Canadian North, the Arctic’s leading airline, today unveiled its strategic plans to expand to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Greenland. This move marks a momentous milestone as its first-ever international flight, embarking on a new chapter of Arctic connectivity. Launching in 2024, the new seasonal route will operate from Ottawa to Nuuk, Greenland, with a connection in Iqaluit, from June to October. Subscribe to know when seats are available for purchase beginning in the new year at flythearctic.ca/greenland.
This momentous milestone opens unprecedented opportunities for travellers seeking the allure of Greenland’s natural wonders and cultural riches. The journey begins in Nuuk, the heart of Greenland, nestled amidst majestic fjords and mountains. Nuuk serves as a gateway to Greenland’s breathtaking landscapes and unique experiences. Whether it’s whale watching in serene waters, hiking through untouched terrain, or sailing under the gentle glow of the midnight sun, Greenland offers a wealth of experiences awaiting exploration. This new route invites travellers to immerse in Greenland’s rich cultural tapestry, making every visit a memorable journey through the Arctic’s pristine beauty and cherished traditions.
New seasonal route details launching in 2024 to Greenland:
Flights from Ottawa and Nuuk have a connection in Iqaluit. Explore alternative routes within our network for your journey to Greenland, such as Kuujjuaq to Nuuk, Greenland with a connection in Iqaluit.
Born from a shared vision to enhance Arctic connectivity, Canadian North and Air Greenland have forged a significant partnership through an interline agreement. This alliance facilitates seamless travel between Canada, Nunavut, and Greenland, allowing passengers to book a single ticket, embodying the cooperative spirit of the 2020 agreement between our regions. It aims to bolster regional cooperation, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic engagement. The synergy between Canadian North and Air Greenland unlocks new possibilities for continued collaboration and growth in the Arctic region.
This expansion not only amplifies the tourism potential but also reinforces Canadian North’s commitment to connecting communities and enhancing mobility within this captivating region. The new route to Greenland embodies Canadian North’s dedication to fostering connectivity and cultural exchange, creating more opportunities for discovery and interaction across the Arctic. Subscribe to know when seats are available for purchase beginning in the new year at flythearctic.ca/greenland.
“The launch of this new seasonal route is a direct result of the collaborative agreement forged in 2020, enhancing connections between Canada, Nunavut, and Greenland. We are immensely grateful to Air Greenland for their partnership,” said Johnny Adams, Canadian North’s Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. “This initiative reflects our shared vision for fostering a rich cultural exchange among Canada, Nunavut, and Greenland, and we look forward to welcoming travellers to partake in this exchange, enriching their lives with the diverse and unique traditions of these captivating regions.”
“For the first time ever, Canadian North is expanding internationally to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Greenland. With seats going on sale in the new year, we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome travellers on this new adventure,” said Shelly De Caria, Canadian North’s Interim President & CEO. “They can explore the endless beauty and rich cultural heritage across these captivating regions. We are committed to making the Arctic more accessible, inviting all to discover the unique wonders it holds.”
“We recognize a strong desire for enhanced cooperation between Nunavut and Greenland. To foster ongoing dialogue, it’s a natural step to establish a route to our neighbours in Canada,” said Jacob Nitter Sørensen, Air Greenland’s CEO. “We believe this will lay a stronger foundation to bolster the many existing business, political, and cultural ties.”
- Canadian North is launching its first-ever international flight launching in 2024. The new seasonal route will operate from June to October.
- The route will operate from Ottawa (YOW), with a connection in Iqaluit (YFB), to Nuuk (GOH), Greenland, and vice versa. Subscribe to know when seats are available for purchase beginning in the new year at flythearctic.ca/greenland.
- Explore alternative routes within our network for your journey to Greenland, such as Kuujjuaq (YVP) to Nuuk, Greenland with a connection in Iqaluit.
- Canadian North and Air Greenland have established a significant partnership through an interline agreement to facilitate seamless travel between Canada, Nunavut, and Greenland.
- This strategic expansion aims to bolster regional cooperation, promote cultural understanding, stimulate economic engagements, and provide unparalleled opportunities for travellers to explore the Arctic’s pristine beauty and cherished traditions.
- Air Greenland launches a route to Iqaluit
- Canadian North and Air Greenland Announce Letter of Intent (2020)
- Executive Chairman on Opportunities for Canada-Greenland Connectivity at Greenland Conference 2020
- Travel Nunavut
- Visit Greenland
- Ottawa Tourism
About Canadian North
Canadian North is a 100% Inuit-owned airline that connects people and delivers essential goods throughout Canada’s North – safely, reliably and always with friendly and caring customer service. Canadian North Airlines services 25 communities within the Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Nunavut, along with Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and now extending its service to Nuuk, Greenland through an interline partnership with Air Greenland – with a versatile fleet of Boeing 737, ATR 42 and ATR 72 Freighter aircraft. Canadian North is also the premier charter services provider for large resource sector clients requiring dependable, efficient and economical fly-in/fly-out air service and it operates flights across North America and beyond for sports teams, cruise lines, tour operators and many others. Canadian North is wholly-owned by Makivik Corporation and Inuvialuit Development Corporation.
Annie Thomlinson, Manager, Communications
The forward-looking statements in this press release represent Canadian North’s expectations as of this date. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially so, undue reliance should not be placed on them. Canadian North disclaims any obligation to update or revise these statements.