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Keewatin Air is a charter airline that operates flights within Canada, operating from& Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The carrier operates out of its hub at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) near Winnipeg. The airline was founded in 1998 and was formed as Keewatin Air Limited to provide charter services to the region. Keewatin Air was the first airline to have a permanent base in Nunavut formerly known as the Keewatin Region of the Northwest Territories. However, the airline returned to operations in February 2002. In 1987 it expanded to include medevac services also known as Nunavut Lifeline.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of 33 aircraft ranging from Cessnas, Pilatus, and Beechcraft that can in total carry 271 passengers at one time.   

Keewatin Air currently operates 8 regularly scheduled flights within Canada. These destinations include Winnepeg, Igloolik, Churchill, Thompson, and many others.

Looking for flights to within Canada? Keewatin Air operates private charter flights within Canada.

Baggage Policy

Different baggage policies apply to those flying with Keewatin Air.

Carry-on Baggage

The airline's baggage allowance includes all bags, carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items. All baggage must be weighed.

Checked Baggage

Keewatin Air passengers are permitted to take 18kg of baggage per person and not exceed 127 linear centimetres (length + width + height). Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate. The airline isn't permitted to take hazardous materials such as flammables, compressed gases, batteries and toxic substances. If you are not certain if the goods you will be taking may be denied loading.

Cabin Classes

The airline mostly operates small flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the option of choosing your seat.


Seats are positioned in a 1 x 2 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or both.


Passengers flying with Keewatin Air aren't required to check-in online.

Online Check-in

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline. 

Airport Check-in

When passengers arrive at the terminal of the airport, they will hand in their boarding pass and the airline will take care of their luggage. It would take a few minutes for you to get checked in. The airline emphasises that passengers are advised to arrive 2 hours before their scheduled departure time. The airline crew from their will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.

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Destinations that Keewatin Air flies to

As of August 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to 33 destinations within Canada. Popular destinations include Winnepeg, Igloolik, Churchill, Thompson, and others. The airline operates regular flights to and within Canada. If you're looking to fly within Canada, our guide to domestic flights in Canada offers lots of helpful information, including an airline guide and FAQs.

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Hub Airport

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) is a public airport in Winnipeg, Canada. The airport serves over 1.3 million passengers a year. The airport is located 8km west of Winnipeg, It's the seventh busiest airport in Canada and the 11th busiest airport by aircraft movements.

There are 13 airlines that fly to and from Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) and these include Keewatin Air, Air Canada, Calm Air, Flair Airlines, Perimeter Aviation, Swoop, WestJet among others.


As of August 2021, the airline operates a fleet of 33 aircraft: 

  • 9  x Beechcraft Super King Air C172 (9 passengers per aircraft) along with 19 more leased from Transport Canada
  • 4 x Cessna Citation V (7 passengers per aircraft) leased from Transport Canada
  • 1 x Pilatus PC-12 (9 passengers per aircraft) leased from Transport Canada

Frequent Flyer Programme

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.