Canadian North

Canadian North

June 19, 2014 08:00 ET

New Canadian North Route Takes Flight

Iqaluit to Halifax flight a first for passenger air travel in Canada

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 19, 2014) -

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Today Canadian North is proud to announce the launch of its new seasonal, non-stop service between Iqaluit, Nunavut, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with same-plane service to St John's, Newfoundland.

"We are thrilled to introduce this new route that links these communities and creates new tourism, investment and trade opportunities in both Iqaluit and Atlantic Canada," says Peter McCart, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Canadian North. "We look forward to working with our partners in Iqaluit, Halifax and St. John's to make this new service a huge success."

"We are delighted to welcome Canadian North to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport community," says Joyce Carter, HIAA President & CEO. "This new air service opens up opportunities for business, tourism and travel. It enables us to strengthen ties, generate economic activity, and encourage growth, while moving people and products between our two regions faster, saving time and money."

The seasonal route is operating every Friday until August 29th, with the following schedule:

  • Flight 400 departs St. John's NF to Halifax NS at 12:00 arriving at 13:15
  • Flight 400 departs Halifax NS to Iqaluit NU at 14:00 arriving at 16:15
  • Flight 401 departs Iqaluit NU to Halifax NS at 17:15 arriving at 21:30
  • Flight 401 departs Halifax NS to St. John's NF at 22:15 arriving at 00:25

Passengers can expect an exceptional experience with Canadian North. Complimentary advance seat selection, generous luggage allowance and hot meals aboard their newest fleet addition, the Boeing 737-300, with comfortable leather seating and inflight video entertainment.

About Canadian North

Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada's North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. Canadian North flies to 21 destinations throughout the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, via southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa. The airline is also the premier charter service provider for large resource sector clients, sports teams, cruise lines and other large groups. Canadian North is a subsidiary of NorTerra Inc., which is owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.

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