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Canadian North adds all-cargo aircraft from Ottawa to Iqaluit, operated by Cargojet

CALGARY, Alta.– Canadian North has announced a multi-tiered growth plan to offer ontinued growth and support of Northern travellers and freight on Canadian North’s scheduled passenger and cargo services. 

The airline is offering the following enhancements: introduction of a seasonal, non-stop service between Iqaluit and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with same-plane service to St John’s, Newfoundland, effective June 20, reintroduction of a new cargo aircraft from Ottawa to Iqaluit, effective March 19.

“Offering additional flights to Iqaluit brings greater access for investment, business travel, tourism and freight, enabling continued economic development across Nunavut,” said Steve Hankirk, President at Canadian North. “These changes represent our renewed commitment to the people and prosperity of the North.”

Depending upon the level of support for this new service, flights could be expanded and/or the season extended, the airline said. 

The additional cargo aircraft will be a 727-200, operated by Cargojet, from Ottawa to Iqaluit each Wednesday, beginning March 19. The all-freight aircraft will be a great addition to the market with a cargo capacity of up to 48,000 lbs (21772kg), noted the Canadian North release.