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Air Canada will begin non-stop, year-round service between Toronto and Yellowknife in December, the airline announced Friday (May 19).
The new, three-times weekly service will provide convenient connections between eastern Canada and the capital of the Northwest Territories.
Customers will also be able to connect onward from Yellowknife on Air Canada's interline partner, Canadian North.
"The North has a magical attraction and Air Canada is pleased to make it easier for customers to visit Yellowknife and beyond, beginning at a time when the Northern Lights are on full display. But apart from supporting tourism to the city and region, this new route will also be valuable to business travellers and the economy, linking Yellowknife directly to Canada's financial capital," said Mark Galardo, executive vice-president, revenue and network planning at Air Canada. "As well, flights are timed for easy connections through our Toronto global hub to elsewhere in eastern Canada, the U.S., and to winter sun destinations, while from Yellowknife customers can travel onward conveniently on our interline partner, Canadian North,"
Service between Toronto and Yellowknife will begin Dec. 1, 2023, operated using Canadian-made Airbus A220 aircraft.
It will be configured with 137 seats in a Business and Economy cabin, with onboard Wi-Fi and seatback entertainment systems featuring hundreds of hours of content and live TV at every seat.
Customers will be able to earn and redeem Aeroplan points and eligible customers will enjoy premium services where available, including priority boarding and baggage handling, and Maple Leaf Lounge access in Toronto.
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The new service will complement Air Canada's existing twice daily service between Yellowknife and Vancouver and daily service between Yellowknife and Edmonton.
Air Canada's bilateral interline agreement with Canadian North allows travel on a single, through-checked ticket that includes baggage transfer.
Destinations available via Canadian North include Cambridge Bay, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Gjoa Haven, Taoloyoak and Inuvik.
Customers travelling on Canadian North can also earn and redeem Aeroplan points.
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