Queen Charlotte Airlines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Queen Charlotte Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
- - -
Commenced operations1946
Ceased operations1955
Fleet sizeSee Fleet below
Key peopleJim Spilsbury

Queen Charlotte Airlines was a Canadian airline founded by Jim Spilsbury that operated on the West Coast of Canada from 1946 to 1955, when it was sold to Pacific Western Airlines. Though the airline grew out of a bush flying operation, it became the third largest airline in Canada.[1]

The book The Accidental Airline by Jim Spilsbury and Howard White tells the story of the QCA.


Supermarine Stranraer 920/CF-BXO Royal Air Force Museum London (2015). This aircraft was operated by QCA between 1947 and 1952

The following aircraft were operated by the QCA (this list is possibly incomplete):


  1. ^ "Queen Charlotte Airlines: Varied Operations of Canada's Third-largest Internal Operator". Flight. 58: 121. 27 July 1950.
Further reading
  • White, Howard; Spillsbury, Jim (1988). The Accidental Airline: Spilsbury's QCA. Spillsbury Saga. Madeira Park, BC, Canada: Harbour Publishing. ISBN 978-1550170979.