Air Labrador

Air Labrador
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1948
Hubs Goose Bay Airport
Focus cities Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, Quebec
Frequent-flyer program None
Airport lounge None
Alliance None
Fleet size 12[1]
Destinations 24[2]
Company slogan The Spirit of Flight
Headquarters Goose Bay Airport
Key people Philip Earle, (President)
Brent Acreman, (Director of Flight Operations)
Dan Michelin, (Chief Pilot)

Labrador Airways Limited, operating as Air Labrador, is a regional airline based in Goose Bay (CFB Goose Bay), Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It operates scheduled daily passenger and freight services throughout Labrador and Quebec, as well as charter operations with the options of landing in remote and off strip destinations with skis, wheels and floats. Its main base is Goose Bay Airport, with a secondary hub at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, Quebec.[3] Its motto is "The Spirit of Flight" (French: "Esprit du vol").


The airline was established and started operations in 1948, as Newfoundland Airways operating float-equipped aircraft from a base in Gander, Newfoundland on charter, mail and freight work to northern Newfoundland and Labrador. Since then the base of the company has moved to Goose Bay. It was purchased in 1983 by Provincial Investments Inc., owned by Roger Pike, along with associate company, Labrador Aviation Services Ltd. Air Labrador was owned by the Pike Family, but then taken over by Philip Earle in 2010. Air Labrador conducted a fantasy flight in the 1990s with a Santa Claus visit on board while it taxied the tarmac.[4] In March 2009, the company announced they were ceasing flight service to Montreal due to financial trouble. Airline service ended in Newfoundland in May 2009, two months after announcing the shut down of Montreal operations. The airline now continues to fly within Labrador and Quebec, as well as St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador.

On February 3, 2012, the company announced that the Nunatsiavut Government bought a 51% share in Air Labrador.[5]


Air Labrador operates services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (as of January 2016):[2]

Newfoundland and Labrador



Air Labrador Dash 8 at Sept-Îles Airport (aircraft now retired from the fleet)

As of January 2016 Transport Canada listed 12 aircraft registered to Air Labrador.[1]

AircraftNo. of AircraftVariantsIdentsNotes
Beechcraft 190031900DC-GTMB C-FWXL C-FONHUp to 19 passengers
Beechcraft King Air1100 SeriesC-FJEAUp to 9 passengers
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter8[6]300 SeriesC-FOPN, C-FCSW, C-GIZF, C-GKSN, C-GHVVUp to 19 passengers


  1. 1 2 "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Air Labrador". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  2. 1 2 "Air Labrador Destinations". Air Labrador. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 59.
  4. "Flight to the North Pole". 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  5. "Inuit company buys controlling stake in Air Labrador; CBC News". 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  6. "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 8.

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