north, and the south by the conterminous US
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September 15, 2016Integra Air acquired the Calgary and Medicine Hat based air charter company Bar XH Air [status change] in Sep2010
September 9, 2016Chrono Aviation was founded in Quebec City in 2012 as a charter airline [added]
September 6, 2016Nextjet Canada commenced revenue operations on 02May2016, ceased in Jul2016 but hopes to restart [status change]
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments
A. Fecteau Transport Aerien

1936 - 1973

Renamed

Air Fecteau was formed as A. Fecteau Transport Aerien

^ Genealogy - A. Fecteau Transport Aerien >Air Fecteau…..>Propair
ACS (Air Charter Systems)

1986* - 1988

Inactive

ACS was formed in 1986

^ Genealogy -  
Adlair Aviation

1984 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Adler Aviation

1996 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Advance Air Charters

2000* - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Adventure Air

2002* - date

Active

Adventure Air was formed in 2002

^ Genealogy -  
Aerial Recon Surveys

2000* - 2000*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Bee Airlines

(2012)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Link

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Trades Western

1979* - 1984

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Soundair
AeroFalcon

(2004)

Began?

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

^ Genealogy -  
AeroPro

1988* - 2010

Inactive

AeroPro was formed in 1988

^ Genealogy -  
Air 2000

1988* - 1989

Renamed

Air 2000 was founded in 1988

^ Genealogy - Air 2000 >Canada 3000
Air 500

1988 - 2007

Inactive

Air 500 was founded in 1988 & ceased operations in Apr2007

^ Genealogy -  
Air Alliance

1988 - 1999

Renamed

 

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

2002* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Alma

1980 - 2002

Inactive

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

1964 - 1964*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Arctic

2007* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Atlantic

1986 - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Atonabee

1979 - 1979*

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Atonabee Airways >Air Atonabee
Air Baffin

1989* - 1992*

Renamed

Air Nunavut was formed as Air Baffin in 1989

^ Genealogy - Air Baffin >Air Nunavut
Air BC

1980 - 2000*

Renamed

Air BC was formed in 1980 by 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 - >Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express
Air Bellevue

1970* - date

Active

Air Bellevue was formed in 1970

^ Genealogy -  
Air Bras D'Or

1986* - 1986*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Bravo

2001* - date

Active

Air Bravo was formed in 2001

^ Genealogy -  
Air Brazeau

1978* - 1978*

Renamed

Quebec Aviation was formed as Northwestern Airways, renamed to Air Brazeau and then to last name before the merger

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

1987* - date

Active

Air Cab was formed in 1987

^ Genealogy -  
Air Caledonia

1984* - 1989*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Canada

1964 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Air Canada
Air Canada Cargo

2001* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Canada Express

2011 - date

Active

Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Air Canada Jetz

2001 - date

Active

Air Canada Jetz started operations on 31Oct2001

^ Genealogy -  
Air Canada Regional

2001 - 2002

Renamed

 

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

2013 - date

Active

Air Canada rouge was officially launched in Dec2012 and began services on 01Jul2013

^ Genealogy -  
Air CanadaLite

(2000)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Caravane

1978* - 1981*

Inactive

Air Caravane was founded in 1978

^ Genealogy -  
Air Cardinal

1980* - 1982*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Caribou

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Caribou >>Air Saguenay
Air Club International (Globe Azur Airlines)

1993 - 1996

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Columbus Vacations (Vacances Air Columbus)

2002 - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Commando

2003* - 2003*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Commonwealth Alberta

1969 - 1970

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Commonwealth Alberta
Air Creebec

1982 - date

Active

Air Creebec started operations 01Jul1982

^ Genealogy -  
Air Fecteau

1973 - 1981

Inactive

Air Fecteau was formed as A. Fecteau Transport Aerien

^ Genealogy - A. Fecteau Transport Aerien >Air Fecteau…..>Propair
Air Gaspé

1951 - 1973

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy - Air Gaspé >>Quebecair
Air Georgian

1994 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Air Inuit

1978 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Air Ivanhoe

1980* - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Air Jasper

1987* - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Air Labrador (Labrador Airways)

1983 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy - Newfoundland Airways >Air Labrador
Air Liaison

2001* - 2012

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Skyjet MG
Air Link Express

1979* - 1999

Inactive

Air Link Express was founded in 1979

^ Genealogy -  
Air Luso

(****)

Began?

Air Luso was formed as Luso Canadian Airlines

^ Genealogy - Luso Canadian Airlines >Air Luso
Air Manan (Manan Air Services)

1994* - 2005*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Manitoba

1990 - 1994

Inactive

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)

2003* - 2003*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Maritime

**** - ****

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Maritime >>Canadian Airlines….>Air Canada
Air Melancon

1957* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Mikisew

1995 - 2010

Inactive

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

1981 - 1982

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Mistassini
Air Mont-Laurier

1985* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Montmagny

1980* - date

Active

Air Montmagny was founded in 1980

^ Genealogy -  
Air Montreal

1982 - 2001*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Muskoka

1975* - 2004

Inactive

Air Muskoka was founded in 1975

^ Genealogy -  
Air Niagara

1986* - 1994*

Status?

Air Niagara was formed in 1986

^ Genealogy -  
Air Niagara Express

1978* - 1999

Inactive

Air Niagara Express was established on 21Jul1978

^ Genealogy -  
Air Nootka

1981* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Nord-Ouest

1970* - date

Active

Air Nord-Ouest was founded in 1970 & was Quebec based

^ Genealogy -  
Air North

1977 - date

Active

Air North was formed 01Feb1977 by Joseph Sparling & Thomas Wood & operations started on 30Jun1977

^ Genealogy -  
Air Nova

1986 - 2001

Renamed

 

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

1996* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Air Nunavut
Air Ontario

1981* - 2001

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express
Air Optima (Aero Peninsule)

1999* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Otonabee

1980 - 1984

Renamed

Otonabee Airways was founded in 1971 & renamed Air Atonabee in 1980

^ Genealogy - Air Otonabee >Otonabee Airways >City Express
Air Ottawa

1998* - 1998*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Ranger

**** - ****

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Rimouski (Rimouski Aviation Syndicate)

1946 - 1953

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Air Roberval

2010* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Big River Air >Air Roberval
Air Saguenay

1970 - date

Active

Air Saguenay was formed as Saguenay Air Service. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec

^ Genealogy - Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay
Air Sask

1991 - 2000

Renamed

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

1968 - 2008

Renamed

Air Satellite merged into Exact Air in Oct2007

^ Genealogy - Air Satellite >>Exact Air
Air Schefferville

1981* - 2004

Inactive

Air Schefferville was founded in Schefferville, Quebec in 1981

^ Genealogy -  
Air Southwest

1983* - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Star

(1991*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Swisha (Air Kipawa)

1962* - date

Active

Air Swisha (Air Kipawa) was founded in 1962

^ Genealogy -  
Air Tindi

1988 - date

Active

Air Tindi operations started 01Nov1988

^ Genealogy - >Air Tindi
Air Toronto

1988* - 1992*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - >Canadian Regional
Air Transat

