MONTREAL, June 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Cambridge Bay, Nunavut -
Kitikmeot Air Ltd. is pleased to announce the conclusion of a long term
contract that will see Nolinor Aviation, of Montreal provide aircraft
for charters from their bases in Cambridge Bay, NU and Yellowknife, NT.
Nolinor Aviation has based two of their Convair 580 airplanes in the
north, to be followed by a Boeing 737 later this year. No stranger to
the North, Nolinor has been operating chartered flights into and around
Northern Canada for more than 20 years.
" We're very excited to be working with our new partners." commented
Bill Lyall, President of Kitikmeot Air. " They've been working up here
for a while now, and our companies can both trace their roots to the
bush pilots that contributed to the growth of this region many years
The Convair 580 is a robust airplane that can get in and out of the
short runways of the North, needing just three thousand, five hundred
feet to land and take off and can carry up to 49 passengers comfortably
to their destinations, with lots of room for baggage in the cargo
holds. The airplane can be operated with various configurations of
passengers and cargo, as a freighter, and also as a tanker, delivering
bulk fuel products to remote locations.
"We've been looking to become more active in the western arctic for a
while now," commented Nolinor Aviation President, Jacques Prud'homme, "
we just needed to wait for the right partner to come along. We're very
happy to be working with Mr. Lyall, and the Laserich Family."
With additional airplanes based in Northern Canada, Kitikmeot Air will
now be able to offer charter flights for up to 49 passengers, and hopes
to increase their presence in Northern Canada.
Image with caption: "A Nolinor Aviation Convair 580 airplane. (CNW Group/Kitikmeot Air)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130612_C7654_PHOTO_EN_27962.jpg
SOURCE: Kitikmeot Air
For further information:
Director, Charter Operations
Kitikmeot Air / Nolinor Aviation