People wishing to travel to Toronto from Yellowknife or Whitehorse (or vice versa) will soon be able to do so via direct flight for the very first time.
Air North, Yukon’s airline, announced Thursday that it will officially add Toronto to its route network, with service to begin in May 2022 and operate for the season until the end of September.
We have news that is bigger than CN Tower! From May 2022, we connect Whitehorse and Yellowknife with Toronto with seasonal service twice a week. Learn more at https://t.co/zkYrXJOBVf! pic.twitter.com/KDL5NzWFLt
– Air North (@flyairnorth) November 25, 2021
“The launch of this service marks a historic milestone for Toronto Pearson and Air North,” said Craig Bradbrook, COO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, in a statement.
“Aviation drives economies and strengthens ties by connecting companies and people, and we look forward to the mutual benefits that this route will bring, both for the Yukon and the Northwest Territories and for Ontario.”
Service between the two northern cities and Toronto will operate twice a week, and tickets can already be purchased.
“As we look toward economic recovery in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories over the coming years, it has become clear to us that another connection to central Canada will be crucial,” said Joe Sparling, Air North’s President and CEO. , in an announcement.
“Having a direct flight to Canada’s economic center will kickstart opportunities for both territories.”
Although this is the first time Air North will offer direct service to Toronto, the airline began operating seasonally to Ottawa in 2014 and has flown several charter flights to Toronto.