Central Mountain Air

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Central Mountain Air
CMA Logo.svg
Founded 1987
Operating bases Calgary International Airport
Vancouver International Airport
Prince George Airport
Fleet size 19
Destinations 18
Headquarters Smithers, British Columbia
Website www.flycma.com

Central Mountain Air Ltd. is a Canadian regional airline based in Smithers, British Columbia.[1] It operates scheduled and charter services and transborder services. Its main base is Smithers Airport, with other bases at Calgary International Airport, Vancouver International Airport and Prince George Airport.[2]


The airline was established and started operations in 1987; it is wholly owned by 580741 BC.[2] In 1997 Central Mountain Air placed an order for additional Raytheon Beech 1900D Airliner aircraft and began operating as an Air Canada connector, replacing Air BC operating several routes within Alberta and British Columbia, latterly under the Air Canada Express banner. In October 2011, Central Mountain Air ceased a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Air Canada. The agreement was for flights from Calgary to Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Cranbrook, flights are now being operated by Air Georgian. Central Mountain Air continues to be an Air Canada Code Share partner.

In late 2005 the first of two Dornier 328 were delivered to the airline, for use on chartered and scheduled flights. In 2014 they received their third Dornier 328. In March 2010, 580741 BC, the parent company of Central Mountain Air, purchased fellow British Columbia-based airline Hawkair.[3]

Central Mountain Air is the sister company of Northern Thunderbird Air, which operates charter and cargo services from Prince George.


A Central Mountain Air Beechcraft 1900 at Vancouver International Airport

Central Mountain Air operates services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (as of January 2010):[4]

Prior to October 1, 2011, Central Mountain Air operated Air Canada Express flights from Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.


A Central Mountain Air Dornier 328-100 on approach to Vancouver International Airport

The Central Mountain Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of September 2014):[5][6]

Aircraft Total Passengers Serial Numbers Comments
Dornier 328-100 3 30 3055, 3094, 3096
Bombardier Dash 8 - 300 2 50 315, 256
Beechcraft 1900D 14 18 UE-76, UE243, UE271, UE272, UE276, UE277, UE278, UE281,
UE283, UE285, UE287, UE289, UE346, UE351
2 are dual licensed with Northern Thunderbird Air


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Central Mountain Air. Retrieved on December 26, 2010. "Central Mountain Air Ltd. Box 998 6431 Airport Road Smithers, BC V0J 2N0"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 63. 
  3. ^ Terrace Standard: Central Mountain buys Hawkair 16 March 2010
  4. ^ Central Mountain Air: Route map Retrieved on 15 January 2010
  5. ^ Central Mountain Air: Fleet Retrieved on 20 September 2010
  6. ^ Transport Canada: Canadian Civil Aircraft Register Retrieved on 15 November 2011

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