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The Canadian airline First Air was founded in 1946 as Bradley Air Services in 1946. Aside from charter flights, the airline offered support for setting up the Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line) in the Arctic. Regular flights were gradually offered primarily to help the companies in the Arctic in search of oil and minerals.

From the end of the 1960s, First Air used DHC-3 Otter and DHC-2 Beaver, among others. In 1971, the northernmost flight base for commercial purposes was established in Eureka, about 1,000 kilometers from the North Pole. In 1972 the airline’s fleet was increased by two DC-3s. From 1973 First Air offered scheduled flights on the Ottawa – North Bay & Sudbary route. The base in Iqaluit was opened in 1975. The Canadian airline has played a major role in both passenger and cargo traffic in the Northwest Territories since the mid-1970s. From 1987 to 1994 First Air was responsible for all transports connected with the DEW project; For this purpose, the fleet was supplemented by two Twin Otters and two Hawker Siddeley 748s. In 1995 the airline succeeded in taking over Ptarmigan Airways – Northwest Territorial Airways followed in 1997. From then on there was also a cooperation with Air Canada.

The airline transports around 225,000 passengers and a good 22 million kilograms of mail and cargo every year. The fleet consists of thirteen ATR 42 aircraft, four Boeing 737s and one British Aerospace. A corresponding charter offer can be obtained online to have people and / or freight transported.

First Air Hub Airports

Yellowknife Havaalanı (YZF / CYZF)
Iqaluit Havalimanı (YFB / CYFB)
Rankin Inlet Havaalanı (YRT / CYRT)

In 2020 First Air flies to a total of 35 destinations, most of which are in Canadian provinces such as Alberta and Quebec.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Greenland Air North Calm Air

First Air Check-in

Online Check-in

Online and mobile check-in is not possible with the airline. It is currently not known whether First Air is expanding the check-in options. For more information, see the airline’s website.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the First Air website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

First Air Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Hand luggage on a jet flight may be 25 x 46 x 55 centimeters, on a turboprop flight 22 x 20 x 46 centimeters. Liquids and gels in quantities smaller than 100 milliliters may be taken on board the aircraft, provided they are kept in a clear, resealable plastic bag and the contents are in the original packaging.

Checked baggage

Two pieces of luggage, each weighing a maximum of 32 kilograms, can be carried on Jet Flights. Two pieces of baggage per passenger are also allowed on turboprop flights, but here they must not weigh more than 20 kilograms each. For both types of flight, three additional pieces of baggage can be checked in for a fee. A stroller or child seat is free of charge. Corrosive, toxic and radioactive materials, gases, ammunition, organic products, explosive and flammable materials must not be carried on the aircraft.

Other luggage

Musical instruments and sports baggage can be transported within the free baggage allowance. However, if the free baggage allowance is exceeded, fees will apply. It should be ensured that the maximum weight of 45 kg or the maximum height of 292 centimeters are not exceeded. It costs $ 50 to transport a properly packaged bike.

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First Air Seat Selection

To make a comfortable trip with First Air, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.

First Air Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Aeroplan Frequent Flyer Program

Do you often fly with First Air? What can you do with the miles you will earn from these flights? In which common programs can you use your miles?

First Air Food & Beverage

Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.

First Air Inflight Entertainment

Especially in long distances, First Air offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.

The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.

First Air Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with First Air.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

First Air Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about First Air lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

First Air
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Frequent Flyer Program: Aeroplan
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Number of Aircraft: 18
Destinations:  35
Average Age of Aircraft: 27.1
Type of Aircraft: ATR, Boeing, British Aerospace
Detail of Fleet: ATR 42, Boeing 737-400, British Aerospace Avro RJ85

Head Office: 20 Cope Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2M 2V8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800 267 12 47
Fax Number: +1 613 254 63 03

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