Fly Sarvaq starts ticket sales for Iqaluit-Ottawa flights
Tickets go on sale Tuesday for first flights in May
Iqaluit's newest air service is now open for business.
Fly Sarvaq announced in January it would offer seats on one-way flights from Iqaluit to Ottawa and Halifax for as little as $499. The company began selling tickets by telephone Tuesday morning.
Fly Sarvaq is a partnership between Iqaluit-based Sarvaq Logistics and Nolinor Aviation.
Allen Hayward, who's with Fly Sarvaq, said while that price is available as a preliminary seat sale, prices won't always be that low.
But, he said, the air service's more expensive tickets — at $1,800 for a return flight to Ottawa or Halifax — are still cheaper than the competition.
If a passenger were to fly tomorrow on First Air or Canadian North, they would pay around $3,000 return from Iqaluit to Ottawa for the most expensive fare, according to the airlines' websites.
Hayward said ticket sales have been brisk, despite some technical difficulties with the website.