Kenn Borek Air

Infobox Airline
airline=Kenn Borek Air
logo=Kenn Borek Air logo.jpg
callsign=BOREK AIR
parent=Kenn Borek Air Ltd.
headquarters=Calgary, Alberta
hubs=Calgary International Airport

Kenn Borek Air is an airline based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It operates regional passenger and cargo services, contract operations in the Arctic and Antarctic and aircraft leasing. Its main base is Calgary International Airport.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 100 | date= 2007-04-03] It charters aircraft for scientific expeditions, oil exploration etc and operates air ambulance services.


The airline began operations in 1970 with a De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter providing air support for oil exploration activities in the Canadian Arctic. In April 2001 Kenn Borek Air rescued Dr. Ron Shemenski from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. When float operations are impossible during the Canadian winter, Kenn Borek Air rents many of its planes and pilots to the Maldivian Air Taxi service. [ [ WELCOME to Kenn Borek Air Ltd. - Experts in Aircraft Charter and Leasing ] ] The airline is wholly owned by Borek Construction.


As of May 2008 Kenn Borek Air operates services to the following domestic scheduled destinations in Nunavut [ [ KBA flight schedule] ] :
*Cambridge Bay
*Grise Fiord
*Kimmirut - Chartered Flight for First Air
*Pond Inlet

Kenn Borek also operates services to several communities in the Northwest Territories as Aklak Air:
*Aklavik (depending on demand)
*Fort Good Hope
*Fort McPherson (only when ice road closed of ferry not in operation)
*Norman Wells
*Sachs Harbour
*Tuktoyaktuk (depending on demand)


According to the Borek site the company operates 55 aircraft. [ [ Fleet] ] According to Transport Canada the company had 41 aircraft registered as of 9 May 2008. [ [ Aircraft registered to Kenn Borek Air according to Transport Canada] , search "Kenn Borek" on last search field, Owner Name]
*2 Beechcraft 90
*3 Raytheon Beech B99
*10 Beechcraft 100
*5 Beechcraft 200
*35 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
*1 Douglas DC-3
*1 Basler BT-67 (DC-3T)
*4 Embraer EMB 110P1 Bandeirante


External links

* [ Kenn Borek Air]
* [ Antarctic Rescue - April 2001]

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