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Air North, Yukon's Airline to serve Kelowna year-round

September 4, 2013

WHITEHORSE, YUKON - September 4, 2013 - Air North, Yukon's Airline today announced that its scheduled service to Kelowna, BC has been extended. The city will become a permanent, year-round addition to the airline's network.

"We had hoped that Kelowna would be a successful addition to our family of destinations," said Joe Sparling, Air North's President. "It's been phenomenally successful for us, and we couldn't be more pleased to be flying to Kelowna year-round."

The year-round service also secures Kelowna's role as an important new gateway city to the Yukon, enhancing business and tourism opportunities between the two markets.

"We've heard from families, students, business travellers and others how much they appreciate the connection between Whitehorse and Kelowna," said Sparling. "Flying there year-round became an obvious choice."

"Our goal was to take an already great flight and make it a little more convenient," said Allan Moore, Director of Commercial Development for Air North. "So we've adjusted the schedule to get our passengers from Whitehorse to Kelowna and back to Whitehorse a little earlier in the day. We believe this will make the flight an even better option for our passengers."

The flight will depart an hour and a half earlier, at 1530 (3:30pm) from Whitehorse on Thursdays and Sundays, effective 17 October, 2013 - 29 May, 2014.

With a huge variety of winter activities in both cities, travellers in the Okanagan will have the opportunity to explore the Yukon's unique features – while Yukoners will continue to be able to explore the Okanagan and reunite with friends and family.

"We're working hard to improve our service and the reach of our airline," said Sparling. "I'm proud of what we've accomplished so far, and am extremely optimistic about what's to come."

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