Northern airlines First Air and Canadian North call off merger talks

EDMONTON – First Air and Canadian North have called off merger talks, the airlines said Thursday.

The airlines, which operate across the Canadian North, said flight operations and services are unaffected.

Canadian North and First Air offer scheduled flights as well as charter services.

Canadian North is a subsidiary of NorTerra Inc., which is owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corp., while First Air is a subsidiary of Makivik Corp., which manages land settlement money from the James Bay Agreement for the Inuit of northern Quebec.

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