1987 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Transat Cargo

2011 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Tunilik

2004* - 2012*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Wemindji

1987* - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air West

1982* - 2005

Inactive

Air West was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy -  
Air Windsor

1970 - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Gordon Airways >Air Windsor
Airborne Energy Solutions

1985* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Airco Charters

1987* - 2012

Inactive

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

1956 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Air-Dale
Airdale Flying Services

1946 - 1956

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air-Dale
AirExpress Ontario

1997* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
AirGava

1973 - 1981

Inactive

AirGava was formed as Lariviere Air Services

^ Genealogy - Lariviere Air Services >AirGava
Airspeed Aviation

1986* - 2009

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Airspeed Aviation >>Orca Airways
Air-Spray (Airspray)

1967* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
AirSprint

2000* - date

Active

AirSprint introduced fractional ownership to Canada in 2000

^ Genealogy -  
AirTransit Canada

1974 - 1976

Inactive

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

1999 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Airwest Airlines

1964 - 1980

Renamed

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 - 9 airlines =Air BC….>Air Canada Express
Aklak Air

1978 - date

Active

Aklak Air operations started on 30Jun1978

^ Genealogy - Aklak Air
Aklavik Flying Services

1970s

Renamed

Aklavik Flying Services was acquired by Kenn Borek Air

^ Genealogy - Aklavik Flying Services >>Kenn Borek Air
Akwaaba Airlines

(2005)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alberta Central Airways

1970* - date

Active

Alberta Central Airways was formed in 1970

^ Genealogy -  
Alberta Citylink

1996 - 2011*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alberta Express

1986 - 1986*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Alta Flights
Alberta Government Air Transportation Services

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alberta Northern Airlines

1981* - 1989*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alert Bay Air Services

1958* - 1978

Renamed

Gulf Air Aviation was formed in 1958 as Alert Bay Air Services

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Alkan Air

1977* - date

Active

Alkan Air was founded in 1977

^ Genealogy -  
All Points Airways

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
All West Freight

1996^ - 2012*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
AllCanada Express

1992 - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alma Air Services

1960 - 1980

Renamed

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

2000* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alpine Lakes Air (Saltwater West Enterprises)

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alta Flights

1998* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Alta Flights
Ambassador World Charters

1994 - 1995

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Amigo Airways

1999 - 2006

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Seair Seaplanes
Antarctic Airways

1987 - 1988

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Arctic Air

1964^ - 1974

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Simpson Air
Arctic Air

1999 - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Arctic Sunwest

1993* - 2013

Renamed

Arctic Sunwest was created in 1993 from the aviation division of RTL-Robinson Enterprises. Merged into Summit Air

^ Genealogy - Arctic Sunwest >>Summit Air
Arctic Wings

1953* - 1956

Renamed

Transair was founded the merger of Central Northern Airways and Arctic Wings in 1956

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

2000^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Arrow Airways

1942* - 1942

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Arrow Aviation

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ashuanipi Aviation

1975^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Associated Air Lines

1952* - 1953*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Associated Air Taxi

1946* - 1953*

Renamed

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

1955* - 1955

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Astoria Air

1995 - 1996

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Astro Airline

1973* - 1973*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Athabasca Airways

1955 - 2000

Renamed

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

1976* - date

Active

Atikokan Aero Services was formed in 1976

^ Genealogy -  
Atlantair

1981* - 1981*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Atlantic Airways

1985* - 1989

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Provincial Airlines
Atlantic Central Airlines

1960 - 1979*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Atlantic Charters

1982 - 2005*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Atlantic Island Airways

1994 - 1994

Inactive

Atlantic Island Airways was founded in 1994

^ Genealogy -  
Atlas Aviation

1962* - 1962*

Renamed

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

1995* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Atonabee Airways

1971 - 1979

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Atonabee Airways >Air Atonabee
Austin Airways

1934 - 1987

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Aviabek

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aviation Boreal

1989* - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aviation Business Flights

1985* - 1994

Renamed

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

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aviation Mauricie

2001* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aviation Quebec Labrador

1983^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Avionair

1981 - 1991

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aviation Starlink
Avnorth Aviation

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Awood Air

1962 - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
B C Yukon Air Service

1953 - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - B C Yukon Air Service
B.C. Airways

1928* - 1933*

Status?

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

 

^ Genealogy - Baie Comeau Air Services >Golfe Air Quebec
Bamaji Air

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Bar XH Air

1974 - 2010*

Renamed

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)

1986 - 1987

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Baxter Aviation

1985^ - 2007

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >West Coast Air
Bay Chaleur Air

2002 - 2002

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Bayview Air Service

1975* - 1975*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
BC Airlines

1943* - 1969

Renamed

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

1970 - 1970

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Bearskin Airlines (Bearskin Lake Air Services)

1963 - date

Active

Sioux Lookout, Ontario based Bearskin Airlines was established on 17Jul1963

^ Genealogy -  
Beaver Air Services

1981* - 2006

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Beaver Air Services >Missinippi Airways
Big River Air

1984* - 2007

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Big River Air >Air Roberval
Big Salmon Air

1988^ - 2006*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Black Sheep Aviation

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Blue Water Aviation Services

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Bolton Lake Air Services

1995 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Boreal Airways

1947* - 1957

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Bradley Air Services

1946 - 1973

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Bradley Air Services >First Air
Bradley Air Services

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Brooker-Wheaton Aviation

1970* - 1992

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Brooker-Wheaton Aviation >Morningstar Air Express
BTA Aviation (Cargo)

1997* - 1997*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Buffalo Airways

1970 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Buffalo Narrows Airways

1976* - 1977*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Courtesy Air
Bushland Airways

1978* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Business Flights

1978* - 2001

Inactive

Business Flights was formed as Chinook Air

^ Genealogy - Chinook Air >Business Flights
Buzzard Air

1984* - 1990*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Calm Air International

1962 - date

Active

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

1992* - date

Active

Cameron Air Services was formed in 1992

^ Genealogy -  
Campbell Air

1981* - 1997

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canada 3000

(2005)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canada 3000

1988 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Canada 3000
Canada 3000 Cargo

2001 - 2004*

Renamed

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

(2002)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canada Trans-Continental Airways

1927 - 1928*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canada West Air

1989* - 1990

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canada West Airlines

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canadian Air Transit

1980* - 1980

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Canadian Airlines International

1987 - 2000

Renamed

Canadian Airlines International was formed on 27Mar1987 & started ops on 26Apr1987. The merger with Air Canada officially took place on 01Jan2001

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

1930 - 1942

Renamed

Canadian Airways Ltd, was incorporated on 27Jun1930

^ Genealogy - Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways…. >Air Canada
Canadian Airways Company

Pre 1937

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canadian Colonial Airways

1929* - 1942

Renamed

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

1928* - 1928

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Canadian Frontier

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canadian North (Air NorTerra)

1989^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canadian Regional Airlines

1993 - 2001*

Status?

 

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

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canadian Western Airlines

2001 - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CanAir Cargo

19890 - 1997

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - CanAir Cargo +>Royal Airlines
Can-Air Services

1989* - 1991*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Canavia Transit

1982* - 1982"

Status?

