Air Nunavut

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Air Nunavut
Air Nunavut logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsIqaluit Airport
Oshawa Executive Airport
Fleet size13[2]
DestinationsAir charter/MEDEVAC
HeadquartersIqaluit, Nunavut and
Oshawa, Ontario[3]
Key peopleJeff Mahoney (president)
WebsiteAir Nunavut website,
Smooth Air Charter website

Air Nunavut is an airline based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. It is the only local and Inuit-owned[4][5] air carrier in the eastern Arctic, operating MEDEVAC and charter services throughout Canada's Arctic, northern Quebec and Greenland. Its main base is Iqaluit Airport.[6]


The airline was established and started charter operations in 1989 as Air Baffin. Scheduled services were inaugurated in May 1992.[6]

The airline also has two main bases of operations, Oshawa Executive Airport and Iqaluit Airport.

Three Falcon 10s operate out of the Oshawa Executive Airport under the division company name "SmoothAir Charter."[6] The Beechcraft King Air 200s remain in Iqaluit servicing the surrounding communities.


According to Transport Canada the Air Nunavut fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2018):[2]

Air Nunavut fleet
Aircraft No. of Aircraft Variants Notes
Dassault Falcon 10 7 Falcon 10 Listed by Air Nunavut as Falcon 10/100 Jet, 7 passengers, gravel strip capable
Dassault Falcon 20 2 Mystère/Falcon 20FS Not listed at Air Nunavut
Beechcraft Super King Air 4 200 8, 11 or 13 passengers, gravel strip capable


  1. ^ "Air Traffic Designators - Transport Canada" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  2. ^ a b "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Air Nunavut". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  3. ^ Air Nunavut Contact
  4. ^ To be registered with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated as an Inuit firm Article 24 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement requires that the owner, or 51% ownership of the companies shares, be Inuit. Full details at Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Archived 2009-03-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Firm Details for - Air Nunavut
  6. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 64.

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