Air Nunavut

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Air Nunavut
Air Nunavut logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1989

Iqaluit Airport

Oshawa Executive Airport
Fleet size 11[2]
Destinations Air charter/MEDEVAC
Headquarters Iqaluit, Nunavut and
Oshawa, Ontario[3]
Key people Jeff Mahoney (president)
Website Air 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 base of operations. Oshawa Airport (CYOO) and Iqaluit Airport (CYFB)

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


According to Transport Canada the Air Nunavut fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of July 2016):[2]

Air Nunavut Fleet
Aircraft No. of Aircraft Variants Notes
Dassault Falcon 10 5 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
  2. ^ a b "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Air Nunavut". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  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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