Canavia Transit was dissolved on 14Oct1983

^ Genealogy -  
Can-Hellas Cargo (Canhellas)

1973* - 1973*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CanJet

2000 - 2015

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy -  
Can-West Air

2006* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Can-West Air
Capital Air Surveys

1969* - 1983*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Caravan Airlines (Aviation)

2004^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Cargaard Aviation

1988* - 2002

Renamed

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

2013 - date

Active

Cargo North operations started on 24Jan2013

^ Genealogy -  
Cargojet Airways

2002 - date

Active

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

2007 - date

Active

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

1954* - 1962

Renamed

Millardair was formed in 1954 as Carl Millard

^ Genealogy - Carl Millard >Millardair
Carson Air

1995* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Carter Air Services

1962* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Cassidair Services

1956 - 1965

Renamed

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

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Central Air Transport

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Central Airways

1961* - 1961*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Central B.C. Air Service

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Port Alberni Airways >>Associated Air Taxi >Central BC A.S…... >PWA >CPA >Air Canada
Central British Columbia Airlines

1946* - 1953

Renamed

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

2004 - date

Active

Central Flyway Air was formed as Venture Air in 1995

^ Genealogy - Venture Air >Central Flyway Air
Central Mountain Air

1987 - date

Active

Central Mountain Air operations started on 30Jun1987

^ Genealogy -  
Central Northern Airways

1947 - 1956

Renamed

Transair was founded the merger of Central Northern Airways and Arctic Wings in 1956

^ Genealogy - Arctic Wings + Central Northern Airways =>Transair…..>Air Canada
Chaparal Charters

1982* - 1992*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Chartright Air

1996* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
CHC Helicopter

1987 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - CHC Helicopter
Cherry Red Airline (Cherry Air Service)

1928* - 1932

Inactive

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

1994* - date

Active

Chimo Air Service was formed in 1994

^ Genealogy -  
Chinook Air

**** - ****

Renamed

Business Flights was formed as Chinook Air

^ Genealogy - Chinook Air >Business Flights
Chrono Aviation

2012* - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
City Center Airlines

1981* - 1985"

Inactive

City Center Airlines was dissolved on the 12Apr1986

^ Genealogy -  
City Centre Airlines

(2005)

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - City Centre Airlines >Porter Airlines
City Express (Cite Express)

1984 - 1991

Inactive

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

1990^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Clearwater Airways

1995* - date

Active

Clearwater Airways was formed in 1995

^ Genealogy -  
Cloud Air Service

1993^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
CMA (Canadian Metro Airlines)

1938 - 1975

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Propair
CMA (Canadian Metro Airlines)

2002 - 2009

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Coast Western Airlines

1988^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Coastal Cargo Canada

1962 - 1962

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Coastal Cargo Company >Coastal Cargo Canada >>Universal Airlines
Cochrane Air Services

1984* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Collingwood Air

1990* - 1993*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Commando Air Transport

1996^ - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Commercial

1928* - 1928*

Renamed

 

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

1988* - 1988

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Canadian Regional
Conair

1969 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Confortair

1991^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Conifair Aviation

1979* - 1992

Renamed

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

1960* - 1969*

Renamed

 

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

1961 - 1995

Renamed

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

1961* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Cooper Air

1987^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Corilair Charters

1991* - date

Active

Corilair Charters was formed in 1991

^ Genealogy -  
Corp Air

1991^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Corporate Xpress

1975 - 2009

Inactive

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

1986 - 1991

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Cougar Air

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Coulson Flying Tankers

1959^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Coulson Flying Tankers
Courtesy Air

1977 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Courtesy Air
CP Air

1968 - 1985

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - (10 airlines) =>CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada
CPA (Canadian Pacific Air Lines)

1942 - 1968

Renamed

Canadian Pacific Air Lines was formed on 30Jan1942 when C P Railway Co. purchased Canadian Airways

^ Genealogy - + Canadian Airways =>Canadian Pacific Air Lines >CP Air + Nordair + PWA =>Canadian Airlines >Air Canada
Craig Air

1985* - date

Active

Craig Air was established in 1985

^ Genealogy -  
Crown Charter Services

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CrownAir (Canadian Aviation Express Airlines)

1984* - 1990

Inactive

CrownAir ceased operations in Feb1990

^ Genealogy -  
Curtiss Reid Flying Service

1928 - 1950*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Cypress Airlines

1997* - 1997

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Cypress Jetprop Charter

1996* - 1997*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Dene Cree Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Deraps Aviation

1986^ - 2004*

Renamed

Deraps Aviation was formed in 1986 & was acquired by Air Saguenay in the early 2000’s

^ Genealogy - Deraps Aviation .>>Air Saguenay
Destinair

1996* - 1996*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Direquair

1975* - 1981

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Mistassini
Discovery Air

2006 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Discovery Air
Dominion Helicopters

1959* - 1961*

Status?

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

^ Genealogy -  
Dorval Air Transport

1957* - 1958

Inactive

Dorval Air Transport was engaged on Canadian DEW-line operations but went into liquidation in 1958

^ Genealogy -  
Downair

1973* - 1973

Inactive

ceased operations in late 1973

^ Genealogy -  
Earlton Airways

1976* - 1976*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
East Coast Airways

2010 - 2010

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Eastern Flying Service

1956* - 1988

Renamed

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

1978* - 1982*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Elite

(2002)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Enerjet

2008 - date

Active

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

1994* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
EPA (Eastern Provincial Airways)

1949 - 1984

Renamed

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

^ 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)

1992 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Exact Air

1983* - date

Active

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

 

^ Genealogy -  
Express Tours

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Expressair

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fairchild Aerial Surveys (of Canada)

1922* - 1923*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fast Air

1995 - date

Active

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)

1959* - 1962*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Coulson Flying Tankers
First Air

1973 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy - Bradley Air Services >First Air
Flair Airlines

2005 - date

Active

Flair Airlines, privately owned and started operations on 19Aug2005

^ Genealogy -  
Fly Sarvaq

(2016)

Renamed

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

2016 >

Planned

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)

2003 - 2009

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Forde Lake Air Services

1964 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fort Frances Sportsmen Airways

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fortunair

1994 - 1995

Inactive

By the beginning of 1995 Fortunair was in financial trouble and operations ended on 23Jan1995

^ Genealogy -  
Fraser Airways

1932 - 1935*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Frontier Air

1986* - 1992

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Frontier Air Service

2004* - 2010*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fugro Aviation Canada

2002 - date

Active

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

1975^ - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Gagnon Air Service

1969* - 1970*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay
Gander Aviation

1960* - 1979*

Status?

Gander Aviation was founded in 1960

^ Genealogy -  
Garrison Aviation

1976* - 1979*

Status?

