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Toronto/CMEDIA: Inuit-owned Canadian North Airlines announced in a news release Wednesday morning its offer of a direct three-hour flight between Iqaluit and Toronto starting from June, with flights now available for booking at canadiannorth.com.
“We are committed to finding new ways of connecting Inuit Nunangat to the rest of the world and vice-versa. I’m excited about the new opportunities this will bring for communities and businesses alike,” stated Andrew Pope, Canadian North’s vice-president of customer and commercial, in the news release.
The company said it believes the new flight will be good for tourism and contribute to Nunavut’s economy.
Right now, Canadian North offers a direct flight to Ottawa, but not all the way to Toronto. Other airlines have various stops on the way to Toronto — in Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife, and Edmonton — often with long layovers.
The new flight is expected to operate every Friday and Sunday from June 3 to Sept. 30.
The comfortable, quiet, and fast Boeing 737 aircraft would be operated by Canadian North on this route, with a complimentary inflight meal and beverage service (excluding alcohol) available to all passengers and safeguards at every step of the journey through the Canadian North Care program.
“We are committed to finding new ways of connecting Inuit Nunangat to the rest of the world and vice-versa. I’m excited about the new opportunities this will bring for communities and businesses alike. To our friends in the Greater Toronto Area, I invite you to come to fly with us and experience not only the beauty and adventure that the North has to offer but also our reliable, caring, and friendly airline service.” said Andrew Pope, VP Customer, and Commercial in a news release.