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Air Tindi is a Canadian airline based in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It offers scheduled and on-demand charter services to northern communities for both passengers and cargo. Air Tindi began flying in 1988 when it was owned by the Arychuk family. In 1991, Air Tindi merged with Latham Island but, in 2006, Air Tindi was sold to Discovery Air who is now its parent company.

The airline operates a fleet of Dash 7, Twin Otter, King Air 250, King Air 200, Cessna C-208B Grand Caravan and Cessna C-208 Caravan to domestic Canadian destinations including Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Simpson, Whati, Lutsel K'e, Wekweeti and Gameti.

Any customers looking for other Canadian domestic flights can be found on our website.


As of October 2020 and due to the ongoing effect of the global pandemic, Air Tindi is flying to a reduced number of destinations to Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Simpson, Whati, Lutsel K'e, Wekweeti and Gameti in Canada.

Below is a list of all of Air Tindi's destinations as of November 2021:

  • Fort Simpson Airport - Fort Simpson
  • Gamètì/Rae Lakes Airport - Gamèti
  • Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport - Hay River
  • Lutselk'e Airport - Lutselk'e
  • Wekweètì Airport - Wekweeti
  • Whatì Airport - Whatì
  • Yellowknife Airport - Yellowknife

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on baggage are not permitted onboard the aircraft (except the Dash 7 aircraft) because of the lack of storage on the aircraft. However, some personal items are permitted onboard including a purse, a handbag, a camera bag, a laptop, etc.

Passengers can carry two carry-on baggage onboard the Dash 7 aircraft as long as they don't exceed 9" x 16" x 22" in three dimensions and no heavier than 25lbs in total.

Checked Baggage

Every passenger on the Air Tindi flights have a baggage allowance of 50 lbs (23kg). No oversized baggage would be accepted by the airline as free checked baggage. Excess baggage charges will apply if the weight of baggage is exceeded but any baggage weighing over 70lbs (32kg) wouldn't be accepted due to international health and safety regulations.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

Air Tindi only has one class fare for its flights; economy. This is a generous class, with passengers allocated 50lbs baggage included in the ticket fare. The cabins are typically laid out in a 2 x 2 seat configuration, with an aisle down the middle. The passenger seating is often at the back of the aircraft, with the cargo section at the front. On smaller aircraft such as the Turbo Otter, the seating is 1 x 1 set up.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Air Tindi do not currently offer their passengers online check-in. All passengers must check-in at the airport.

Airport Check-In

Air Tindi passengers must check-in for their flights at the airport check-in desk. Check-in will open 60 minutes before scheduled departure time and will close 45 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Upon arrival at the airport, passengers must proceed to the airline's designated check-in area indicated by the signs and departure information board at the airport. Check-in desks should have the airline logo and name labelled, otherwise, please seek assistance from the airport ground staff.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline hasn't got a frequent flyer program for its customers.

Airline Alliance

Air Tindi isn't part of any global airline alliances.

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Hub Airport

Yellowknife Airport

Yellowknife is the hub airport for Air Tindi (Discovery Air). The airport was developed and expanded in 2008 to double the size of the passenger terminal. Yellowknife airport is also a hub for Canadian North, First Air, Northwestern Air and Westjet.

The airport is also a hub for Buffalo Airways, an airline which provides charter passenger services, as well as cargo and firefighting flights.


The Air Tindi fleet includes Dash 7 Combi, Twin Otter, King Air 250, King Air 200, Cessna C-208B Grand Caravan, Cessna C-208 Caravan. These are all turboprop aircraft and different aircraft is suitable for different surface landings.