Garrison Aviation was founded in 1976

^ Genealogy -  
Gateway Airlines

1998^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Gateway Aviation

1952^ - 1979*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Geffair

1989^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Georgian Bay Airways

1946^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Georgian Express

2004* - 2007

Renamed

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

1972* - 1988*

Renamed

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

1931* - 1932*

Renamed

West Coast Air Services was formed in 1931 as Gilbert's Flying Service

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

1985^ - 2012*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ginger Coote Airways

1942* - 1942

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Globemaster Air Cargo

2003 - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Go Air Express

2002 - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Go Sarvaq

(2016)

Began?

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

2005 - 2011

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Gogal Air Services

2004* - 2012*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Golfe Air Quebec

1974* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Baie Comeau Air Services >Golfe Air Quebec
Goose Bay Air Services

1986* - 1986*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Gordon Airways

1961 - 1970

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Gordon Airways >Air Windsor
Great Lakes Air Service

1961 - 1967

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Great Lakes Airlines

1967 - 1981

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Great Northern Airlines

1969* - 1972

Renamed

 

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

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Great Western Airways

1928* - 1929*

Renamed

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

2015* - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Green Airways

1950* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Greyhound Air

1996 - 1997

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Grondair

1978* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Gulf Air Aviation

1978 - 1980

Renamed

Gulf Air Aviation was formed in 1958 as Alert Bay Air Services.

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Gulf Aviation

1953* - 1953

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Haida Airlines

1980* - 1980

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Hamilton Harbour Airways

(2015)

Began?

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 -  
Harbour Air Seaplanes

1982* - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy - Windoak Air Service >Harbour Air Seaplanes
Harmony Airways

2004 - 2007

Inactive

Harmony Airways was established as HMY Airways in Feb2000 & ceased operations on 09Apr2007

^ Genealogy - Harmony Airways
Harrison Airways

1960* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Hawkair Aviation Services

1994 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
HBAT (Hudson Bay Air Transport)

1930* - 1958*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Hearst Air Service

1974* - date

Active

Hearst Air Service was founded in 1946

^ Genealogy -  
Helijet

1986 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Hicks & Lawrence

1982^ - 2006

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Discovery Air
High-Line Airways

1982* - 1986*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
HMY Airways

2002 - 2004

Renamed

Harmony Airways is established as HMY Airways in Feb2000

^ Genealogy - >Harmony Airways
Holidair Airways

1987* - 1990

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Holmes Blunt Co Ltd

1960 - 1961

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Hooker Air Services

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Horne Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Hughes Air

2003* - 2003*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Huron Air & Outfitters

1981^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
HUT (Hollinger Ungava Transport)

1948* - 1951*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
IC Air (Icarus Flying Services)

1977^ - 1987

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Icarus Flying Services
Icarus Aviation (Les Services Aeriens Icare)

1987 - 1989*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Icarus Flying Services
Icarus Flying Services

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Icarus Flying Services
ICC (International Cargo Charter)

1998 - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - ICC
Ignace Airways

1960 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ilford Airways

1953* - 1960

Renamed

 

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

1960 - 1983

Renamed

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

2007* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Inland Air Charters

1981 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Inland Air Charters
Inland Valley Airways

1998* - 1999*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Innu Mikun Airlines

1998 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Intair

1989 - 1991

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Integra Air

1999 - date

Active

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)

1986* - 1986

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Inter-Canadien

1987 - 1999

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Inter-Canadien
Interior Enterprise

1958* - 1958*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
International Airfreighters

Early 1960s

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
International Express Air Charter

2004* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
International Jet Air

1971* - 1977*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Interprovincial Airlines

1995* - 1998*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - >Provincial Airlines
Inter-Provincial Airways

1930* - 1930

Renamed

 

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

1989* - 1989*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Island Air Charters

1998* - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Island Airlines

1959^ - 1980

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Island Express Air

2009 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Island Valley Airways

1998* - 1998*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Island Westair

1998^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jackson Air Services

1975 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jazz

2001 - 2011

Renamed

Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011

^ Genealogy - Air BC + Air Nova + Air Ontario + Canadian Regional Airlines =>Air Canada Regional >Jazz >Air Canada Express
Jet Naked

(2014)

Began?

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

1987* - 1996

Inactive

Jetall was formed in 1987

^ Genealogy -  
Jetlines

(2015)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jetport

1996^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jetsgo

2001 - 2005

Inactive

Jetsgo commenced services on 12Jun2001 & ceased operations on 11Mar2005

^ Genealogy -  
Johanneson Flying Services

1951* - 1951*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Johnny May Air Charters

1974^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Juan Air

1972* - 2007

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Pacific Sky Aviation
KaBeeLo Airways

1977^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kamloops Air Service

early 1950s

Renamed

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
Kayair

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
KD Air

1990 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Keewatin Air

1998 - date

Active

Keewatin Air was formed in 1998 & operations started on 15Dec1998

^ Genealogy -  
Keir Air Transport

1967^ - 1969

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Commonwealth Alberta
Kelner Airways

1989* - 1993

Renamed

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

1974 - 2015

Renamed

Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter was established on 20Mar1970, started operations on 15Jun1974. Rebranded to KF Cargo

^ Genealogy - Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter >KF Cargo
Kenn Borek Air

1971 - date

Active

Kenn Borek Air was formed as Vic Turner Ltd & renamed in 1971 after purchase by Borek Construction

^ Genealogy - Vic Turner Ltd >Kenn Borek Air
Kenora Air Service

1982* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Kenora Air Service
Kenting Atlas Aviation

1962 - 1975

Renamed

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

1947* - 1962

Renamed

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

1985 - 2015

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Keystone Air Service >>Wings over Kississing
Keywinds Air

2001^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
KF Cargo

2015 - date

Active

KF Cargo is the rebranded name of the cargo operations of Kelowna Flightcraft

^ Genealogy - Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter >KF Cargo
Kississing Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kivalliq Air

1998 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Klahanie Air

1976* - 2006*

Status?

Klahanie Air was founded in 1976

^ Genealogy -  
Kluane Airways

1980* - date

Active

Kluane Airways was formed in 1980

^ Genealogy -  
Knee Lake Air Service

1988^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Knight Air

2005* - 2005*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Knighthawk Air Express

1993* - 2005

Inactive

Knighthawk Air Express was established in Dec1993. Services were cancelled effective from 28May2005

^ Genealogy -  
Knox Air Service (Aerial Spraying)

1990* - 1991*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Konopelky Air Service

2008* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kootenay Airways

1986^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
La Loche Airways

2005* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
La Ronge Aviation

1960 - 1991

Renamed

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

1946* - 1981

Status?

La Sarre Air Services was founded in 1946

^ Genealogy - >Propair
Labrador Air Safari

1974* - 2006*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Labrador Air Safari >>Air Saguenay
Labrador Airways

1971* - 1989*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
LAC La Croix Quetico Air Service

1950^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lac Seul Airways

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
LAC Seul Airways

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
LadoucAir

1981* - 1981*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Laird Air

2014* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lake Central Airways

1983^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lamb Airways (Thomas Lamb Airways)

1934 - 1969

Renamed

LambAir was formed & started operations in 1934 as Lamb Airways

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

1969 - 1981

Inactive

LambAir was formed & started operations in 1934 as Lamb Airways

^ Genealogy - Lamb Airways (Thomas Lamb Airways) >Lambair
Lariviere Air Services

1961 - 1973

Renamed

AirGava was formed as Lariviere Air Services

^ Genealogy - Lariviere Air Services >AirGava
Latham Island Airways

1988 - 1991

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Latham Island Airways >>Air Tindi
Laurentide Air Services (Laurentian Air Services)

1922 - 1925

Inactive

Laurentide Air Services started the first scheduled air service in Canada on 23May1924

^ Genealogy -  
Laval Aviation

1980 - 2010

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lawrence Bay Airways

2011* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Leavens Bros

1953 - 1958*

Status?

