|AOC #||Canada 2955,|
United States ILLF043F
|Frequent-flyer program||Isaruuk Reward Program|
|Parent company||Makivik Corporation|
|Key people||Christian Busch (President, Air Inuit)|
Air Inuit (Inuktitut: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᔪᖏᑦ) is an airline based in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada. It operates domestic passenger services and charter and cargo services in Nunavik, Labrador and Nunavut. Its main base is Kuujjuaq Airport.
The airline was established and started operations in 1978 using a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft. The airline is collectively owned by the Inuit of Nunavik through the Makivik Corporation.
Air Inuit operates scheduled services to the following domestic destinations (February 2021):
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Wabush||YWK||CYWK||Wabush Airport|
|Kangiqsualujjuaq||XGR||CYLU||Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River) Airport|
|Kangiqsujuaq||YWB||CYKG||Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay) Airport|
|Radisson (La Grande)||YGL||CYGL||La Grande Rivière Airport||Hub|
|Montreal||YUL||CYUL||Montréal–Trudeau International Airport||Hub|
|Quebec City||YQB||CYQB||Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport|
Air Inuit also offers other charter services to anywhere in North America.
As of May 2021, the Air Inuit fleet includes the following aircraft:
|Beechcraft Super King Air||4||300 Series||Listed as 350 at Air Inuit, 11 passengers|
|Boeing 737||4||200 Series||Combi aircraft, able to operate from gravel airstrips, 112 passengers|
|Boeing 737 Classic||1||300 Series||Up to 130 passengers|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||7||300 Series||3,200 lb (1,500 kg) cargo, 19 passengers|
|De Havilland Canada Dash 8||13||100 Series, 300 Series||Two 100 Series combi aircraft, 37 seat maximum, 7,800 lb (3,500 kg) cargo; eleven 300 Series combi and cargo aircraft, 45 seat maximum, 13,500 lb (6,100 kg)|
Accidents and incidents
- On 16 March 1981, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, C-FIRW, was damaged beyond repair when it broke through the frozen surface of Lake Bienville while taxiing for take-off on a cargo flight.
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