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List of airlines of Alberta

This is a list of airlines of Alberta which have an air operator's certificate issued by Transport Canada, the country's civil aviation authority. These are airlines that are based in Alberta.

Current airlines

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub airport(s) or
Air Spray ASB Red Deer Aerial firefighting
AirSprint ASP AIRSPRINT Calgary Fractional ownership of aircraft[1]
Lynx Air EG ENJ Lynx Air Calgary Charter airline[2]
Kenn Borek Air 4K KBA BOREK AIR Calgary Charters, aircraft leasing[3]
LR Helicopters Calgary/Springbank Charters, flight training[4]
McMurray Aviation Fort McMurray Charters, flight training[5]
Morningstar Air Express MAL MORNINGSTAR Edmonton Cargo airline that operates a FedEx Canada contract.[6] Example colours only; aircraft now registered to WestJet.[7]
Nor-Alta Aviation LT CANWEST Fort Vermilion,
High Level
Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[8]
Northern Air Peace River Charters, scheduled flights and air ambulance[9]
R1 Airlines TSH TRANSCANADA Calgary Charter airline, aircraft leasing[10]
Sunwest Aviation CNK CHINOOK Calgary Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[11]
WestJet WS WJA WESTJET Calgary,
Toronto Pearson
Low-cost carrier, scheduled passenger service. Canada's second largest airline after Air Canada.[12]
WestJet Encore WEN ENCORE Calgary

Defunct airlines

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub airport(s) or
Air Mikisew V8 AURORA Fort McMurray 1961 (as Contact Air) - 2011
Grounded in 2010 and permanently closed by 2011
Alberta Citylink ABK ALBERTA CITYLINK Medicine Hat 1996 - 2004
Owned by Bar XH Air
Alta Flights ALZ Edmonton International 1986 - 2014
To Sunwest Aviation
Bar XH Air BXH PALLISER Medicine Hat 1974 - 2010
To Integra Air [13]
Canada West Airlines Edmonton International 2002 - 2004
Canadian Airlines CP CDN CANADIAN Calgary 1987 - 2001
To Air Canada
Canadian Regional Airlines KI CDR CANADIAN REGIONAL Calgary 1993 - 2000
To Air Canada Jazz
Corporate Express CPB PENTA Calgary 1975 - 2009
Eldorado Radium Silver Express Edmonton/Blatchford Field,
Port Radium
1935 - 1970s?
To Eldorado Aviation
Globemaster Air Cargo Edmonton/St. Albert 2003 - 2004
Holidair STP Edmonton 1998 - 1999
Integra Air BXH PALLISER Lethbridge 1998 - 2018
Former provider of scheduled passenger service, charters[14]
Knighthawk Air Express 4I KNX KNIGHT FLIGHT Calgary 1993 - 2005
MacKenzie Air Services Edmonton/Blatchford Field 1932 - 1942
to Canadian Pacific Airlines
Peace Air Peace River
QuikAir Q9 Calgary 2001 - 2006
Skyxpress Airline KLO KLONDIKE Calgary 2001 - 2008
Southern Frontier Airlines Calgary 1978 - 1978
To Time Air
Swanberg Air Grande Prairie 2000 - 2011
Ceased due to death of founder Sylvan Swanberg
Time Air KI TAF TIME AIR Lethbridge 1966 - 1993
To Canadian Regional Airlines
Wardair WD WDA WARDAIR Edmonton International 1952 - 1990
Started as Polaris Charter Company at Yellowknife in 1946, acquired by Canadian Airlines)
Zip 3J WZP ZIPPER Calgary 2002 - 2004
Operations return to regular Air Canada routes


  1. ^ AirSprint Archived 2015-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Enerjet". Archived from the original on 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  3. ^ Kenn Borek Air
  4. ^ LR Helicopters
  5. ^ McMurray Aviation
  6. ^ Morningstar Air Express
  7. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result
  8. ^ "Nor-Alta Aviation". Archived from the original on 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  9. ^ Northern Air
  10. ^ Regional 1
  11. ^ Sunwest Aviation
  12. ^ WestJet, Air France, KLM work toward code-share
  13. ^ "Bar XH Air - Services". Archived from the original on 2005-03-11. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  14. ^ "Integra Air". Archived from the original on 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
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