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

1935* - 1953

Renamed

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

1999* - 1999*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lethbridge Air Services

1968* - 1969

Renamed

 

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

1927 - 1928*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Leuenberger Air Service

1971^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Liard Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lib-Air-T

1996 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Little Red Air Service

1986 - 2006

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Little Red Air Service >Nor-Alta Aviation
Lockhart Air Services

1988^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
London Air Services

1999* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Londonair

(2001)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Luso Canadian Airlines

(****)

Began?

Air Luso was formed as Luso Canadian Airlines

^ Genealogy - Luso Canadian Airlines >Air Luso
Mackenzie Air

1975* - 1979*

Status?

Mackenzie Air was an Edmonton-based charter airline

^ Genealogy -  
Mackenzie Air Services

1932* - 1942

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Maestro

2006 - 2007

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy -  
Mandair

1992^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Manitoba Government Air Services

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Maritime Central Airways

1941 - 1963

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Maritime Central Airways >>Eastern Provincial Airways + CP Air + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada
Maritime Global Airways (MGA)

(****)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Matane Air Services

1948 - 1965

Renamed

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

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

1985^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
May Airlines

1919* - 1924

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
McMurray Air Service

1947 - 1963*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
McMurray Aviation

1984* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Metrolitan Air Services

1959 - 1960

Renamed

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

1975 - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Mill Aviation

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Millardair

1962 - 1990

Inactive

Millardair was formed in 1954 as Carl Millard Ltd.

^ Genealogy - Carl Millard >Millardair
Minerve Canada

1986 - 1989

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy -  
Ministic Air (Kistigan)

1998* - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Minto Airways

1982* - 1986*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Missinippi Airways

2006 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy - Beaver Air Services >Missinippi Airways
Mober Aviation

1970* - 1984*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Modern Air-Spray

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Mont Laurier Aviation

1947* - 1957

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Montair Aviation

1995^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Montreal & Dominion Skyways

1935* - 1942

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Montreal Air Services

1955 - 1978

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Morgan Air Services

1983^ - 2010

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Morningstar Air Express

1992 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy - Brooker-Wheaton Aviation >Morningstar Air Express
My Airways

2002* - 2004

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Harmony Airways
NAC Air (North American Charters)

2000* - 2008

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nahanni Air Services

1979* - 1986*

Renamed

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

1973 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nationair

1984* - 1993

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nav Air Charter

1979^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nestor Falls Fly-In Outputs

1979* - date

Active

Nestor Falls Fly-In Outputs was founded in 1979

^ Genealogy -  
New Air & Tours

2008 - 2008

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - New Air & Tours >Enerjet
Newco

(2002)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Newfoundland & Labrador Air Services

2004* - 2009*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Newfoundland & Labrador Air Transport

1979* - 1979*

Status?

Newfoundland Air Transport Ltd was formed & commenced ops in 1961 to undertake all forms of aerial work as Newfoundland Air Transport

^ Genealogy - Newfoundland Air Transport >Newfoundland & Labrador A. T.
Newfoundland Aero Sales and Services

1948* - 1949

Renamed

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

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

1961 - 1979*

Renamed

Newfoundland Air Transport Ltd was formed & commenced ops in 1961 to undertake all forms of aerial work as Newfoundland Air Transport

^ Genealogy - Newfoundland Air Transport >Newfoundland & Labrador A. T.
Newfoundland Airways

1948 - 1983

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Newfoundland Airways >Air Labrador
NewLeaf Airways

2016 - date

Active

NewLeaf Airways started operations on 25Jul2016

^ Genealogy -  
Nextjet Canada

2016 - date

Restarting

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 hope to restart

^ Genealogy -  
Niigaani Air

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nipawin Air Services

1961 - 1979*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Nipawin Air Services >Osprey Wings >>West Wind Aviation
Nolinor Aviation

1997 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Nor-Alta Aviation

2006 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy - Little Red Air Service >Nor-Alta Aviation
Norcanair (North Canada Air)

1965 - 1988

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Norcanair Airlines

2001* - 2006

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nordair

1957 - 1988

Renamed

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

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

1969* - 1976

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nordair Metro

1987* - 1987

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Nordair Quebec 2000

2000* - 2006

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
NorOntair

1971 - 1993

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
North American Airlines

1997* - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
North Cariboo Air

2007 - date

Active

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 Cariboo Flying Service

1957 - 2007

Renamed

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)

1961 - 1979

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
North Pacific Seaplanes

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
North Star Air

1998* - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
North Star Aviation

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
North Vancouver Air

1994^ - 2002

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >SonicBlue Airways
North Wind Aviation

2009* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Air Charters

1984* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Air Fuel

2000* - 2002*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Air Services

1959* - 1971

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern British Columbia Air Service

1936 - 1953

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >B C Yukon Air Service
Northern Dene Airways

2002* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Hawk Aviation

2003* - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Lights Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Lights Airlines

(2008)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Mountain Airlines

1959* - 1971

Renamed

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

1989* - 2000*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Wilderness Outfitters

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northern Wings (Les Ailes du Nord)

1946 - 1981

Renamed

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

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

1961 - 1971*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northland Outdoors Canada

1983* - 1984*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northlands Air Manitoba

1983 - 1990

Renamed

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

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northward Airlines

1965^ - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northway Aviation

1962* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northwest Flying

1987* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northwestern Air

1968 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Northwestern Airways

**** - ****

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Northwinds Northern

19955* - 2005*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
North-Wright Air

1986* - 1999*

Renamed

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

2001* - date

Active

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

1958* - 1964*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
NT Air (Northern Thunderbird Air)

1971 - date

Active

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

1986^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nunasi-Central Airlines

1984 - 1987

Renamed

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

1987 - 1991

Inactive

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)

1962 - 1998

Renamed

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

2010* - 2011*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Odyssey International

1988 - 1990

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Okanagan Air Services

1947 - 1949

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >CHC Helicopter
Okanagan Helicopters

1949 - 1987

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >CHC Helicopter
Old Colony Airlines

1931 - 1932

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Omnineca Air Services

1980* - 1980

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
On Air

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ontario Airways

Early 1940s

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ontario Central Airlines

1947* - 1984

Renamed

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

1988 - 1993

Renamed

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

1960 - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ontario Worldair

1978 - 1980

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
OPAS (Ontario Provincial Air Service)

1924* - date

Active

OPAS was formed in 1924

^ Genealogy -  
Orca Airways

2005* - date

Active

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)

1973^ - 1984

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Soundair
Osnaburgh Airways

1986* - 2006*

Status?

