March, 2010 - Canadian North Announces Commercial Discussions With Air Canada

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CANADIAN NORTH ANNOUNCES CODESHARE FLIGHTS ON AIR CANADA AND MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE MEMBERSHIP FOR AURORA CONCIERGE
Passengers to benefit from simplified travel and attractive fares

Yellowknife, NT                                                                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Further to the announcement of commercial discussions with Air Canada in March, 2010, Canadian North will now be offering codeshare flights on Air Canada-operated aircraft. Codeshare flights will go on sale effective June 5th, 2010, for travel commencing June 10th, 2010. Passengers will be able to book a Canadian North flight number on a flight operated by Air Canada to the following major centres:

Connecting to/from Edmonton:                                                                     Connecting to/from Ottawa:

  • Calgary                                                                                                        * Toronto
  • Vancouver                                                                                                  * Montreal
  • Winnipeg                                                                                                     * Halifax
  • Toronto                                                                                                        * St. John's
  • Ottawa                                                                                                         * Winnipeg
  • Montreal                                                                                                      * Calgary
  • Halifax                                                                                                          * Edmonton
  • St. John's                                                                                                    * Vancouver

By offering Canadian North codeshare flights on Air Canada-operated aircraft, passengers will now benefit from a more streamlined travel process from booking through to check-in and luggage transfer. In addition, by allowing flights to be booked on Canadian North code from Yellowknife to Halifax, for example, the airline is able to offer competitive through-fares.

As an added benefit to their Aurora Concierge members, Canadian North is also offering their most frequent travelers access to Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges. For $99 plus GST, Aurora Concierge members will gain unlimited access to these exclusive lounges in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and St. John’s for the remainder of 2010 when traveling on Canadian North flights or Canadian North codeshare flights, operated by Air Canada. Details of the offer are available on their website at www.canadiannorth.com.
 

“We’re pleased to not only be offering codeshare flights with Air Canada at this time,” says Lorraine Bonner, Canadian North’s Vice President of Scheduled Service, “but also to be able to add value to our most frequent travellers through the Maple Leaf Lounge offer.”

About Canadian North
Canadian North is a major provider of scheduled passenger and cargo services from Edmonton and Ottawa to points throughout the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Extending beyond Northern Canada as well, they offer non-scheduled charter flights 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
Manager, Marketing
Canadian North Airlines
lhicks@canadiannorth.com
Tel: (867) 669-4000 – or –
(403) 503-2310
Fax: (867) 669-4040 – or –
(403) 250-2019