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Canadian North Launches New Service to Four Kitikmeot Communities

by NationTalk on April 12, 2007561 Views

YELLOWKNIFE, April 11 – Canadian North announced today that it would begin service to Kugaaruk, Taloyoak, Kugluktuk, and Gjoa Haven in the Kitikmeot Region effective June 3, 2007. The new services use a dedicated Dash 8-100 combined passenger/freight (Combi) prop-jet to link these important Nunavut communities with Cambridge Bay and Yellowknife, as well as Canadian North’s extensive northern network and southern gateways.

“In 1998 the Inuit of Nunavut participated in the purchase of Canadian North with the dream of providing a higher quality of air travel for all northerners.” said Tom Ruth, President of Canadian North. “Our expansion into these four key Kitikmeot communi-ties is taking that dream one giant step forward.” The new Kitikmeot schedule includes service to Kugaaruk four days per week. Taloyoak and Kugluktuk will be served six days a week. Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay will be served on a daily basis. The schedule provides for next day connections to Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit and Ottawa. The service levels to each community will be adjusted as demand warrants.

Kelly Kaylo, Canadian North’s Vice President, Marketing & Sales, is really pleased that passengers on the new service will be able to enjoy Canadian North’s award-winning Aurora Class service and the lowest fares available in the market, including a special 50 percent off introductory fare.

“We’re proud to introduce our new Dash 8 Combi aircraft because it allows us to offer the same great in-flight service our customers are accustomed to receiving on our jet aircraft.” She continued saying, “Passengers will benefit from our everyday low airfare as well as a 50 percent off introductory airfare for flights on the new routes from June 3-24, 2007 when booked by April 30, 2007.”

The flexibility of the Dash 8 Combi aircraft will also ensure the timely and consistent movement of air cargo throughout the region.

The new services, and the 50 percent off introductory fare are now available for booking online at canadiannorth.com; toll-free at 1-800-661-1505; or through travel agents.

Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation representing the Inuit of Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.

FACT SHEET
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CANADIAN NORTH’S NEW KITIKMEOT REGION SERVICE

On June 3, 2007 Canadian North will begin connecting the Kitikmeot Region to our extensive northern network and our three southern gateway cities (Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa), with professional, reliable service and an award winning in-flight product (Aurora Class). As a northern Inuit owned airline we are pleased to expand our services to a larger segment of our ownership group. For more information go to canadiannorth.com.

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For further information: Kelly Kaylo, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Canadian North, Suite 300, 5201 – 50th Avenue, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3S9, P (867) 445-1303, F (867) 669-4040, canadiannorth.com

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