Air Canada will launch new flights to Iqaluit in Nunavut territory from Ottawa next spring.
Daily, non-stop flights will begin to the territory’s capital on March 28th, with a same-plane service operating from Montreal.
The introduction of the route will link Canada’s eastern Arctic region with Air Canada’s global route network, which spreads to 170 destinations on five separate continents.
Marcel Forget, Air Canada’s vice president, who is responsible for the carrier’s route planning, said that the airline is "strategically expanding" its domestic services, which will allow passengers more destinations and choice.
"We expect our new service to be popular with both government and business travellers, as well as leisure travellers looking to experience the striking and remarkable landscape of Canada’s arctic," he commented.
The route will be operated by Air Canada Jazz using a Bombardier CRJ 705 aircraft, which has a capacity of 75 passengers.
Air Canada will introduce new flights to Athens and Barcelona from the Canadian city next June, while a further route to Athens will commence from Toronto.