Air North secures deal with First Air to sell Ottawa flight

Yukon’s Air North has struck a deal with First Air to sell tickets to Air North’s Whitehorse-Yellowknife-Ottawa flight.

Yukon’s Air North has struck a deal with First Air to sell tickets to Air North’s Whitehorse-Yellowknife-Ottawa flight.

The codesharing deal between the two companies means First Air, which has hubs in Yellowknife and Iqaluit and headquarters in Ottawa, can sell seats and cargo space on the Air North route.

“Canada’s northern airlines need closer cooperation in order to ensure sustainability in small northern markets, and we are proud to be working with First Air. We are confident that we will both benefit from the efficiencies,” Allan Moore, chief commercial officer at Air North said in a press release.

Air North launched the route to Ottawa about three years ago.

Last month the company announced it was adding another weekly flight each way to its Ottawa route for the summer.

Right now, Air North flies from Whitehorse to Ottawa, with a brief stopover in Yellowknife, on Sundays and Thursdays.

The plane goes back the other way on Monday and Friday.

From June 13 until Sept. 16 passengers will have the additional options of leaving Whitehorse on Tuesdays and Ottawa on Wednesdays.

“This arrangement will go a long way towards making this very popular route sustainable on a year-round basis,” Air North president Joe Sparling said.

The first codeshare flight to Ottawa will be leaving Whitehorse on May 15.

The two airlines say they plan to eventually add additional codeshare routes.

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