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In the middle thirties the White Pass and Yukon Route founded a scheduled airline that operated between Skagway, Whitehorse, Mayo and Dawson, in addition to a bush plane operation that flew prospectors, miners, doctors and businessmen to the far outposts of the Yukon.

The company’s workhorses were Ford Tri-Motor aircraft, a Boeing 247D twin engine all metal plane, a variety of float and ski equipped bush planes, and a Condor biplane, which at that time was the largest passenger-carrying aircraft in Canada.

In the early forties the airline was sold to a company formed by Grant McConachie which, in later years became part of Canadian Pacific Airlines – now known as Canadian Airlines International.


White Pass Airlines

Photo 16 White Pass Airlines. Click for larger view.