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Air Nova was an airline based in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada that became part of Air Canada Regional in 2001. In 2002 the merger of Air BC, Air Ontario, Air Nova and Canadian Regional Airlines was finalised with the launch of a new name and brand-Air Canada Jazz.

Air Nova
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2001 (merged into Air Canada Regional)
HubsHalifax, Nova Scotia
Frequent-flyer programAeroplan
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size34
Parent companyAir Canada
HeadquartersEnfield, Nova Scotia


De Havilland Canada Dash 8-102

Air Nova was established in July 1986 with two de Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft flying services to five destinations in Atlantic Canada. Further Dash 8s were acquired as the airline became successful and British Aerospace 146 jets were introduced as routes opened up in Canada and the USA. In the spring of 1999 Air Alliance and Air Nova consolidated under the Air Nova name. After the consolidation of Air Alliance, Air Nova served 28 destinations throughout Eastern Canada and the United States.

Air Nova was a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Canada.


The original logo
De Havilland Canada Dash 8-102

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