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List of airlines of Ontario

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

Current airlines

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub airport(s) or
Adler Aviation SWH SHOCKWAVE Waterloo Charters, cargo, flight training[1]
AirExpress Ontario Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier,
Oshawa Municipal
Bearskin Airlines BLS BEARSKIN Sioux Lookout,
Thunder Bay
Regional, scheduled passenger service, charters[3]
Brock Air Services BRD BROCK AIR Kingston/Norman Rogers Charters and MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[4]
Cargojet W8 CJT CARGOJET John C. Munro Hamilton Cargo[5]
First Air 7F FAB FIRST AIR Yellowknife,
Scheduled passenger service, cargo, charters[6]
Flightexec FEX Buttonville,
Charter airline, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[7][8]
Helicopter Transport Services Carp Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance), aerial firefighting[9]
Nakina Air Service T2 Nakina Floatplane charters[10]
Ornge Thunder Bay,
Sioux Lookout,
Timmins/Victor M. Power
Air ambulance
Porter Airlines PD POE PORTER AIR Billy Bishop Toronto Regional airline[11]
Silverline Helicopters Holland Landing
SkyLink Aviation SKK SKYLINK Toronto Pearson Charters, cargo[12]
SkyLink Express SLQ SKYLINK Toronto Pearson Charters, cargo[13]
Stanton Airways Orillia/Lake St John Floatplanes, charters and fly-in fishing camps[14]
Superior Airways Red Lake Charters[15]
Thunder Airlines THU AIR THUNDER Thunder Bay Scheduled passenger service, charters[16]
Voyageur Airways VC VAL VOYAGEUR North Bay/Jack Garland Charters, MEDIVAC (air ambulance)[17]
Wasaya Airways WSG WASAYA Thunder Bay Scheduled passenger service, charters[18]
White River Air WRA White River Fly-in outposts[19]
Wilderness Air Vermilion Bay Floatplanes, fly-in fishing camps[20]

Defunct airlines

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub airport(s) or
30000 Island Air
Parry Sound Harbour 2000? - ?, charter rental and leasing service air operator based in Parry Sound, Ontario using de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Air Ontario GX ONT ONTARIO London 1987 - 2001, to Air Canada Jazz
Air Toronto CS CNE CONNECTOR Toronto Pearson 1984-19991
AllCanada Express CNX CANEX Toronto Pearson 1992 - 2005
Austin Airways AAW Timmins/Victor M. Power 1934 - 1987, to Air Ontario
Canada 3000 2T CMM ELITE Toronto Pearson 1988 - 2001, formerly Canada 2000; Canada 3000 Cargo sold to Cargojet and 2005 revival failed
City Express Peterborough 1971 - 1991, founded as Air Atonabee 1971
Great Lakes Airlines Sarnia Chris Hadfield 1958 - 1983, to Air Ontario
Intair ND INT INTAIR Toronto Pearson 1989 - 1991, established by City Express as a successor to Skycraft Air Transport
Millardair Toronto Pearson 1962 - 1990, continued as aircraft maintenance and servicing firm Millard Air Incorporated (Millardair MRO) 1990-2012
NAC Air HMR HAMMER Thunder Bay 2000 - 2008, North American Charters was 100% First Nations owned
NorOntair NOA NORONTAIR Sault Ste. Marie 1971 - 1996, airline operations of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
Odyssey International OL ODY ODYSSEY Toronto Pearson 1988 - 1990, name, aircraft and some employees were merged with Nationair, and operated as a separate division of Nolisair for a short period of time
Ontario Central Airlines NUN NUNASI Kenora 1947 - 1991?, became Nunasi-Central Airlines in 1984 and then to Nunasi-Northland Airlines in 1987
Ontario Express 9X OEL PARTNER 1980s - 1998, to Canadian Airlines
Pem-Air PD OEM PEM-AIR Pembroke 1970 - 2002
Roots Air 6J SSV SKYTOUR Toronto Pearson 2000 - 2001, part of Roots Canada, ceased operations when ownership acquired by Air Canada
Skycraft Air Transport Oshawa 1977 - 1989, reincarnated in 1989 and operating until 1994.
Skyservice Airlines 5G SSV SKYTOUR Toronto Pearson 1986 - 2010, differs from existing Skyservice Business Aviation - same owners
Soundair SDR SOUNDAIR Toronto Pearson 1973-1990, owned Odyssey International and Air Toronto. Previously Owen Sound Air Services. DBA Soundair Express.
Starratt Airways Hudson, Kenora District 1932 - 1942, to Canadian Pacific Airlines
Vacationair Toronto 1988 - 1990, initiated by Gray Coach Lines
Vision Airways Corporation V6 VSN VISION Timmins/Victor M. Power ? - 1994
Vistajet VJT VISTA Ottawa,
1997 - 1997
Zoom Airlines Z4 OOM ZOOM Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier 2002 - 2008, named acquired for new XPO Airlines 2009


  1. ^ Adler Aviation
  2. ^ AirExpress Ontario
  3. ^ Bearskin Airlines
  4. ^ About The Kingston Airport Archived 2010-12-28 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Cargojet Airways
  6. ^ First Air route map Archived 2009-04-17 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Flightexec
  8. ^ The Craig Evan Corporation O/A Flightexec
  9. ^ Helicopter Transport Services - About
  10. ^ Nakina Air Service at Pilot Career Centre
  11. ^ "Porter Airlines". Archived from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  12. ^ SkyLink Aviation
  13. ^ SkyLink Express
  14. ^ Stanton Airways
  15. ^ Superior Airways
  16. ^ Thunder Airlines
  17. ^ Voyageur Airways Archived 2010-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Wasaya Airways Archived 2007-04-18 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ White River Air Charter Services Archived 2012-07-19 at
  20. ^ Wilderness Air
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