Orca Airways

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Orca Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2005
Hubs Vancouver International Airport
Focus cities Tofino
Fleet size 20[1]
Destinations 6[2]
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia
Website http://www.flyorcaair.com/

Orca Airways is a scheduled and charter airline based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The airline provides scheduled commercial service, cargo and charter services, and aircraft management in Canada and the western United States. Orca operates a fleet of 16 Piper PA-31-350 Chieftains, 3 Fairchild SA227s and a Beechcraft Model 100 King Air.[1] The company operates from the south terminal at Vancouver International Airport.


Orca Airways is a family-owned airline which was founded in January 2005, where it began operations in July 2005. At the time it only operated routes from Vancouver International Airport to Tofino/Long Beach Airport operating one Piper Navajo on this route. It soon began expanding to provide charter service and cargo service. Orca Airways has the largest Navajo fleet airline in Canada and continues to expand providing scheduled and cargo routes across British Columbia.


In May 2014, Orca Airways operated the following destinations:[2]


In May 2014 the fleet consisted of:[1]

Orca Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
Beechcraft Model 100 King Air 1
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain 16
Fairchild SA227-AT Merlin IV 1
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III 2


  1. ^ a b c Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Orca Airways" (enter Orca Airways in the box titled "Owner Name")
  2. ^ a b Flight schedule

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