Quick Airline Information:
The airline was established for flight training and general purpose charter operations in February 1977 with a single Cessna 206. Throughout the 1980s the company steadily grew and acquired several more aircraft including Douglas DC-3s, a Douglas DC-4, and a variety of Cessnas, de Havillands and other aircraft.
During the 1980s Air North began offering scheduled passenger and cargo service in addition to charter services. During the 1990s the fleet of piston-powered aircraft were replaced with more modern and reliable turboprop aircraft, and by 2000 the fleet consisted of one Beechcraft Model 99 and three Hawker Siddeley 748 Series 2As
The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation of Old Crow began investing in Air North around the year 2000, and with help from this investment Air North acquired a pair of Boeing 737-200 jets in 2002. These jets allowed Air North to begin competing with the mainline carriers between Yukon and Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. These routes proved to be successful and since then Kelowna, Yellowknife, Ottawa and Victoria have also been added to Air North's route map.
The Beech 99 was sold in 2005, a fourth Hawker Siddeley 748 acquired in 2006, and in 2008 a Boeing 737-200 combi was acquired. Soon after a gravel kit was also installed on the 737 Combi, allowing the aircraft to operate on the airline's northern routes and expand charter capabilities.
Starting in 2010 a new fleet expansion and modernization plan was put into action, beginning with a larger B737-400 and a winglet equipped B737-500. In 2012 a fifth HS748 (a pure freighter equipped with the large freight door) and a second 737-500 were acquired.
In spring of 2017 ATR 42 aircraft were introduced to the fleet and put to work on the northern routes, bringing an end to the world's last scheduled passenger HS-748 service.
Operations and Destinations 🌍:
Since the arrival of the Boeing 737s, the main Air North base is located at Whitehorse which has steadily expanded. It now includes the original hangar which is now used as a cargo warehouse and ground equipment shop. Air North also operates secondary bases in Vancouver, B.C., Edmonton, Alberta, and Dawson City, Yukon.
Currently the mainstay of Air North's work is scheduled passenger and cargo flights between Whitehorse and Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife,Ottawa, Dawson City, Old Crow, Mayo and Inuvik. Air North also runs regular freight trips and fuel-haul flights to the fly-in only community of Old Crow, Yukon. In addition to scheduled routes, Air North is also involved in a variety of charter work and they offer passenger, combi, cargo and fuel-haul charter services to anywhere in North America with both the HS-748s and Boeing 737s.
Air North flies to the following destinations*:
*Destination list is for reference only. Please check directly with the airline for updates.
*Note some destinations are only seasonal.*Correct info as of October 2019.
Air North has a strong fleet of 10 aircraft operating the domestic routes over Canada and uses its aircraft as well as cargo transport, using its belly hold as well as dedicated cargo jets. The passenger aircraft are based on the Boeing 737 classic jets, with some operating as combi and 2 Hawker Siddeley 748 for cargo duties and passengers to the northern destinations.
The fleet* consists of the following aircraft:
|Network 🌐||Aircraft ✈️|
|✈ Short and Medium haul||Hawker Siddeley 748, ATR-42-300, Boeing 737-400/500|
*Correct fleet info as of
Air North Photo Slide 📷:
|✅Best airline to fly to the Yukon Territory and connections||👎 Limited routes outside of the Yukon Territory.|
|✅Generous Baggage allowance of 45 Kilos included.||👎No international destinations.|
|✅Routes and timings are well scheduled.||👎Older planes still operating like Classic Boeing 737-400/500|
|✅Excellent customer service.|
|✅ Meals, snacks and drinks provided for free on board.|