Calm Air

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Calm Air
Calm Air Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
MO CAV CALM AIR
Founded 1962
Hubs Thompson Airport
Winnipeg Airport
Secondary hubs Churchill, MB;
Rankin Inlet, NU
Frequent-flyer program Aeroplan
Fleet size 19[1]
Destinations 13[2]
Parent company Exchange Income Corporation
Headquarters Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
Website http://www.calmair.com

Calm Air International LP. is an airline based in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.[3] It is owned by the Exchange Income Corporation. It operates services in northern Manitoba and the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. Charter and freight services are also undertaken. Its main base is Thompson Airport.[4]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1962. It was founded by Carl Arnold Lawrence Morberg (1936-2005),[5] and his wife, as a charter service in northern Saskatchewan. In 1976 it took over the Transair passenger service in the Northwest Territories. In 1981, Calm Air took over many of the passenger and cargo routes of Lamb Air. Canadian Airlines acquired a 45% holding in Calm Air in 1987.[4]

On April 8, 2009 Calm Air was purchased by the Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) which also owns Perimeter Aviation, Provincial Airlines, Bearskin Airlines, Custom Helicopters and Keewatin Air.

Airline partnerships[edit]

Calm Air has codeshare agreements with Canadian North and First Air.[6]

Destinations[edit]

A Saab 340 operated by Calm Air in 2007

Calm Air operates services to the following communities:[2]

Fleet[edit]

The following aircraft are listed by Transport Canada as being registered to Calm Air:[1]

Calm Air Fleet
Aircraft No. of Aircraft Variants Notes
Dornier 328JET 2 328-300
ATR 42 8 300, 320 C-FCIJ configured for cargo & fuel haul operations, C-FJYW and C-FMAK modified for a "Combi" configuration. C-FJYV suffered a landing gear failure in March 2014 and has been written off due to the damage.
ATR 72 4 202 C-FCRZ and C-FULE aircraft are configured for cargo & fuel haul operations.
Hawker Siddeley HS 748 5 748 2A, 748 2B C-GHSC is configured for cargo operation and is fitted with a LFD (Large Freight Door).
Calm Air ATR 42 at Winnipeg airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Calm Air". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b Calm Air schedule
  3. ^ Home page. Calm Air. February 11, 2005. Retrieved on January 3, 2012. "90 Thompson Drive Thompson, Manitoba, Canada R8N 1Y8"
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 60. 
  5. ^ Carl Morberg Obituary, retrieved 2016-01-17
  6. ^ "Northern airlines sign major codeshare agreement". Nunatsiaq News. 

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