Canadian North spreads its Northern wings by adding new flights and service offerings

CALGARY — Canadian North is launching a multi-tiered growth plan designed to reaffirm its commitment as the leading airline in the North.

Continued growth and support of Northern travellers on Canadian North’s scheduled passenger and cargo services has created new opportunities for expansion. The airline is offering the following enhancements:

  • Introduction of a seasonal, nonstop service between Iqaluit and Halifax with same-plane service to St John’s, Newfoundland, effective June 20.
  • Reintroduction of a new cargo aircraft from Ottawa to Iqaluit, effective March 19.
  • Reinstatement of a free luggage allowance of two bags at 70lbs (33kg) each for all jet passengers, effective immediately.

“Offering additional flights to Iqaluit brings greater access for investment, business travel, tourism and freight, enabling continued economic development across Nunavut. Additionally, reinstating our free luggage allowance of two bags at 70lbs (33kg) each on our jet aircraft, is a major step towards improving our service and competitiveness,” said Steve Hankirk, President at Canadian North. “These changes represent our renewed commitment to the people and prosperity of the North.”

“This is great news. Same-day service between Nunavut and Atlantic Canada enhances Nunavut’s transportation system, and will be a big improvement for the travelling public,” said George Kuksuk, Minister of Economic Development & Transportation for the Government of Nunavut.

Canadian North will use Boeing 737-300 aircraft, configured with 136 seats, to serve the new Iqaluit to Halifax and St John’s routing that will operate every Friday from June 20 to Sept. 5.

Depending upon the level of support for this new service, flights could be expanded and/or the season extended. In addition to the superior amenities Canadian North is traditionally known for such as complimentary seat selection, luggage allowance and hot meals, the 737-300 aircraft also offers free inflight entertainment and new leather seating. Flights and introductory pricing are now available for booking.