Wardair started as a bush airline, evolved into a charter, and eventually had a disasterous move into the scheduled market (they should have stuck to what they were best at). They flew international and domestic routes from most major Canadian centres.
I never flew Wardair, although my father did many years ago. Max Ward was in some ways the last of an era of bush pilots buildiing airlines. With that in mind, he sometimes had a reputation of sneaking around regulatory hurdles that restricted the sale of charter seats, as he didn't like the regulated market of the day
My only real memory of Wardair is seeing their A310's. I vaguely remember them in original Wardair colours flying at Calgary, and then I remember seeing them with Canadian titles, and then I also remember seeing them parked at the south end of YYC for a while, just before they were sold.
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