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North-Wright Airways is a small regional airline located 90 miles south of the Arctic Circle, in the Sahtu Region, Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada. The airline is a family-run business, focused on providing customers with exceptional service, but at competitive and affordable prices. The airline was established in 1986, having previously operated since 1979 as Nahanni Air Services and North Wright Air. Overall, the airline has a fleet of 19 aircraft ranging from Cessna, Beechrft, De Havilland Pilatus, and Helio Courier.

The airline provides a number of private services, including charter flights, sightseeing tours, travel for fishing or hunting, and freight. The airline also provides 8 frequent and convenient scheduled passenger flights, flying between Yellowknife, Sahtu and Delta. North-Wright Airways provides the most extensive scheduled passenger network in the Northwest Territories, connecting Yellowknife to Inuvik as well as many more popular destinations.

North-Wright Airways is headquartered in Norman Wells Airport, with Norman Well Water Aerodrome as an additional base.

Looking for flights around Canada? North-Wright Airways operates private charter and scheduled passenger flights around Canada.

Baggage Policy

North Wright Airways operates a different baggage policy depending on the type of baggage you're travelling with.

Carry-on & Checked Baggage

Each passenger can bring 2 bags, that weigh a total of 60 pounds combined. Extra baggage or baggage which weighs more will be classed as excess and fees will be applied. Please note that all baggage will need to be stowed by staff to ensure safety procedures are met.

Excess baggage can be added to the booking during the booking process or contact our customer service team for more information.

Flying with Animals

If travelling with an animal, passengers are asked to contact our customer service team before booking to ensure this will be possible. Contacting the airline will need to be done at least 24 hours prior to travelling to ensure space is available.

Cabin Classes

There are no class fares as the cabin is outfitted with standard seating, with only one ticket fare available.

What are seats like?

Enjoy comfortable seating, with stunning views of Canada. Due to the aircraft size, most seats are by the window, giving the passenger a wonderful scenery outside the window.


WiFi is not available onboard.

On-board meals and drinks

Onboard meals and drinks are not available.


Passengers flying with North Wright Airways must check-in at the airport as online check-in is not currently available for this airline.

Online Check-in

Online check-in is not currently available for this airline.

All passengers must check-in at the airport with valid photographic identification to verify the passenger's details.

Airport Check-in

Passengers are required to check-in at least 1 hour before the flight departs. Passengers who fail to arrive before this time will be denied boarding. In the case of weather delays, North-Wright Airways will transfer passengers to the next available flight.

Passengers are advised to report to airport check-in counters as soon as they arrive at the airport and should always ensure they have their travel documents ready.

Special Services

The airline can provide a number of special services for those with disabilities or requiring additional assistance. North-Wright Airways will strive to meet your needs, but due to the configuration of the aircraft there may be restrictions. It is advised to contact our customer service team before you book, or at least 48 hours before departure, to avoid disappointment.

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Destinations that North-Wright Airways flies to

Domestic Destinations

As of April 2021, the airline’s scheduled service network is domestic and serves the communities of Yellowknife, Deline, Tulita, Norman Wells, Fort Good Hope, Colville Lake, Aklavik, and Inuvik. Most of the flights are seasonal and subject to weather conditions.

Top Tip: If you're looking to book flights within Canada, our guide to domestic Canadian flights has lots of helpful information, including an airline and airport guide, and FAQs.

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Hub Airport

Norman Wells Airport

Norman Wells Airport (IATA: YVQ) is located close to Norman Wells, in the Northwest Territories, Canada. North-Wright Airways has its hangar and office adjacent to the airport. The only other airlines to operate from the airport are Canadian North, which flies to Edmonton International, Inuvik (Mike Zubko), and Yellowknife, and Discovery Air, which flies to Calgary.

The 2 airlines that currently from the airport are North-Wright Airways and Canadian North.


As of April 2021, North-Wright has a number of aircraft in its fleet, including Beech 99, Beechcraft 1900, Cessna (172, 185, 206, 207, & Cessna 208 Grand Caravan), de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Helio Courier, and a Pilatus PC-6 Porter. For scheduled flights, the airline might use its Beech 99 (12 passengers), Beechcraft 1900 (19 passengers), Cessna 208 Grand Caravan (9 passengers), de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (18 passengers), or its Pilatus PC-6 Porter (10 passengers).

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.