Canadian North New Route – Yellowknife and Calgary

Starting Tuesday, February 14, 2023
New Direct Route – Between Yellowknife and Calgary!

Traveling North has never been so easy – direct flights from Calgary to Yellowknife and increased services from Edmonton to Yellowknife are now live!

We are excited to announce new round trip flights operating 7 days a week on our own Boeing 737-300 and 737-700 all passenger aircraft, providing more capacity for our travellers to fly comfortably.

And since we’re known for our legendary northern hospitality, we simply couldn’t stop there: we’re offering complimentary hot inflight meal and beverage service, plus a free checked bag!

Canadian North Airlines Office View

2 December 2022 – facebook.com/CanadianNorthAirlines/

Office views like none other! Skies like these definitely never get old, the northern lights are in full swing in Iqaluit!

Shout out to our awesome Cargo Attendant, Eric, for this sweet pic.

ᐊᓪᓚᕕᒃ ᑕᑯᒪᒋᑦ ᐊᓯᖃᑦᑑᔭᕋᑎᒃ! ᓯᓚᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᐱᑐᖃᕈᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖏᒻᒪᑕ, ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ ᖃᐅᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᐋᖅᑐᐋᓗᒻᒪᑕ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ!

ᖃᐃᒐᓪᓚᕕᐅᓚᐅᓪᓕ ᐊᔪᖏᑦᑐᐋᓗᒃ ᐅᓯᒐᓴᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᕙᑦᑐᖅ, ᐃᐅᕆᒃ, ᑖᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᐱᐅᔪᐋᓗᒻᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᒧᑦ.

Canadian North Launches New Jet Service, Calgary to Yellowknife – Enhances Edmonton to Yellowknife with More Jet Flights

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Ottawa, ON – Canadian North, Canada’s Arctic Airline, announced it will add daily nonstop Boeing 737 jet service between Yellowknife and Calgary.

The new jet route between Calgary and Yellowknife provides easier and faster access to Northern destinations out of Canadian North’s Yellowknife hub. The flights begin Tuesday, February 14, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Canadian North will also increase its jet service between Edmonton and Yellowknife.

The new Calgary to Yellowknife 737 jet flights will operate daily, Monday through Sunday, on Canadian North’s Boeing 737 jet aircraft allowing travelers quick, comfortable and smooth jet service.  Passengers will be treated to  complimentary fresh, never frozen, hot inflight meals and beverage service, topped off with its signature warm cookie and specialty coffee service. Travelers can accrue and redeem Aeroplan™ or Aurora Rewards™ points on these and all other scheduled Canadian North  flights.

“We are strengthening our airline, providing more travel options to our core market in Canada’s North and High Arctic.  These new flights to our Western Arctic hub in Yellowknife deliver enhanced jet service to our passengers and cargo customers,” said Michael Rodyniuk, Canadian North’s President and CEO.  “This is all part of our Go-Forward Plan, strengthening our core market, our Northern Scheduled Service, delivering on our mission to Make life better in the communities we serve.”

Flights are available to book at CanadianNorth.com

RouteFrequencyStart Date
Calgary to YellowknifeDailyFebruary 14, 2023
Yellowknife to CalgaryDailyFebruary 14, 2023

Additional Quotes:

“As an Arctic airline, Canadian North continues to show its focus on making life better for Northern people and communities. This expansion of service will add seats, significantly enhance connections, and give our residents more access to vital services they need.” Mark Fleming, Vice Chairman of Canadian North’s Board of Directors.

The new route is now on sale for booking. Book your travel at CanadianNorth.com or call your travel agent.

About Canadian North:

Canadian North is a 100% Inuit-owned airline connecting people and delivers essential goods throughout Canada’s North – safely, reliably with friendly and caring customer service. Canadian North Airlines services 25 communities within the Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Nunavut, as well as Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton and now Calgary with a versatile fleet of Boeing 737 and ATR 42 aircraft. Canadian North is also the premier charter services provider for large resource sector clients requiring dependable, efficient and economical fly-in/fly-out air service and it operates flights across North America and beyond for sports teams, cruise lines, tour operators and many others. Canadian North is owned by Makivvik Corporation and Inuvialuit Development Corporation.

