June 4, 2006 - New Canadian North Fokker F-100 Passenger Jet Takes Flight

New Canadian North Fokker F-100 Passenger Jet Takes Flight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                               June 4, 2006

YELLOWKNIFE... Canadian North’s new Fokker F-100 passenger jet took flight today as the Yellowknife based airline’s newest fleet addition, departed Calgary’s International Airport bound for Yellowknife, Hay River and Edmonton, on its inaugural flight.

Canadian North’s acquisition of the fuel-efficient 105-seat aircraft marks the airline’s ongoing growth and development as Canada’s largest northern owned and operated all-jet airline linking the major communities of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut with southern Canada.

Tom Ruth, President of Canadian North in announcing the aircraft said, “This new aircraft represents a significant investment in our fleet expansion by adding additional capacity and flexibility while increasing our overall operating efficiency.” He continued saying, “the F-100 all passenger aircraft compliments our existing 737 passenger and cargo fleet, allowing greater flexibility in responding to our passenger and cargo customers throughout the north. It will also allow Canadian North to enhance its growing charter operations which are making a significant contribution to our revenue base.”

The F-100 features a spacious cabin, very comfortable seating and is well suited for Canadian North’s award-winning Aurora Class service. Kelly Kaylo, Vice President, Marketing & Sales for Canadian North, is excited about the market opportunities the new aircraft provides. “Not only will we be better able to serve the growing needs of the northern market and in particular, projects like the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline,” she said, “but we will also be able to attract new customers by pioneering new routes and services as northern markets develop.”

The new F-100 aircraft is very special in another way. Its registration mark, C-GPNL, includes the initials of Pat Napachee Lyall who passed away October 24, 2005. Carmen Loberg, President of the NorTerra Group, Canadian North’s parent company explained; “ Pat was Chairman, Vice Chairman and Director of the NorTerra Group from 1985 to 2003. He was instrumental in guiding Canadian North in a positive and progressive direction during that period. Pat’s vision was to provide the transportation infrastructure necessary to link northern and southern business throughout Canada. The inclusion of his initials in the new aircraft’s registration mark recognizes and honors his contribution both to Canadian North and all northerners.”

The Canadian North fleet currently includes five Boeing 737-200C combination passenger/cargo aircraft, one Boeing 737-200 all passenger aircraft and one Fokker F-28 jet that will be phased out once the new F-100 aircraft is fully integrated into the fleet.

Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic and by Nunasi Corporation representing the Inuit of Nunavut.

For further information contact:

Kelly Kaylo
Vice President Marketing & Sales
Canadian North
Suite 300
5201 - 50th Avenue
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 3S9
Tel: (867) 669-4007
Fax: (867) 669-404