Iskwew Air is a Canadian based start-up airline. Operations are expected to commence by April 2019.
The name Iskwew is a (Canadian) Cree word for woman. The airline promotes itself as a 100% Indigenous and woman-owned air company. Iskwew plans to serve "remote communities across the province in the future", in an effort to boost accessibility and Indigenous tourism.
Iskwew Air has announced plans to enter the domestic Canadian passenger charter sector, and also has plans to offer a scheduled passenger service.
All operations will be in cooperation with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada.
Iskwew Air currently owns a single aircraft, a Piper (twin piston) PA-31-350 Navajo.
Plans are also set to grow the fleet in the future.
The airline will operate out of Vancouver International's South Terminal. Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, which is about 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. The airport is the second busiest in Canada, behind Toronto Pearson International Airport.