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

^ Genealogy -  
Osprey Wings

1979* - 2015

Renamed

Osprey Wings merged into West Wind Aviation in Dec2015

^ Genealogy - Nipawin Air Services >Osprey Wings >>West Wind Aviation
Otonabee Airways

1971* - 1980

Renamed

Otonabee Airways was founded in 1971 & renamed Air Atonabee in 1980

^ Genealogy - Air Otonabee >Otonabee Airways >City Express
Pacific Airways

1925* - 1928*

Renamed

Pacific Airways was formed by D. R. MacLaren on 10Feb1925 & took over the fishery patrol from the RCAF

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

1965 - 1980

Renamed

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
Pacific Coastal Airlines

1986 - date

Active

Pacific Coastal Airlines was formed as a result of a merger between Powell Air and the Port Hardy division of Air BC

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

1998^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pacific Sky Adventures

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pacific Sky Aviation

2007 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Pacific Sky Aviation
Pacific Sound Air Service

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pacific Spirit Air

2000* - 2001

Renamed

Tofino Air expanded in Jan2001 with the purchase of Pacific Spirit Air based in Silva Bay on Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands

^ Genealogy - Pacific Spirit Air >>Tofino Air Lines
Pacific Wings Airlines

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
PAL Airlines (Canada)

2016 - date

Active

Provincial Airlines rebranded as PAL Airlines (Canada) in Jun2016

^ Genealogy - Provincial Airlines >PAL Airlines (Canada)
Parsons Airways

1952 - 1979*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Kenora Air Service
Parsons Airways Northern

1955* - 1984*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pascan Aviation

1999* - date

Active

Pascan Aviation was founded in 1999 as a a regional airline based in Saint-Hubert, Quebec

^ Genealogy -  
Pat Bay Air

2005* - date

Active

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

1928 - 1930*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Patricia Airways and Exploration +>Patricia Airways
Patricia Airways and Exploration

1926 - 1928

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Patricia Airways and Exploration +>Patricia Airways
Peace Air

1968 - 2007

Inactive

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

1962 - 1968

Renamed

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)

1970* - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Peninsula Air Services*

1960s

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
People's Air

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Peregrine Air Charter

1996* - 1996*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Perimeter Airlines (Perimeter Aviation)

1960 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Platinum Jet Air

(2006*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Plummer's Sioux Narrows Airways

1955^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Points North Air Services

1988^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Points of Call

1988* - 1989

Inactive

Points of Call was formed in 1988

^ Genealogy -  
Polaris Charter Co.

1946 - 1953

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Port Alberni Airways

1947* - 1948

Renamed

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

2006 - date

Active

Porter Airlines was Incorporated as City Centre Airlines in Apr2005. Renamed & commenced operations on 23Oct2006

^ Genealogy - Porter Airlines
Powell Air

1960* - 1986*

Renamed

Pacific Coastal Airlines was formed as a result of a merger between Powell Air and the Port Hardy division of Air BC

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

1938* - 1942

Renamed

Prairie Airways was formed in 1938. Merged with 9 other airlines to form CP Air

^ Genealogy - Prairie Airways + (9 other airlines) =>CP Air…...>Air Canada
Premair*

1992* - 1992*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Prime Air

(2001)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Prince Edward Air

1989 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pronto Airways

2006 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Propair

1981 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Propair
Prospecting Airways

1928* - 1929*

Status?

Prospecting Airways was formed on 13Feb1928 for aerial prospecting

^ Genealogy -  
Provincial Airlines

1980 - 2016

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Provincial Airlines >PAL Airlines (Canada)
Provincial Express

1988^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ptarmigan Lake Airways (Ptarmigan Airways)

1961* - 1997

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Ptarmigan Lake Airways >>First Air
Purolator Courier

1967 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Purolator Courier
Purple Label Airlines

1928 - 1928

Renamed

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)

1953 - 1987

Renamed

Pacific Western Airlines ceases operations on 01Feb1987 (purchased Canadian Pacific Airlines to create Canadian Airlines International)

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

1935* - 1942

Renamed

Quebec Airways was formed in 1935 & became part of CPA on 24Mar1942

^ Genealogy - Quebec Airways >CPA >Canadian Airlines >Air Canada
Quebec Aviation

1979* - 1987

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Quebecair

1953 - 1987

Renamed

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)

2003 - 2005

Inactive

QuebecAir Express ceased operations on 21Jan2005

^ Genealogy -  
Queen Charlotte Airlines

1943* - 1955

Renamed

Queen Charlotte Airlines was founded in 1943

^ Genealogy - Queen Charlotte Airlines >>PWA…..>Air Canada
Questor Surveys

1988* - 1988*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Quikair

2001^ - 2006

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
QuikAire Cargo

1994 - 1996

Renamed

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

2014 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Regional 1 Airlines >R1 Airlines
Rainy Lake Airways

1954* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Red Lake Airways

1987* - 2007

Inactive

Red Lake Airways was founded in 1987

^ Genealogy -  
Regency Express

1994 - 2005

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >SonicBlue Airways
Regent Air

**** - ****

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Regionair

1981 - 1984

Renamed

Regionair was taken over by Quebecair

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

1992* - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Regional 1 Airlines

2004 - 2014

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Regional 1 Airlines >R1 Airlines
Regional Premier

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Reindeer Air Service

1960 - 1979

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rigel Airways

1982^ - 1994

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rimouski Airlines

1947 - 1953

Renamed

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

1946* - 1947

Renamed

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

2004* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rog-Air

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Roots Air

2000 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ross Air Service

2001^ - 2011

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Royal Airlines

1992 - 2001

Inactive

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

1999* - 2001

Renamed

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

1999* - 2000

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
RoyalAir

1969* - 1969

Renamed

RoyalAir was taken over by Quebecair in 1969

^ Genealogy - >Inter-Canadien
Rusty Myer's Flying Service

1956^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sabair (Sabair Charters)

1980^ - 1994

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sabourin Lake Airways

1968* - 1994*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sabourin Lake Airways

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Saguenay Air Service

1960* - 1970

Renamed

Air Saguenay was formed as Saguenay Air Service. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec

^ Genealogy - Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay
Sakku First Aviation

2011* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
SaltSpring Island Air

2003* - date

Active

St. Clair McColl started SaltSpring Air in Jun2003

^ Genealogy -  
Samaritan Air Service

1989^ - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sandy Lake Seaplanes

1995^ - 2012*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sankair International

(1990s)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sapawe Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sarnia Airlines

1960* - 1960*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Saskair

1962* - 1965

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Seaair Services (Sea Air Services)

1999* - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Seair Seaplanes

1980^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - >Seair Seaplanes
Selkirk Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Service Air

1997^ - 1998*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Serviceair

(2003)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SGA (Saskatchewan Government Airways)

1947^ - 1962*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Sharp Wings

1965^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Shuswap Air

1980^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sifton Air Yukon

1994 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Silver Pine Air Services

1960^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Simpson Air

1974 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Simpson Air
Sioux Air

1966^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sioux Narrows Airways

1989* - 1989*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Skeena Air

Early 1950s

Renamed

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

1968* - 1969*

Renamed

SkyCharter was formed in 1968 as Sky Charter Aircraft Sales

^ Genealogy - Sky Charter Aircraft Sales >SkyCharter
Sky Freighters

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sky Regional Airlines

2011 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
SkyCharter

1978* - date

Active

SkyCharter was formed in 1968 as Sky Charter Aircraft Sales

^ Genealogy - Sky Charter Aircraft Sales >SkyCharter
Skycraft Air Transport

1979 - 1994

Inactive

Skycraft Air Transport was formed & started operations in 1979

^ Genealogy -  
SkyFreighters

1998* - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Skyjet Aviation

2007 - 2013

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Skyjet MG
SkyLink Aviation

1992 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Skylink Express

1996 - date

Active

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)

1986^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
SkyService Airlines

1994 - 2010

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Skywalker Airlines

1986* - 1988*

Status?

