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NEWS: Nunavut October 26, 2017 - 2:29 pm

Canadian North resumes mid-week flights to Kitikmeot

Wednesday return flights between Yellowknife and Cambridge Bay re-launch Nov. 15

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Canadian North said it will re-introduce its Wednesday flights from Yellowknife to Cambridge Bay next month after a hiatus. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CANADIAN NORTH)
Canadian North said it will re-introduce its Wednesday flights from Yellowknife to Cambridge Bay next month after a hiatus. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CANADIAN NORTH)

Canadian North says it will re-introduce its Wednesday flights to the Kitikmeot region next month.

Starting Nov. 15, the airline will resume its return flights between Yellowknife and Cambridge Bay, with stops in Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak.

The added flight is in response to a “strong demand” for both passenger and cargo service in the region, the airline said in an Oct. 25 release.

“Canadian North is committed to offering the right mix of passenger and cargo capacity with our versatile Bombardier Dash 8-100 Combi and Boeing 737-200 Combi aircraft,” said Peter McCart, the airline’s senior vice-president, commercial.

Canadian North revamped its schedule of flights throughout Nunavut earlier this year as its merger with First Air came to an end in May 2017.

Part of that tweaking meant the cancellation of certain routes, including its regular service to Clyde River.

More recently, the airline has had to cope with the loss of the Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. air cargo contracts for the Kitikmeot and Baffin regions.

By resuming its Wednesday flights into Cambridge Bay, the airline will again have a daily presence in the region.

Passengers can now book with the revised schedule online at http://www.canadiannorth.com or by calling 1-800-661-1505.

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