May 31, 2012 - Canadian North and WestJet sign Interline Agreement

CANADIAN NORTH AND WESTJET SIGN INTERLINE AGREEMENT
Allowing for one-stop convenience   

Yellowknife                                                                                                                                       May 31, 2012

Canadian North is proud to announce an interline agreement with WestJet, effective May 24, 2012. This agreement allows for the convenience of booking travel with both airlines on one ticket, checking in for Canadian North and WestJet flights at the same time, as well as through-checking luggage all the way to the final destination.

“We are excited to bring this added convenience to our customers and proud to be the first airline in Canada to secure an interline agreement with WestJet,” said Canadian North’s Vice President of Scheduled Service, Lorraine Bonner. “Our customers will now benefit from a more seamless trip with the ability to book their connecting flights on one ticket, as well as the convenience of one-stop check-in and through-checked luggage.”

Canadian North operates flights to and from Northwest Territories and Nunavut through their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa, allowing for convenient connections across southern Canada with WestJet.

“We’re pleased to launch our first Canadian airline partnership,” said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice President, Network Management & Alliances. “We look forward to connecting up guests between WestJet’s network to the south and Canadian North’s strong northern network.”

Bookings for Canadian North and WestJet flights can be made on Canadian North’s website or call center, or through a travel agent.

 

About Canadian North

Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada’s North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. They offer flights to Northwest Territories and flights to Nunavut through their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as to select destinations in Manitoba and Nunavut through their partnership with Calm Air. Canadian North also offers air charter services within and beyond the North for industrial clients, sports teams, and large groups. Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation, representing the Inuit of Nunavut; and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.

For further information contact:

Lisa Hicks                                                                                                               Media Relations
Marketing Manager                                                                                                WestJet
Canadian North Airlines                                                                                       media@westjet.com
lhicks@canadiannorth.com

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