Currently in the world there is a dramatic and significant shortage of pilots.  In particular, at Northwestern Air Lease, we are facing a shortage of Captain pilots.  At this point we do not have enough Captains to maintain all the flights we have previously offered to our current and future passengers.  We cannot over-work our pilots and we will not put our passengers at risk, therefore we have had to cancel the flights listed below.  We are taking steps to add more Captains.  We expect later in the first quarter we will once again offer additional flights throughout our routes.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


  • All flights to Fort McMurray for the month of January have been cancelled starting January 8, 2020

  • We will have flights from Fort Smith to Fort Chipewyan to Edmonton (FLT#606), and returning from Edmonton to Fort Chipewyan to Fort Smith (FLT#607) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting January 8th 2020

      • FLT#606
        Fort Smith: Departs at 0830, arrives in Fort Chipewyan at 0900
        Fort Chipewyan: Departs at 0920, arrives in Edmonton at 1100

      • FLT#607
        Edmonton: Departs at 1315, arrives in Fort Chipewyan at 1450

        Fort Chipewyan: Departs at 1510, arrives in Fort Smith at 1550


  • All flights to High Level on Mondays and Fridays have been cancelled for the month of January 2020

  • The direct flight from Fort Smith to Edmonton and return (FLT#598/599) has been resumed on Wednesdays for the month on January, starting January 15, 2020

  • The direct flight from Fort Smith to Edmonton and return (FLT#598/599) has been cancelled on January 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 17. 20, 24, 27, and 31st, 2020

Please call our reservations center with any questions