Air North 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 and Vancouver.
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.