Air Mikisew


Air Mikisew

Infobox Airline
airline=Air Mikisew
logo=Air_Mikisew_logo.jpg
logo_size=250
fleet_size=10
destinations=3
IATA=V8
ICAO=N/A
callsign=AURORA
parent=Air Mikisew Ltd.
founded=1961 (as Contact Air)
headquarters=Fort McMurray, Alberta
key_people=Graham Davis (General & Operations Manager), Ken Milsom (Chief Pilot)
hubs=Fort McMurray Airport
focus_cities=Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport
Fort Chipewyan Airport
frequent_flyer=
lounge=
alliance=
website= http://www.airmikisew.com

Air Mikisew is an airline based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. It operates scheduled passenger services in the Fort McMurray/Fort Chipewyan region. Its main base is at the Fort McMurray Airportcite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 63 | date= 2007-03-27] . It was awarded the Fort McMurray Business of the Year award in 2005. [ [http://www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca/Wall%20of%20Fame%20Alumni%202008v2.htm Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Wall of Fame Alumni] ]

History

The airline was established and started operations in 1961 as Contact Air and became wholly owned by the Mikisew Cree First Nation in 1995. It has 63 employees (at March 2007) - "mikisew" is the Cree word for eagle.

Destinations

Air Mikisew provides scheduled flights between Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, and Edmonton. [ [http://www.airmikisew.com/jeremy/schedule.htm (Schedule) Air Mikisw website - schedule] ] . It also provides aero-medical flights for the Municipality of Wood Buffalo area and charter flights throughout western Canada.

Fleet

The Air Mikisew fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2007) :

*2 BAe Jetstream 31 (one Executive and one Commuter configuration)
*1 Raytheon Beech B99
*1 Raytheon Beech King Air B200 Medevac
*1 Cessna 208 Caravan (Amphibious in the summer)

Other aircraft: Fact|date=April 2007
*2 Piper PA-31 Navajos
*1 Cessna 207
*1 Cessna 206
*1 Cessna 185 on floats.

External links

* [http://www.airmikisew.com Air Mikisew]

References


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