Canadian North announced today a seasonal, non-stop flight service between Iqaluit and Halifax, with same-plane service to St John’s — effective June 20.
The airline says that continued growth of northern travellers on Canadian North’s scheduled passenger and cargo services has created new opportunities for expansion.
In addition to the Iqaluit to Halifax and St John’s flight, there is a reintroduction of a new cargo aircraft from Ottawa to Iqaluit, and the reinstatement of a free luggage allowance of two bags at 70 lbs each for all jet passengers.
“Offering additional flights to Iqaluit brings greater access for investment, business travel, tourism and freight, enabling continued economic development across Nunavut,” Steve Hankirk, President at Canadian North, said in a news release.
“These changes represent our renewed commitment to the people and prosperity of the north.”
Canadian North will utilize the 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 at the following schedule:
• Flight 400 departs St. John’s to Halifax at 12:00 arriving at 13:15;
• Flight 400 departs Halifax to Iqaluit at 14:00 arriving at 16:15;
• Flight 401 departs Iqaluit to Halifax at 17:15 arriving at 21:30;
• Flight 401 departs Halifax to St. John’s at 22:15 arriving at 00:25.
The airline says that, depending on the level of support for the new service, flights could be expanded or the season extended.
Flights and introductory pricing are available for booking online at www.canadiannorth.com, through a travel agent, or at 1-800-661-1505.