Roots Air

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Roots Air was a low-cost airline based in Canada. It started and ceased operations in 2001.

Roots Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
6J SSV Skytour
Founded 2000
Ceased operations May 2001
Hubs Toronto, Ontario
Focus cities Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto
Fleet size 5
Destinations Canada
Parent company Roots Canada
Headquarters Toronto

Code data[edit]

  • IATA Code: 6J
  • ICAO Code: SSV
  • Callsign: Skytour


The airline was a brief experiment by clothier Roots Canada outside of its core business. The new discount airline was created in 2000 and service began in March 2001, but was suspended in May 2001 when Air Canada acquired a 30% equity interest and 50% voting stake in Roots Air operator Skyservice. All flights involving Roots Air were transferred to Air Canada.


Roots Air served the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Service to Los Angeles was cancelled prior to Roots Air's launch. International connections were facilitated by partnerships with other airlines.

List of routes:


The Roots Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft:

  • 3 Airbus A320-200 ( C-GTDC, C-FRAA, C-FRAR )
  • 1 Airbus A330-300 (C-FRAE) - arrived in Toronto, but the airline shut down prior to its utilization.
  • 1 Boeing 727-200 ( leased from Kelowna Flightcraft. C-GOKF (Original Braniff Airlines) )


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