Founded under the name of "Bradley Air Services" by Canadian aviation pioneer in 1946, First Air is a Canadian airline headquartered in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It started its scheduled operation with an eight-seat passenger plane in 1973, between Ottawa and North Bay. Well equipped with the large hangar, cargo, and maintenance facility, the main base of First Air is located at Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport along with hubs at Iqaluit Airport, and Yellowknife Airport. It is well recognized in the aviation industry for offering charter fleet services across the world. Moreover, it has also contributed to various humanitarian missions; one of them is 2010 Haiti earthquake, airlifting relief supplies and equipment. In the year 1995, First Air took over Ptarmigan Airways, and in 1997 it bought Northwest Territorial Airways. In the year 1995, First Air took over Ptarmigan Airways, and in 1997 it bought Northwest Territorial Airways. Currently, it connects 31 destinations and Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton are some major Northern Communities that it operates.
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First Air has versatile fleet of aircraft, which is well capable for landing in remote locations. Current fleet size of First Air consists of 17 aircraft that include BOEING 737 400, BOEING 737 400 COMBI, ATR 42-300, and ATR 42-500. Currently, it operates to 35 destinations all through Canada’s North.
Hot meal is served in many of its flight. However, you can bring your own meal.
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Disclaimer: * In accordance with industry standards, an 'on-time' arrival or departure is one that arrives or departs from the designated gate no more than 15 minutes later than the scheduled time. ** US Airline statistics are compiled by the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
One carry-on baggage is permitted with the maximum weight of 20 lbs and dimension not exceeding 10 x 18 x 22 inches to the Passengers traveling on a jet aircraft of First Air. However, the passengers flying on Turboprop ATR42 and ATR72 can take one carry-on baggage and must not exceed the weight of 20 lbs and dimension of 9 x 16 x 18 inches.
The Checked Baggage allowance depends on the flight class. The passengers traveling in “Beneficiary Class” are allowed to carry two checked bags each weighing 70lb and the passengers of “Aeroplan Redemption” and “Saver Class” are allowed to carry only one checked bag weighing 50lb. However, in Flex Class and Super-flex class, the passengers are allowed to take two and three bags each weighing 50lb respectively.