September 7, 2023 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories — Canadian North, the Arctic’s leading airline, today unveiled the resumption of its scheduled flight services to the Northwest Territories. Canadian North’s routes to Yellowknife will resume full passenger and cargo operations as of September 10, 2023, following the lifting of the evacuation order for those affected by the wildfires. Seats are available now for purchase at CanadianNorth.com.
As we participate in the crucial work with the Government of the Northwest Territories and other levels of government in the chartering of recovery flights to bring residents home, we remain steadfast in our commitment to offer safe, adaptable, and reliable travel options for our communities. Special accommodations have been made to remain flexible with boarding requirements, including identification and pet travel, continuing through the end of September.
“Navigating the challenges of the wildfires has been a community effort, and as we resume our scheduled services, our primary focus remains on the safety and well-being of our residents,” said Aaron Speer, Canadian North’s VP of Flight Operations. “We recognize that pets are an integral part of many families, so we’re taking steps to ensure they’re included in the return process as well.”
Our thoughts continue to be with everyone impacted by the recent wildfires in the Northwest Territories.
- Air cargo in Yellowknife will return to scheduled service as of September 10, 2023.
- Managing a significant portion of its operations through Yellowknife, Canadian North undertook the considerable task of actively rerouting and rescheduling flights during the evacuation period to ensure minimal disruptions.