Air Inuit is based in Quebec, Canada, and operates domestic passenger air services between several destinations within Canada. The airline is based at Kuujjuaq Airport (YVP) and mainly offers flights within Quebec, although, it does fly to destinations within Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador too. Overall, the airline flies to more than 20 destinations.
The airline was established in 1978, with just one route and one de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft. In its years of flying, the airline has expanded its route network extensively and is now one of the leading airlines in north Quebec, offering easy and safe connections for the northernmost parts of Quebec and beyond.
Alongside scheduled domestic flights in Canada, Air Inuit operates a charter for the Nunavik Nickel mining project and offers other charters to Canada, the United States, and overseas.
Air Inuit has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.
Air Inuit cabin baggage allowance for Boeing 737 and Dash-8 aircraft is 5kg (11lb) in weight, with maximum dimensions of 23cm x 37cm x 51cm (9 inches x 14.5 inches x 29 inches). Twin Otter aircraft carry on luggage must be a maximum weight of 5kg (11lb), with maximum dimensions of 23cm x 33cm x 33cm (9 inches x 13 inches x 13 inches). King Air aircraft cabin bag allowance is a maximum of 5kg (11lb) and has a size restriction of 20cm x 30cm x 33cm (8 inches x 12 inches x 13 inches). Alongside the cabin carry-on luggage allowance, each passenger may carry the following additional items for free: camera, laptop computer, diaper (nappy) bag, small purse (handbag), collapsable stroller (buggy), umbrella, food items in disposable packages, Portable Oxygen Container, CPAP machine, assistive devices, coat or another outer garment, child restraint device.
Air Inuit checked baggage allowance for Boeing 737, Dash-8, and Twin Otter aircraft is a maximum weight of 30kg (66lbs), and for King Air aircraft, it is a maximum of 20kg (44lbs). If a passenger's itinerary includes a same-day transfer from one type of aircraft to another, the 30kg (66lbs) allowance will apply. If baggage is over the maximum weight, then a standardized excess baggage fee will be applied by the airline, up to a limit of 40kg unless pre-arranged or approved in advance. The maximum weight limit for a single piece of baggage is 32kg - any single piece of luggage over this weight will not be accepted as checked baggage and will be shipped as cargo. The maximum linear dimension per bag is 158cm (62 inches).
Economy Class is the only cabin class that Air Inuit offers. The cabin is perfect for travellers looking for an affordable, quick and reliable way to travel within Quebec and other parts of Canada.
Economy Class cabin seats can range from cabins with as little as air 9 seats per cabin up to 40 seats per cabin. Seats are either in 1 x 1, 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 formation.
On select flights, passengers have access to the airline's inflight entertainment system, but they must bring their own device in order to access it. The airline's entertainment system allows passengers to watch TV shows and movies, as well as a variety of children's programming. The inflight entertainment system also gives passengers access to information on the airline, as well as a range of games and digital magazines.
To connect to the airline's in-flight entertainment system, passengers must connect to the Airinuit-media WIFI network and visit airinuit-media.com.
Air Inuit WIFI can only be used to connect to the airline's in-flight entertainment system and not to browse the web.
Air Inuit offers complimentary snacks on almost all flights.
On flights with longer journey times, complimentary hot meals on flights are served to passengers.
It is strongly advised that passengers arrive at the airport well in advance of flights, in order to check-in, drop off baggage, and go through security. For Montreal Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International and Quebec City Jean-Lesage airports, recommended check-in time is 90 minutes before departure time. Kuujjuaq, Puvirnituq, Inukjuak, and Kuujjuaraapik airports all have a recommended check-in time of 60 minutes before departure time. For all other airports, the recommended check-in time is 60 minutes before departure time. If you arrive after the latest deadline for check-in, your boarding will be denied.
The airline does not provide online check it, so passengers will need to ensure they arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare.
For scheduled flights, passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before scheduled departure.
Air Inuit flies to a number of destinations within Canada, mainly within Quebec but also to Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador. This destinations include Inukjuak Akulivik, Kangiqsujuaq, Raddison, Montreal, Quaptaq, Quebec City, Schefferville, Tasiujaq, Wabush, Sanikiluaq and more.
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Kuujjuaq Airport is an airport in Kuujjuaq, Quebec and the hub airport for Air Inuit. Air Inuit's headquarters are actually closer to Montreal airport but it has used Kuujjuaq airport as its main hub for the majority of the time that it's been flying. The airport itself has two small runways and a single terminal building.
Other than Air Inuit, the only other airline that offers scheduled flights from the airport is Canadian North.
The Air Inuit fleet includes the following aircraft:
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