WHITEHORSE, YT – 13 November 2019 – Today Air North, Yukon's Airline announced its newest route, with non-stop service between Vancouver, British Columbia and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
The limited edition route will operate between 17 January 2020 and 2 March 2020. Operating on Fridays and Mondays, the route is optimized for weekend travel and also provides consistent connections between the northern capital cities of Yellowknife, NWT and Whitehorse, Yukon.
"We're proud to take this step forward in providing greater air access to northern Canada," states Benjamin Ryan, Air North’s Chief Commercial Officer. “This new route will give residents of the Northwest Territories an affordable and reliable Boeing 737-500 air service to Vancouver, and it will also make it easier for friends, family, and business colleagues to visit the North.”
While NWT residents will benefit from the service, a strong emphasis is placed on supporting the tourism sector. “With the addition of this route, we are adding a reliable and spacious Boeing 737-500 service to the already thriving Yellowknife tourism market. Furthermore, we intend to provide great northern hospitality and a unique experience that is themed around Indigenous tourism and aurora experience, so passengers can begin to immerse themselves into the journey the second they board the aircraft,” continues Mr. Ryan.
Air North also services the Yellowknife market with its Whitehorse-Yellowknife-Ottawa service, operating over Christmas, spring break, and summer 2020. Air North also has longstanding service within B.C. and the NWT, including 15 flights a week between Whitehorse and Vancouver, daily service to Inuvik, NWT, and regular service to the BC destinations of Kelowna, Victoria, Prince George, and Nanaimo.
The current Vancouver/Yellowknife schedule is as follows (all times shown as local):
|Mondays and Fridays
||2:10 pm PT
||5:35 pm MT
||6:20 pm MT
||7:50 pm PT
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.