Wardair Canada was a privately run Canadian airline, founded by Max Ward in 1952 under the name Wardair Ltd, before formally changing its name to "Wardair Canada" in 1976. The airline was acquired by and folded into Canadian Airlines in 1989. History In 1946, Maxwell W. Ward founded the Polaris Charter Company in Yellowknife, NWT.
Based in Yellowknife, the only city in Canada's Northwest Territories, this small regional airline served remote communities within the area and in the neighboring Yukon territory. Polaris flew passengers and cargo on small biplanes such as the de Havilland DH.83 'Fox Moth.'. Wardair had similarly humble beginnings.
Ward Air Inc. is based in beautiful Juneau, Alaska. We offer unmatched excellence in amphibious (floats with wheels), ski, wheel and straight float plane air charters. We pride ourselves on flying to all parts of southeast Alaska and western Canada.
Canadian carrier Wardair operated a relatively diverse fleet of increasingly large aircraft during the course of its history, a period that lasted for nearly four decades. The largest of these was the Boeing 747, with two variants of the iconic double-decker jet serving the airline over the years. Let's examine these in closer detail. The 747-100s
Turbine Beaver The Turbine Super Beaver can carry up to 8 passengers. The load capacity is 1500 lbs with an extended cabin. De Havilland Beavers The De Havilland Beaver can carry up to 6 passengers with a load capacity is 1200 lbs. Cessna 206 Aircraft The Cessna 206's can carry up to 4 passengers and has a load capacity of 800 lbs.
Wardair International Ltd, with head offices in Toronto, was an international and domestic airline incorporated in Alberta in 1953 as Wardair Ltd. Initially a bush charter airline based in Yellowknife, NWT, the name was changed in 1962 to Wardair Canada Ltd. It became a public company in 1967.