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First Air

Tue Nov 14, 2000 1:43 pm

Has anyone ever heard of First Air?
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RE: First Air

Tue Nov 14, 2000 10:09 pm

Yes, many Canadian users here probably are familiar with First Air. They are a long established airline operating in the Canadian North and are a partner of Air Canada for northern flights. The airline is owned by the Inuit community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec. This is their fleet at the moment:

1 L-382G Super Hercules Cargo
3 Boeing 737-200 Combi
1 Boeing 727-200 Combi
2 Boeing 727-200 Freighter
3 Boeing 727-100 Combi
8 Hawker Siddley 748 Combi
10 DHC-6 Twin Otter
1 DHC-2 Beaver
1 Beechcraft King Air

In the north, cargo capacity is much more important than pax - many things can only be delivered by air espescially after the summer.
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RE: First Air

Wed Nov 15, 2000 12:12 pm

First Air has been operating out of Halifax the past few weeks. The NDP party has charted a 727 CGVFA for touring the country. I have also seen them in here running charters for Canjet.

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RE: First Air

Wed Nov 15, 2000 10:23 pm

First air is 50 odd years old and has aquired many airlines over its life, including Bradley Air services, Ptarmigan Airways and the good ol NWT air.

I fly on them at least a dozen times a year, and find thier service descent but could be much better.

They are the primary distributor of supplies and air cargo throughout the north.

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