|Hubs||Goose Bay Airport|
|Focus cities||Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, Quebec|
|Company slogan||The Spirit of Flight|
|Headquarters||Goose Bay Airport|
|Key people||Philip Earle, (President)
Brent Acreman, (Director of Flight Operations)
Kevin Hann, (Chief Pilot)
Labrador Airways Limited, operating as Air Labrador, is a regional airline based in Goose Bay (CFB Goose Bay), Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It operates scheduled daily passenger and freight services throughout Labrador and Quebec, as well as charter operations with the options of landing in remote and off strip destinations with skis, wheels and floats. Its main base is Goose Bay Airport, with a secondary hub at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, Quebec. Its motto is "The Spirit of Flight" (French: "Esprit du vol").
The airline was established and started operations in 1948, as Newfoundland Airways operating float-equipped aircraft from a base in Gander, Newfoundland on charter, mail and freight work to northern Newfoundland and Labrador. Since then the base of the company has moved to Goose Bay. It was purchased in 1983 by Provincial Investments Inc., owned by Roger Pike, along with associate company, Labrador Aviation Services Ltd. Air Labrador was owned by the Pike Family, but then taken over by Philip Earle in 2010. Air Labrador conducted a fantasy flight in the 1990s with a Santa Claus visit on board while it taxied the tarmac. In March 2009, the company announced they were ceasing flight service to Montreal due to financial trouble. Airline service ended in Newfoundland in May 2009, two months after announcing the shut down of Montreal operations. The airline now continues to fly within Labrador and Quebec, as well as St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Air Labrador operates services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (as of July 2012):
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Goose Bay (CFB Goose Bay)
- Hopedale (Hopedale Airport)
- Makkovik (Makkovik Airport)
- Mary's Harbour (Mary's Harbour Airport)
- Nain (Nain Airport)
- Natuashish (Natuashish Airport)
- Port Hope Simpson (Port Hope Simpson Airport)
- Postville (Postville Airport)
- Rigolet (Rigolet Airport)
- St. Anthony (St. Anthony Airport)
- Williams Harbour (Williams Harbour Airport)
- Blanc-Sablon (Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport)
- Chevery (Chevery Airport)
- Kegaska (Kegaska Airport)
- La Romaine (La Romaine Airport)
- La Tabatière (La Tabatière Airport)
- Natashquan (Natashquan Airport)
- Saint-Augustin (Saint-Augustin Airport)
- Sept-Îles (Sept-Îles Airport)
- Tête-à-La-Baleine (Tête-à-La-Baleine Airport)
|Aircraft||No. of Aircraft||Variants||Idents||Notes|
|Beechcraft 1900||1||1900D||C-GTMB||Up to 19 passengers|
|Beechcraft King Air||2||100 Series||C-FJEA, C-GZUZ||Up to 9 passengers|
|Cessna 208 Caravan||1||Caravan||C-GUYR||Up to 9 passengers|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||7||300 Series||C-FGON, C-FOPN, C-FTWU, C-GIZF, C-GKSN, C-GLAI, C-GNQY||Up to 19 passengers|
- Transport Canada civil aircraft register
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- "Flight to the North Pole". 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- "Inuit company buys controlling stake in Air Labrador; CBC News". 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
- "Air Labrador Destinations". Air Labrador. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
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- Official website (English) (French)