Canadian North / First Air Network Changes from late-July 2015

Canadian Northern carriers Canadian North and First Air starting 27JUL15 will begin network realignment, coinciding with the launch of codeshare partnership. Planned network changes as follow.

Key trunk routes adjustment:
Yellowknife – Cambridge Bay YCB
*Canadian North nonstop operation changes from 3 weekly outbound, 4 weekly inbound to 8 weekly outbound, 7 weekly inbound
*First Air nonstop operation changes from 3 weekly

Iqaluit – Rankin Inlet – Yellowknife Combined Service reduces from 5 to 3 weekly (Canadian North reduce from 2 to 1 weekly, First Air reduce from 3 to 2), with operational day changes
7F956/5T956 YFB1715 – 1820YRT1850 – 1950YZF AR8 27
5T439/7F439 YFB1720 – 1817YRT1850 – 1943YZF 73M 4

7F955/5T955 YZF1000 – 1255YRT1330 – 1631YFB AR8 27
5T438/7F438 YZF1020 – 1305YRT1340 – 1630YFB 73M 4

Ottawa – Iqaluit Canadian North will move Ottawa departure from morning to noon, Iqaluit departure moves from early-afternoon to late-afternoon
7F860/5T860 YOW0915 – 1225YFB 73Q D
5T436/7F436 YOW1245 – 1555YFB 73M D

7F861/5T861 YFB1345 – 1650YOW 73Q D
5T437/7F437 YFB1710 – 2015YOW 73M D

Yellowknife – Edmonton Canadian North (5T/7F4xx) Service reduce from 12 to 11 weekly, First Air (7F/5T9xx) service increase from 9 to 10 weekly

Adjustments from Yellowknife:
Yellowknife – Cambridge Bay YCB – Taloyoak YYH – Gjoa Haven YHK – Yellowknife Canadian North Service operates on Day 26 with Dash8. Day 2 flight no longer operates Taloyoak – Kugaaruk YBB – Gjoa Haven sector (Kugaaruk sector reduced by 1 weekly flight)

Yellowknife – Kugluktuk YCO – Cambridge Bay YCB Canadian North 4-5 weekly 737COMBI service will be replaced by: 1 weekly from Yellowknife operated by First Air ATR42 and 1 weekly from Cambridge Bay by Canadian North 737COMBI

Yellowknife – Norman Wells YVQ – Inuvik YEV
*Canadian North service reduce from 7 to 5 weekly (Day x15). Day 15 codeshares with First Air
*First Air service remains unchanged at 4 weekly

Yellowknife – Inuvik YEV Canadian North to operate 2 weekly NONSTOP flight
5T444 YZF1030 – 1218YEV 733 15
5T445 YEV1305 – 1455YZF 733 15

Adjustments from Iqaluit:
Hall Beach YUX – Cape Dorset YTE Due to routing adjustment, Canadian North will no longer operate this 2 weekly flights. This sector is currently part of triangle service to/from Iqaluit

Iqaluit – Cape Dorset Canadian North 1 daily service remains unchanged, however Day 6 service will operate as Iqaluit – Cape Dorset – Igloolik YGT – Iqaluit
5T621 YFB1415 – 1530YTE1610 – 1800YGT1835 – 2043YFB DH8 6

** First Air will offer 5 weekly Iqaluit – Cape Dorset – Coral Harbour service
7F808 YFB0700 – 0810YTE0840 – 0837YZS ATR 5
7F808 YFB1330 – 1440YTE1505 – 1502YZS ATR 24

7F809 YZS0925 – 1121YTE1145 – 1250YFB ATR 5
7F809 YZS1545 – 1741YTE1805 – 1910YFB ATR 24

** First Air 6 weekly service on Iqaluit – Clyde River YCY – Pond Inlet YIO, will become:
3 weekly Iqaluit – Clyde River – Pond Inlet
7F820/5T820 YFB1315 – 1515YCY1545 – 1655YIO ATR 247
7F821/5T821 YIO1725 – 1835YCY1900 – 2055YFB ATR 247

3 weekly Iqaluit – Pond Inlet
7F800/5T800 YFB0715 – 0955YIO ATR 15
7F800/5T800 YFB1445 – 1725YIO ATR 3

7F801/5T801 YIO1025 – 1305YFB ATR 15
7F801/5T801 YIO1755 – 2035YFB ATR 3

3 weekly Iqaluit – Clyde River
7F810 YFB0745 – 0945YCY ATR 3
7F810 YFB1445 – 1645YCY ATR 15

7F811 YCY1015 – 1210YFB ATR 3
7F811 YCY1715 – 1910YFB ATR 15

**Canadian North no longer operates service to Pond Inlet, which includes Iqaluit – Hall Beach – Igloolik – Pond Inlet routing (currently 4 weekly, inbound 3 weekly) and Iqaluit – Igloolik – Pond Inlet (currently 2 weekly, inbound 3 weekly). They will be revised to:

Iqaluit – Hall Beach YUX – Igloolik YGT – Iqaluit 3 weekly
5T610/7F610 YFB1415 – 1620YUX1655 – 1721YGT1750 – 1958YFB DH8 247

Iqaluit – Igloolik – Hall Beach – Iqaluit 3 weekly
5T611/7F611 YFB0730 – 0940YGT1010 – 1036YUX1105 – 1305YFB DH8 135

** Iqaluit – Igloolik First Air operation on Sundays will operate in the afternoon hours, instead of morning:
7F802 YFB1400 – 1610YGT ATR 7
7F803 YGT1640 – 1845YFB ATR 7

** Canadian North no longer operates operates following:
Iqaluit – Pangnirtung YXP – Clyde River YCY 3 weekly
Iqaluit – Pangnirtung YXP – Qikitarjuaq YVM 3 weekly

First Air will continue to operate these destinations, however Qikitarjuaq combined frequencies will be reduced from 8 weekly to 6 weekly, Pangnirtung reduced from 14 to 11 weekly. Clyde River will also be reduced from 9 to 6 weekly (see above)

** Iqaluit – Pagnirtung YXP – Qikitarjuaq YVM First Air service increases from 5 to 6 weekly, new Sundays service operating as Iqaluit – Pagnirtung – Qikitarjuaq – Iqaluit
** Iqaluit – Pagnirtung YXP First Air terminator service increases from 3 to 5 weekly (Overall to Pagnirtung increases from 8 to 11 weekly)

From 27JUL15, Canadian North and First Air begins codeshare partnership on following routes:
Canadian North operated by First Air
Iqaluit – Clyde River
Iqaluit – Clyde River – Pond Inlet
Iqaluit – Ottawa
Iqaluit – Pagnirtung – Qikitarjuaq
Iqaluit – Pagnirtung – Qikitarjuaq – Iqaluit
Iqaluit – Pond Inlet
Iqaluit – Rankin Inlet – Yellowknife
Yellowknife – Edmonton
Yellowknife – Norman Wells – Inuvik

First Air operated by Canadian North
Iqaluit – Ottawa
Yellowknife – Edmonton


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