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

^ Genealogy -  
Skyward Aviation

1986 - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
SkyXpress

2001* - 2008

Inactive

SkyXpress was formed in 2001

^ Genealogy -  
Slate Falls Airways

1987* - date

Active

Slate Falls Airways was founded in 1987

^ Genealogy -  
Slave Air

1988* - 2006*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Can-West Air
SonicBlue Airways

2005 - 2006

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - SonicBlue Airways
Sontair

1969^ - 2006*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Soundair

1984* - 1991*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Soundair
Soundair Express

1989* - 1990

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
South Moresby Air Charters

1987^ - 2006

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Inland Air Charters
South Nahanni Airways

1995^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
South West Air

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Southern Air Transport

1939^ - 1942

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Southern Alberta Air Lines

1927* - 1931

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Southern Alberta Airlines

1924* - 1924*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Southern Frontier Airlines

1978* - 1978*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Southern Skies Aviation

2001 - 20011

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sovereign Airlines (Aviation)

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sowind Air (Sowing Air)

1992 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Spartan Air Services

1946* - 1972

Inactive

Spartan Air Services was formed in 1946

^ Genealogy -  
Sporthawk International

1996* - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
St. Andrews Airways

1970* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
St. Felicien Air Services (Saint Felicien Air Services)

1957* - 1979

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Stage Air

2001* - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Stanair

1952^ - 1969*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Star Airlines

2003* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Starlink Aviation (Aviation Starlink)

1991 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Aviation Starlink
Starratt Airways

1932^ - 1942

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Sterling Aviation Services

2005^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Strait Air (2000)

2000* - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy -  
Sudair

1964* - 1967

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sudbury Aviation

1956^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Summit Air (Summit Air Charters)

1988* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Summit Air
SunWest Airlines

2008* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sunwest Aviation

2008 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Sunwest Aviation
Sunwest Home Aviation

1986^ - 2006

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Sunwest Aviation
Sunwest International Aviation Services

1986^ - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sunwing Airlines

2005 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Superior Airways

1940 - 1979

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Superior Airways

2003* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Survair

1978* - 1978*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Swanberg Air

2000^ - 2011

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Swiftair Cargo

1981* - 1983

Inactive

Swiftair Cargo was founded in 1981

^ Genealogy -  
Tagish Air Services

1988^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Taku Glacier Air*

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tal Air Charters (Talair Charters)

1994^ - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tamalik Air

2003* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tango (Air Canada Tango)

2001 - 2004

Inactive

Air Canada re-absorbed the Tango low-cost operation in Jul2004

^ Genealogy - Tango (Air Canada Tango) >>Air Canada
TCA (Trans-Canada Airlines)

1937 - 1964

Renamed

TCA (Trans-Canada Airlines) was formed on 10Apr1937 when it took over assets of Canadian Airways Company. First flight was on 01Sep1937 & was renamed Air Canada on 01Jan1965

^ Genealogy - Canadian Airways Company +>TCA >Air Canada
Tempus Air

1985^ - 1988

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Terra Surveys

1966 - 1972*

Renamed

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)

1973* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Thunder Airlines

1994^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Thunderbird Airlines

1965* - 1971

Renamed

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

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Thunderbird Tours

1995* - 1996*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Timberline Air

1998* - 1998*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Time Air

1969 - 1993

Renamed

 

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

1960* - 1960*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tintina Air

2010* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Titan Air

(2000)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
TK Air Charters

1995^ - 2003*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tofino Air Lines

1988* - date

Active

Tofino Air expanded in Jan2001 with the purchase of Pacific Spirit Air based in Silva Bay on Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands

^ Genealogy - Pacific Spirit Air >>Tofino Air Lines
Torontair (Toronto Airways)

1961* - 1999

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Toronto Airways

1948* - 1948*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
TPA (Trans Provincial Airlines)

1974* - 1993

Renamed

TPA (Trans Provincial Airlines) was formed in 1960 as Trans Provincial Air Carriers & was acqired by Harbour Air Seaplanes in 1993

^ Genealogy - Trans Provincial Air Carriers >TPA (Trans Provincial Airlines) >>Harbour Air Seaplanes
Tradewinds Aviation

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Trans Canada Couriers

1966* - 1967

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Purolator Courier
Trans Capital Air

1994* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Trans Fair (Transfair)

1983 - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Trans Fair
Trans North Air (Trans North Turbo Air)

1967 - 1979*

Status?

 

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

1960* - 1974*

Renamed

TPA (Trans Provincial Airlines) was formed in 1960 as Trans Provincial Air Carriers & was acqired by Harbour Air Seaplanes in 1993

^ Genealogy - Trans Provincial Air Carriers >TPA (Trans Provincial Airlines) >>Harbour Air Seaplanes
Trans Provincial Airlines

1980* - 1980

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada Express
Transair

1956 - 1979

Renamed

Transair was founded the merger of Central Northern Airways and Arctic Wings in 1956

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

1989* - 1989*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Trans-Gaspesian Air Lines

1952* - 1971

Renamed

Trans-Gaspesian Air Lines was formed in 1952 & operated charter services in the St Lawrence area

^ Genealogy -  
Trans-Labrador Airlines

1960* - 1962*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transport Aerien Sept-Iles

1972^ - 1983

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Trans Fair
Transport des Monts Aviation

1979^ - 1988

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transwest Air

2000 - date

Active

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
Trillium Air

1999^ - 2002

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Trippier Air Service

1984^ - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Triton Airlines

1993 - 1994

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Triumph Airways

2005* - 2009*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tsayta Aviation

1983 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tyee Airways

1961^ - 1992*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
United Air Transport

1937^ - 1939

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Vacationair (Gray Coach Airlines)

1988* - 1990

Inactive

Vacationair (Gray Coach Airlines) was formed in 1988

^ Genealogy -  
Val Air

2003 - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Vancouver Island Air

1985^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Venture Air

1995* - 2004

Renamed

Central Flyway Air was formed as Venture Air in 1995

^ Genealogy - Venture Air >Central Flyway Air
Vic Turner Ltd

1966 - 1971

Renamed

Kenn Borek Air was formed as Vic Turner Ltd & renamed in 1971 after purchase by Borek Construction

^ Genealogy - Vic Turner Ltd >Kenn Borek Air
Victoria Flying Services

1959* - 1970*

Status?

