Provincial Airlines Ltd. is an airline with its headquarters in Hangar #4 at St. John's International Airport in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.It operates passenger and cargo services, maritime surveillance and remote sensing and environmental monitoring operations. Its main base is St. John's International Airport. Provincial Airlines is the commercial arm of Provincial Aerospace Ltd. In addition to its head office, it also has a Halifax office at Halifax International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia.
Photo: Daniel Lapierre Forget
The airline was established in August 1972 as a flight training and charter operator. Scheduled airline operations began in 1980. In the 1980s the company developed its airborne maritime surveillance division which operated until 1989 as Atlantic Airways. In 1988 it acquired Eastern Flying Service (established in 1956 and operating an extensive air courier network). In 1995 it created an Interprovincial Airlines division to operate scheduled airline operations and entered into a commercial agreement with Air Nova.
On 12 March 2009 one of the airline's ice patrol airplanes was first on the scene of Cougar Helicopters Flight 91's ditching, flying "top cover" until other help could arrive.
Provincial Airlines and Air Greenland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enter into a cooperation agreement which will enable each of them to provide passenger and cargo air service between points in Canada and points in Greenland.
Both airlines have independently identified a new and developing market requirement for an air service connecting points in Canada with points in Greenland without transiting through Europe. The market demand for air service between Canada and Greenland is driven by the growth in the resource sector in both countries. Initially, the airlines will offer same day connections between points in Newfoundland & Labrador and Greenland through Iqaluit.
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Innu Mikun Airlines
In order to provide the people of Labrador with a higher standard of air service, Provincial Airlines Limited entered into a joint venture with Innu Development Limited Partnership to form Innu Mikun Airlines. The airline began by offering charter services within Labrador in 1998 and has since expanded its services to include passenger and cargo service. Innu Mikun Airlines has proven to be a beneficial business venture for both companies was officially launched in June of 2000. Innu Mikun understands the importance of customer service and also the significance of time and cost effective air travel. As a result, the airline has designed its services with the needs of the people of Labrador in mind.
The airline is customer driven and willing to change and adapt to meet the needs of the people of Labrador. Innu Mikun operates from hangar 17 within the Civil Aviation Area at Goose Bay Airport. From this hangar the airline is able to carry out aircraft maintenance, cargo handling and passenger support. The administrative services for Innu Mikun are also located in the hangar.
Innu Mikun Airlines currently offers scheduled air service between Goose Bay, Makkovik, Natuashish, Nain, Postville, Rigolet, and Hopedale from Sunday to Friday. Innu Mikun’s on time performance and high level of customer service has made the airline the choice of Northern Labrador. Plans are being developed to expand frequency to the communities that are currently being serviced, and also to provide service to other communities throughout Labrador.
Innu Mikun provides an exceptional cargo service to the communities on the cost of Labrador. Through its competitive rates and timely delivery service, the airline has gained a reputation of quality service with its customers. Door to door pickup and delivery is available to customers in the Happy Valley – Goose Bay area.
Innu Mikun Airlines recognizes the importance of charter operations to coastal Labrador and are willing to provide charter services anywhere the customer requests. It is a convenient and cost efficient method of moving large groups and critical materials for the construction and mining industries. Once again, the airline has been able to provide top quality service, and has a proven track record of tailoring charters to meet the needs of the customer at the best available price.
Wed, Feb 8 2012 12:39 PM
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