Air Inuit

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The 1970's marked a period of dramatic change for the people of Northern Quebec. With the Quebec government's announcement of the massive James Bay development, the region's Inuit leaders were confronted with the task of negotiating their people's territorial rights.

The Northern Quebec Inuit Association was established and a DeHavilland Beaver aircraft was purchased to transport negotiators and field workers to the region's communities so that the issues surrounding negotiations could be effectively communicated.

Air Inuit is wholly owned by the people of Nunavik. Self-sustaining without subsidies of any kind, their airline is committed to being responsive to the needs of Nunavik's residents. Appropriately, decisions affecting air services and operations are not solely those of the executive committee. Their Board of Directors, composed of individuals from Nunavik communities, ensures that they remain sensitive and receptive to the needs and concerns of the people they serve.

In addition to the Hydro-Quebec division that operates Dash 8 300 and 400 series, Air Inuit's Nunavik operations have grown from that sole flagship Beaver aircraft to include five Dash 8s, four HS748s, seven Twin Otters, two King Airs, two Single Otters, two Beavers and a helicopter.

Collectively owned by the Inuit of Nunavik through their participation in Makivik Corporation, the airline has successfully operated for more than twenty-five years in this charming and challenging operational environment. During this period, Air Inuit has accumulated more than 275,000 hours of airtime and carried more than 1,300,000 passengers through Nunavik skies. More recently, they've linked Nunavik and Schefferville with Montreal and Quebec City utilizing a Dash-8 commuter turboprop service that gets you there directly and comfortably.

Over the last twenty-five years, Air Inuit has grown into a company which now employs over 400 people.

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Air Inuit
547 Meloche
Dorval QC H9P 2W2

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(514) 636-9445, 1 800 361-5933
(514) 636-8916

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