April 4, 2011 Canadian North's Response to Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 Incident

Canadian North’s response to recent Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 incident

Calgary                                                                                                                                                    April 4, 2011

In response to the recent news in the United States regarding the Southwest Boeing 737-300 aircraft, Canadian North reports that it is in compliance with Boeing’s maintenance program and is awaiting recommendations forthcoming from Boeing.

Canadian North has completed a preliminary inspection of its 737-300 aircraft with no findings.

“We expect to receive further information and instruction from Boeing within the next 24 hours,” states Steve Hankirk, Canadian North’s VP of Operations, “and will fully comply with their recommendations.”

About Canadian North

Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served the North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. They fly to Northwest Territories and Nunavut through their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as from other major southern Canadian cities through their partnership with Air Canada. Canadian North also offers 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
Manager, Marketing
Canadian North Airlines

Tel: (867) 669-4000 – or –
(403) 503-2310
Fax: (867) 669-4040 – or –
(403) 250-2019