Flag Carrier Air Canada (AC) has revealed its plans to launch non-stop flights between Toronto and Yellowknife starting in December. This new service, operating three times a week, will offer convenient travel options for passengers traveling between eastern Canada and the capital of the Northwest Territories.
Moreover, customers can connect smoothly from Yellowknife to other destinations through Air Canada’s interline partner, Canadian North.
Air Canada Toronto to Yellowknife Service
“The captivating allure of the North holds a special charm. Air Canada is delighted to facilitate customers in their journey to Yellowknife and beyond. Especially during the mesmerizing spectacle of the Northern Lights,” expressed Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada.
Galardo stated, “This new route supports tourism in the region and holds significance for business travelers. Further the local economy by directly connecting Yellowknife with Canada’s financial hub.”
“Additionally, our flight schedules are designed to ensure seamless connections through our Toronto global hub to various destinations in eastern Canada, the United States, and winter sun destinations,” added Galardo.
Furthermore, customers departing from Yellowknife can conveniently continue their journey with our interline partner, Canadian North,” added Galardo.
“By introducing this non-stop flight between Yellowknife and Toronto, today’s announcement represents a notable expansion of air travel choices for the Northwest Territories,” commented Caroline Wawzonek, Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Investment for the Northwest Territories.
This new connection brings enhanced tourism prospects and improved access to Canada’s financial hub. We are excited about these flights’ positive effects, as they facilitate the convenient arrival of more travelers, businesses, and professional organizations to our region.
We anticipate the significant benefits this will bring to the Northwest Territories,” commented Caroline.
“Air travel plays a vital role in maintaining connectivity within the North, bridging the gap between the region, southern Canada, and the rest of the world,” expressed Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure for the Northwest Territories.
As we witness the gradual recovery of air travel to pre-pandemic levels, I am delighted that Air Canada is introducing a non-stop flight from Yellowknife to Toronto.
This addition to their schedule opens up new possibilities for both business and leisure travel to and from the Northwest Territories, providing residents and others with expanded options.
“We appreciate Air Canada’s commitment to enhancing air access to the NWT. Further their support of the local tourism industry, businesses, and residents,” expressed Diane Archie.
“We are thrilled to announce that Air Canada will commence non-stop, year-round service. From Toronto to Yellowknife starting in December 2023.
This development brings increased connectivity between eastern Canada and the Northwest Territories. Subsequently benefiting both residents and visitors.
The flight’s timing allows for convenient connections for international travelers to Yellowknife via Toronto. Further, visitors can seamlessly access destinations across the NWT beyond Yellowknife through the interline partnership with Canadian North.
We extend our gratitude to Air Canada for their ongoing efforts to enhance air access to the NWT. Further for their support of the NWT tourism industry, local businesses, and residents,” commented Donna Lee Demarcke, CEO of NWT Tourism.
Toronto to Yellowknife
Commencing on December 1, 2023, the route connecting Toronto and Yellowknife will be serviced. By Airbus A220 aircraft, proudly manufactured in Canada.
The aircraft will offer a seating configuration of 137 seats, accommodating both Business and Economy class passengers. Passengers will have access to onboard Wi-Fi and seatback entertainment systems, boasting extensive content and live TV channels. Further, Every seat will be equipped with these amenities.
Travelers can earn and redeem Aeroplan points, and eligible passengers can enjoy premium services where applicable. Subsequently, these services include priority boarding, priority baggage handling, and access to the Maple Leaf Lounge in Toronto.
Air Canada’s latest offering will enhance its current flight options, including twice-daily service between Yellowknife and Vancouver and daily service between Yellowknife and Edmonton.
Passengers who require onward travel from Yellowknife can benefit from Air Canada’s bilateral interline agreement with Canadian North. This agreement enables travelers to book a single, through-checked ticket, ensuring seamless baggage transfer.
Canadian North’s extensive network includes Cambridge Bay, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Gjoa Haven, Taoloyoak, and Inuvik destinations. Additionally, passengers flying with Canadian North have the opportunity to earn and redeem Aeroplan points.
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