Canadian North's Iqaluit-Ottawa flights back on for January and February

Canadian North will now be flying passengers between Iqaluit and Ottawa in January and February after all, after earlier announcing the flights' cancellations due to planned maintenance.

Schedule changes in the works as codeshare coming to an end, says airline

Canadian North is reinstating its previously-cancelled Iqaluit-Ottawa flights this winter as of Jan. 2. (Patrick Nagle/CBC)

Canadian North will now be flying passengers between Iqaluit and Ottawa in January and February after all. 

Earlier this month, Canadian North had announced it would not be flying the Iqaluit-Ottawa route in January and February due to planned maintenance, and then cancelled several more flights between the two cities starting Dec.13.

But following the announcement by First Air last week that it will end the codeshare agreement between the two airlines as of May 16, 2017, Canadian North is changing its schedule.

It says it will be ending the service interruption early and introducing a next generation Boeing 737-300 combination cargo-passenger plane on the Ottawa-Iqaluit route, starting Jan. 2.

The airline says its second 737-300 Combi should be ready in March. Its Mackenzie Valley route in N.W.T. will be temporarily served by a full passenger 737-300 during this period.

Canadian North says the cancellation of the codeshare agreement will require it to make schedule changes and it will be launching a new flight schedule in the coming months.


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