Bluegrass Airlines, January 2009

 

Maritime Central Airways 51

By Allan Lowson

(image copyright Bjorn Larsson www.timetableimages.com)

Maritime Central Airways

Maritime Central Airways was founded in 1941 at Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. The first service was between Charlottetown and Moncton in New Brunswick, followed by a service from Charlottetown to the Magdalen Islands.

 

The initial fleet consisted of a Barclay-Grow seaplane, a Fairchild 24 and a Boeing 247D. By 1946 the fleet had grown to one DH-89a Rapide, four Lockheed Electra 10s, two Cessna T-50 Cranes and three DC-3s. Services had expanded to Nova Scotia and the annual total passenger traffic had grown to 32,000.

 

Further fleet acquisitions in the early 50s included a Canso and a C-46, as well as further DC-3s. By 1953 Maritime Central Airways was the third largest carrier in Canada.

 

Maritime Central Airways were taken over by Eastern Provincial Airways in 1963.

 

 


 

Maritime Central Airway Routes

These routes, times and mileages were taken from the 1951 timetable of Bjorn Larsson on www.timetableimages.com.

 

Sydney Moncton Route

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

276

0

0925

Sydney

CYQY

0910ar

 

112.7 nm

354

112.7 nm

1035

New Glasgow (Trenton)

CYTN

0810

093

45.7 nm

309

45.7 nm

1120

Charlottetown

CYYG

0740

174

30.7 nm

262

30.7 nm

1150

Summerside

CYSU

0705

128

40.2 nm

 

40.2 nm

1215ar

Moncton

CYQM

0635

081

0

 

Moncton St John Route

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

281

 

0630

Moncton

CYQM

1740ar

 

78.6 nm

161

78.6 nm

0720

Fredericton

CYFC

1700

098

43.3 nm

 

43.3 nm

0745ar

St John

CYSJ

1625

342

0

 

Magdalen - Charlottetown Route

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

061

0

0800

Charlottetown

CYYG

1015ar

 

87.6nm

 

87.6nm

0855

Magdalen Isle

CYGR

0915

241

0

 

Halifax - Moncton Route

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

052

0

1520

Halifax

CYAW

1505ar

 

68.9 nm

354

68.9 nm

1610

New Glasgow (Trenton)

CYTN

1425

233

45.7 nm

309

45.7 nm

1650

Charlottetown

CYYG

1350

174

30.7 nm

262

30.7 nm

1720

Summerside

CYSU

1315

128

40.2 nm

 

40.2 nm

1745

Moncton

CYQM

1240

081

0