Canadian North Update on Fuel Shortage and Inclement Weather Impacting High Arctic Services

30 August 2022 – Canadian North Twitter & Facebook

The fuel shortage and inclement weather conditions affecting High Arctic airports have caused significant disruptions to our operations, though our team has been working with the fuel available to us to move as many passengers and as much freight as possible. While recognizing the challenges this is causing our customers, we are doing everything to keep our operations moving safely.

As the situation continues to change, we are beginning to increase the number of passengers we are able to transport onboard. With current weather disruptions affecting the High Arctic, we have planned as many flights as we can and incorporated fuel stops that allow us to maximize payload. We continue to assess the demand for additional flight and our Operations Control Centre will look for possibilities to add flights to Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay and Resolute Bay.

Though we are continuing to move as much freight as possible, should unsafe weather conditions continue to affect cargo operations we will plan backup destinations for freight in the meantime. As the ability to regain fuel is integral to both cargo and passengers operations, we continue to keep in contact with Petroleum Products Division of the Government of Nunavut.

As a result of these impacts on our service, our Customer Contact Centre has been experiencing higher than average call volume. We encourage you o book or manage your bookings online using our website. https://canadiannorth.com. Otherwise, for inquiries that are not urgent which cannot be managed on our website and do not include booking over the phone, you may send us an email at contact@canadiannorth.com with your requests.

More in the tweet below…

We would like to thank our passengers and customers for your patience and understanding during this situation while we work to return to regular operations.

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Canadian North announces changes in Executive team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 18, 2022, Ottawa, ON – Michael Rodyniuk, President and Chief Executive Officer, with the support of Canadian North’s Board of Directors are sharing the following changes to the Executive Team of the organization.

Shelly De Caria has accepted a newly created position of Associate Vice President, Sales within the Executive Leadership Team.  Reporting to the Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Distribution, as well as to the Executive Chairman and President & CEO, she will continue to bring her valued experience with our customers, communities and company to this position.  Mrs. De Caria has been with the organization since 2013 holding progressively senior roles in the areas of sales and community relations. After attending Concordia University in Montreal, Mrs. De Caria was a key staff member at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) in Ottawa prior to joining First Air. 

Nick (JB) Purich joins as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently from the Saskatoon Airport Authority, Mr. Purich served as Vice President, Corporate Administration and Chief Financial Officer. He has held previous positions as VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Wasaya Airways and before Wasaya, served in a leadership role at Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of the Edwards School of Business and holds a Master’s degree in accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Purich holds his CPA, CA designations.

James (Jim) Ballingall will join the organization as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Distribution. Mr. Ballingall previously contributed at First Air, one of the originating entities of Canadian North. Mr. Ballingall has over 30 years of experience in aviation including Senior Sales Management functions at Air Canada before joining First Air and most recently Vice President, Sales, Distribution and Marketing at Wasaya Airways.

Along with these changes, Andrew Pope (Vice President, Customer & Commercial) and Shannon Montpellier (Vice President, Finance) have left the organization effective Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Our Board of Directors and the organization at large thank Mr. Pope and Ms. Montpellier for their service and contributions to Canadian North and wish them well in the next stages of their careers.

All other Executives will remain in their current positions.

“These changes improve the support for our company and the people we serve, enhancing our ability to execute on our business plan and deliver on the commitments we have made to our employees, customers, and ownership groups.” said Michael Rodyniuk, President and CEO of Canadian North.

“As a Board, we are supportive of the changes that are being announced today. We know that improvement is needed and that these changes are an important step towards that.” said Johnny Adams. Executive Chairman of Canadian North.

About Canadian North:

Canadian North is a 100% Inuit-owned airline that connects people and delivers essential goods throughout Canada’s North – safely, reliably and always with friendly and caring customer service. Canadian North Airlines services 25 communities within Nunavut, Nunavik and the Northwest Territories, as well as Ottawa, Montréal and Edmonton, with a versatile fleet of Boeing 737 and ATR 42 aircraft. Canadian North is also the premier charter services provider for large resource sector clients requiring dependable, efficient and economical fly-in/fly-out air service and it operates flights across North America and beyond for sports teams, cruise lines, tour operators and many others. Canadian North is wholly-owned by Makivik Corporation and Inuvialuit Development Corporation.