March 2, 2017 - Canadian North passengers approved to use portable electronic devices during additional phases of 737 flights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 2, 2017 Canadian North is pleased to announce that effective immediately, passengers travelling aboard its Boeing 737 aircraft are now permitted to use portable electronic devices (PEDs) during additional flight phases, including taxiing out, take off, climb, approach and landing, provided that these devices are set to non-transmitting “flight” mode. Passengers are also now permitted to use cell phones while the aircraft taxis in after landing.

The approval, granted by Transport Canada following an extensive review process, includes a wide array of devices such as cellular telephones, tablets, e-readers, MP3 players and handheld gaming systems. The new regulation applies to all Canadian North scheduled and chartered flights operated with Boeing 737-200 and 300 series aircraft.

“At Canadian North, we take great pride in continually enhancing the flying experience at every customer touch point, always with an unyielding commitment to safety,” said Peter McCart, Canadian North’s Senior Vice-President, Scheduled Services. “Our passengers have told us how important it is to be able to use their personal electronic devices both for work and for entertainment, so we’re pleased to now provide them additional freedom to do so while onboard our Boeing 737 aircraft.”

In addition to its warm northern hospitality and outstanding inflight amenities, Canadian North is pleased to rewards its customers with both Aurora Rewards points and Aeroplan, and recognize its most frequent fliers with exclusive Aurora Concierge privileges.

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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, with scheduled flights to 17 destinations in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, via the southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa. Canadian North is also the premier provider of air charter services for large resource sector clients requiring dependable, efficient and economical fly-in/fly-out charter services, as well as charter flights across North America for sports teams, cruise lines and large groups. Canadian North is a subsidiary of the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.

For more information please contact:
Kelly Lewis Canadian North Inc.
200, 580 Palmer Road NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7R3
Telephone: 1.403.648.6101