Victoria Flying Services was formed by Bill Sylvester on 29Aug1959

^ Genealogy -  
Viking Outpost Air

2009* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Villers Air Services

1977^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Vistajet

1997 - 1997

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Voyage Air

1995* - date

Active

Voyage Air was formed in 1995

^ Genealogy -  
Voyageur Airways

1968 - date

Active

Voyageur Airways was founded in 1968 by Max Shapiro as a North Bay, Ontario based passenger charter carrier within Canada and the US. operations started on 30Jun1968

^ Genealogy -  
Waasheshkun Airways

1982 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Wabakimi Air

1978* - date

Active

Wabakimi Air was formed in 1978

^ Genealogy -  
Wabusk Air Service

1997^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Wagair (Waglisla Airlines)

1982* - 2001*

Inactive

Wagair was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy -  
Wagner Airways

1975* - 1975

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Wagner Airways >>Otonabee Airways >City Express
Walsten Air Service

1986^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Wardair

1953 - 1962

Renamed

Wardair was formed in 1952 & began operations on 06Jun1953. Renamed to Wardair Canada & then Wardair Canada then Wardair Int. on 10Jun1997. Acquired by CAI on 19Jan1989

^ Genealogy - Wardair >Wardair Canada >Wardair Canada (1975) >Wardair International >Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada
Wardair Canada

1962 - 1975

Renamed

Wardair was formed in 1952 & began operations on 06Jun1953. Renamed to Wardair Canada & then Wardair Canada then Wardair Int. on 10Jun1997. Acquired by CAI on 19Jan1989

^ Genealogy - Wardair >Wardair Canada >Wardair Canada (1975) >Wardair International >Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada
Wardair Canada (1975)

1975 - 1977

Renamed

Wardair was formed in 1952 & began operations on 06Jun1953. Renamed to Wardair Canada & then Wardair Canada then Wardair Int. on 10Jun1997. Acquired by CAI on 19Jan1989

^ Genealogy - Wardair >Wardair Canada >Wardair Canada (1975) >Wardair International >Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada
Wardair International

1977 - 1989

Renamed

Wardair was formed in 1952 & began operations on 06Jun1953. Renamed to Wardair Canada & then Wardair Canada then Wardair Int. on 10Jun1997. Acquired by CAI on 19Jan1989

^ Genealogy - Wardair >Wardair Canada >Wardair Canada (1975) >Wardair International >Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada
Wasaya Airways

1993 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy - Kelner Airways >Wasaya Airways
Watson's Skyways

1986^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Waweig Air

2001* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
West Caribou Air Service

2009* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
West Coast Air

1996 - date

Active

West Coast Air operations started on 25Jan1996

^ Genealogy -  
West Coast Air Services

1978* - 1980

Renamed

West Coast Air Services was formed in 1931 as Gilbert's Flying Service

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

1983* - date

Active

West Wind Aviation was formed in 1983. Absorbed Osprey Wings in Dec2015

^ Genealogy - Nipawin Air Services >Osprey Wings >>West Wind Aviation
Westair Aviation

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
WestCan International Airlines

2007 - 2010*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Western Canada Airways

1926* - 1928*

Renamed

Western Canada Airways was formed on 10Dec1926 & commenced contract airmail service between Lac du Bonnet, Wadhope and Bisset, Manitoba on 06Oct1927

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

1986* - 1997

Status?

Western Straits Air was founded in 1986

^ Genealogy -  
WestEx (Western Express Airlines)

1994 - 2006

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy - Aviation Business Flights >WestEx
Westinghouse Airways

1945* - 1954

Renamed

Westinghouse Airways was founded in 1945 by the Westinghouse family. Air charter operations around British Columbia

^ Genealogy - Westinghouse Airways >BC Airlines >>PWA >CPA >Air Canada
WestJet Airlines

1996 - date

Active

WestJet Airlines first flight with a B.737-200 on 29Feb1996

^ Genealogy -  
WestJet Encore

2013 - date

Active

WestJet Encore, a regional airline that commenced operations on 24Jun2013

^ Genealogy -  
Westpoint Airlines

2003 - 2004

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >R1 Airlines
Wheeler Airlines

1921^ - 1967

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Whistler Air Services

1986^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
White River Air (Services)

1959* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Whitehorse Flying Services

Early 1950s

Renamed

Whitehorse Flying Service later became Yukon Flying Service, a bush plane operation which specialised in going places in the Yukon that were hard to get to

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Whiteshell Air Service

1968^ - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Wild Country Airways

1996* - 2006

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Wilderness Air

1981^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Wilderness Airlines

1975* - 1998

Inactive

Wilderness Airlines was formed in 1974. Pacific Coastal bought the assets of Wilderness Airlines on 01Apr1998

^ Genealogy - Wilderness Airlines +>Pacific Coastal Airlines (1)
Williston Lake Air Services

1990^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Windoak Air Service

1982 - 1982*

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Windoak Air Service >Harbour Air Seaplanes
Wings

1942* - 1942

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Wings over Kississing

2007* - date

Active

Wings over Kississing was formed from the float plane ops of Jackson Air Services in 2007. Keystone Air Service, founded in 1985, merged into Wings over Kississing

^ Genealogy - Keystone Air Service >>Wings over Kississing
Winnport Air Cargo (Logistics)

1998 - 2002

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Winnport Air Cargo (Logistics) >>Cargojet Airways
Wolverine Air

1972 - date

Active

Wolverine Air was formed in 1972

^ Genealogy -  
World Cargo International

(1987*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
World Star Air Cargo

2005 - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
World Wide Airways

1947* - 1966

Inactive

World Wide Airways was formed in 1947 by Donald McVicar. It played a key role in massive airlift operations for Hollinger Ungava Transport and the DEW LINE in Northern Canada

^ Genealogy -  
Worldways

1973* - 1991

Inactive

Worldways was founded in 1973

^ Genealogy -  
XPO Airlines

(2009)

Began?

Zoom Airlines was founded in May2002. Ceased operations on 28Aug2008. On 14Jan2009, Globe Span Capital announced the acquisition & intended to rename to XPO Airlines. Never started ops

^ Genealogy - Zoom Airlines >XPO Airlines
Yellow Bird Air

1983* - 1983*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Yellowhead Helicopters

1975 - date

Active

Yellowhead Helicopters was formed in 1975

^ Genealogy -  
Yukon Flying Service

1964* - 1965*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Yukon Southern Air Transport

1939 - 1941*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Canada
Zip

2002 - 2004

Inactive

Zip was launched by Air Canada as a no-frills subsidiary in Sep2002. Re-absorbed back in Sep2004

^ Genealogy - Zip >>Air Canada
Zoom Airlines

2002 - 2008

Inactive

Zoom Airlines was founded in May2002. Ceased operations on 28Aug2008. On 14Jan2009, Globe Span Capital announced the acquisition & intended to rename to XPO Airlines. Never started ops

^ Genealogy - Zoom Airlines >XPO Airlines
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