WHITEHORSE, YT – 6 March 2020 – Today Air North, Yukon's Airline announced a series of flights between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Whitehorse, Yukon.
This limited-edition route will operate between 9 July and 18 July 2020. The service is being introduced in order to support travel for Indigenous youth attending the 2020 North American Indigenous Games hosted in Halifax, NS this summer.
"We are excited to be able to provide service to Halifax this summer and connect with the Eastern coast of Canada. We believe it will offer many benefits, both for passengers across Canada and the Indigenous youth athletes,” says Benjamin Ryan, Air North’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“As always, driving tourism to the Yukon is one of our primary focuses, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from the East Coast to the territory on our comfortable Boeing 737-500. We are also excited to stimulate tourism within the cities it connects with, creating opportunities for people from across Canada to travel to and from Halifax via our route system,” continues Mr. Ryan.
The service to Halifax will operate as an extension on two of the company’s current routes to Ottawa, ON and Vancouver, BC. Introductory fares from Whitehorse to Halifax will start at $399 one-way and are available for a limited time only.
Air North’s service between Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Ottawa will not face interruption by these flights, with scheduled service remaining between 30 May 2020 and 1 September 2020. The company also announced this week on social media their service between Yellowknife and Vancouver will resume 5 December 2020.
The current Whitehorse/Halifax schedule is as follows:
|July 9, 17, 18
||Whitehorse > Yellowknife > Ottawa > Halifax
||Halifax > Ottawa > Vancouver > Whitehorse
|July 12, 13
||Halifax > Ottawa > Yellowknife > Whitehorse
||Whitehorse > Vancouver > Halifax*
* Fuel stop in Winnipeg required.
About Air North, Yukon’s Airline
Founded in 1977, Air North, Yukon's Airline has proudly provided affordable, reliable air services to Yukoners for over 40 years. The privately held company's largest two shareholders are its founder, Joseph Sparling and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, and the Company also has over 2,000 local individual shareholders based in the Yukon. The airline serves 15 Canadian destinations including Whitehorse, Dawson City, Old Crow, Inuvik, Mayo, Watson Lake, Prince George, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Yellowknife, and Ottawa. Its fleet is comprised of five Boeing 737 jets, and five turboprop aircraft including three ATR-42s and two Hawker-Siddeley 748s. Named Best Leisure and Specialty Airline -, North America 2019 by TripAdvisor’s Traveler's Choice Awards, Air North, Yukon’s Airline prides itself on providing genuine Yukon hospitality from the moment guests step aboard its flights. Passengers experience fresh fare prepared daily by its Whitehorse flight kitchen, locally-roasted Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters coffee, and Yukon Brewing beer. Air North, Yukon's Airline is one of the few remaining North American carriers that does not charge fees for checked baggage. Guests enjoy two complimentary checked bags (up to 100 lbs with no one item exceeding 50 lbs) on its 737 jets, and one complimentary checked bag (up to 44 lbs) on its turboprops. For more information, including flight schedules and fares visit flyairnorth.com or call your travel agent.