Committed to servicing remote northern Canada

Air Medical Travel Services


Keewatin Air has operated in the rugged Canadian Arctic for 40 years, logging over 120,000 hours of medevac airtime in some of the most challenging environmental conditions in the world.

Although we operate charter airline services, our primary focus is and has always been medical travel. Whether it is moving passengers with medical needs on our charter aircraft or transporting critically ill patients by air ambulance, we have made medical travel our specialty. Our air medical program is recognized as one of the best air ambulance services in Canada.

Keewatin Air is committed to providing the best possible air services in Northern Canada. We have invested substantially in the infrastructure needed to provide around the clock medically oriented air services in Canada’s northern areas and the remote Arctic.

Mission Statement

We will distinguish ourselves by being the leaders in safe, high quality aeromedical service and air transport, through a total commitment of improving service, listening to our customer needs, and an uncompromising integrity in everything we do


Keewatin Air was the vision of Bob May. When Bob incorporated Keewatin Air in 1971, he saw the opportunity that Nunavut (then Northwest Territories) offered. He recognized that although it was a challenging and unforgiving environment in which to operate, a quality air service with a respect for the unique culture of the region's residents would be successful.

Bob’s vision included the development of a company with a medical perspective. As a result, all aspects of Keewatin Air have been steeped in the special requirements of passengers with health care needs.


The company's goals highlight the company values. These include:

  • To lead the aeromedical field by consistently providing excellence in patient care and education
  • To separate ourselves in the air transport field through a commitment to uncompromising safety and adaptability
  • To exceed our customers’ expectations by providing exceptional, reliable service in the remote challenging environments within which we operate
  • To encourage growth, development and profitability of our operations through innovation and forward thinking
  • To strive for clear, open communications to maximize the efficiency of our day-to-day operations
  • To inspire optimal growth and development in each employee through mentorship, encouragement, and training
  • To foster an atmosphere of respect, honesty, and fairness for all members of the company