Calm Air

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Operating in the north for over forty years, Calm Air has a proud history of service and a solid reputation as Central Canada’s Regional Airline. From its beginnings in 1962 as a single aircraft operation in Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, this family-owned airline has expanded its fleet and spread its wings to over 20 communities throughout Manitoba and Nunavut. While many of the Company’s daily flights depart from and arrive at its southernmost major base in Winnipeg, the North is Calm Air’s home.

Calm Air’s Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Thompson, Manitoba, which houses the Company’s Senior Management, Accounting, Administration, Marketing, Sales, and Dispatch Departments, as well as the Reservations Centre. The Company’s main maintenance hangar and cargo facility is located at the Thompson airport.

From Winnipeg, Manitoba in the south to Repulse Bay, Nunavut on the Arctic Circle, Calm Air operates frequent, daily scheduled passenger and cargo flights throughout Manitoba and the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. Major Calm Air bases and connection hubs are located at Winnipeg, Thompson and Churchill in Manitoba, and Rankin Inlet in Nunavut.

Calm Air currently operates 115 scheduled passenger flights each week, with additional seasonal flights added during northern Manitoba’s fishing season and during Churchill’s Polar Bear Season in the fall. Cargo flights also operate on a regularly scheduled basis each week throughout the region, and passenger and/or cargo charters to anywhere in Canada are available upon request.

Calm Air was the first Canadian carrier to operate this new 34-seat aircraft type, and the first carrier In North America to operate the upgraded B Plus model. The late 1990s saw Calm Air venturing into new territories of Northern Ontario and Saskatchewan, for which more SAAB aircraft were added to the fleet. While the added service into Dryden-Thunder Bay and Regina-Saskatoon was no longer required by 2001, Calm Air was able to re-deploy the additional aircraft to bring increased and improved service to the many communities in Manitoba and Nunavut it serves. By 2004, Calm Air had completed its second Big Door conversion of the HS748 aircraft, now operating two of only three big doors operating in North America.

The large freight door 5’7” x 8’9” allows for the shipping of large oversized cargo, a much needed service for the area. Again recognizing the needs of the area, Calm Air completed a SAAB 340B Plus modification to double the baggage and cargo capacity of the aircraft. This customized 25-seat aircraft is the first of its kind for SAAB and has been in service in the Nunavut area since January 2006.

Calm Air has been proudly serving the many peoples and regions of Manitoba and Nunavut for well over forty years. This rich legacy will ensure Calm Air continues to be a leader in the development of northern air transportation.

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Calm Air
90 Thompson Drive Thompson
Manitoba R8N 1Y8

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1-800-839-2256, 1-888-225-6247, (204) 778-6471
(204) 778-6954

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