Northway Aviation

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Northway Aviation Ltd is a Canadian bush airline providing scheduled and charter passenger and freight service from St. Andrews Airport, St Andrews Manitoba, Canada utilizing both wheel and float equipped aircraft. The 22-minute Canadian documentary film, Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth, made in 1980 by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and directed by Norma Bailey and Robert Lower, is about the early days of Northway Aviation and Canadian bush flying.[1]


Northway Aviation was established and started charter operations in 1962 and is owned and operated by the Johnson family.[2] Northway once operated out of Arnes (wheels and skis) and Willow Island (floats). The floatplanes eventually moved to the Icelandic River in Riverton. Operations out of Winnipeg began in the 1980s and relocated to St. Andrews and Pine Dock in the 1990s.[3]


Northway Aviation provides scheduled services to nine First Nations communities in Manitoba and Ontario and charter services throughout North America[4]


Northway Aviation operates a small fleet of Cessna Caravan 208's and Grand Caravans[5]

In 2015, Northway Aviation purchased a PC12-47 Pilatus EFIS Single Engine Turboprop.

Northway Aviation once flew the Noorduyn Norseman.

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