Canadian North launches Iqaluit-Halifax-St. John's route

Canadian North's first flight on its new route between Iqaluit, Halifax and St. John's arrived in the Nunavut capital Friday.
Canadian North staff get ready to welcome passengers arriving in Iqaluit on its first direct flight from the East Coast. (Jordan Konek/CBC)

Canadian North's first flight on its new route between Iqaluit, Halifax and St.John's arrived in the Nunavut capital Friday.

The service is scheduled to run on Fridays during the summer. 

The flight originates in St. John's at noon local time, stops in Halifax and continues on to Iqaluit, then does the reverse trip leaving Iqaluit at 5:15 local time.

The service runs until Aug. 29.