OTTAWA, Ont.–A new air service option serving Iqaluit with direct flights to Ottawa and Halifax will begin May 6. FlySarvaq’s first flight will also bring a Northern travel option to the Maritimes and Ontario, said a company release.
The announcement was made at the 2016 Northern Lights Trade Show to a group of over 200 from Nunavut, Nova Scotia and Ottawa. The new scheduled service will open up economic development opportunities between Nunavut and Nova Scotia as well as improve existing business relationships between Ottawa and the North, the companies added.
“It is our hope that this service will create significant possibilities for Nunavummiut looking to travel south, as well as open up more opportunities for people to visit Nunavut,” said Adamee Itorcheak, President of Sarvaq, partner in FlySarvaq.
All FlySarvaq flights will be operated by Nolinor Aviation and will offer three classes of fares available for booking, all with different terms and conditions. Introductory fares are available for booking and all flights will be flown by Nolinor’s experienced pilots on one of their Boeing 737s.
“This opportunity strengthens the bridge between our two regions, and we are excited to share the news with businesses across our province,” says Laurel Broten, Nova Scotia Business Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer. “This direct link allows Nova Scotia companies to ship goods and deliver services to customers in Nunavut faster and more efficiently.”
‘”We are delighted to welcome FlySarvaq to Halifax Stanfield,” says Ian Arthur, Halifax International Airport Authority Chief Commercial Officer. “This new air service will enhance travel options for both business and leisure travellers, saving them time and money. The route will also stimulate growth between the two regions by improving the movement of cargo to and from Iqaluit and encourage Atlantic Canadians to explore this part of Canada’s north.”