Canadian North Launches New Service to Four Kitikmeot Communities

    YELLOWKNIFE, April 11 /CNW/ - Canadian North announced today that it
would begin service to Kugaaruk, Taloyoak, Kugluktuk, and Gjoa Haven in the
Kitikmeot Region effective June 3, 2007. The new services use a dedicated
Dash 8-100 combined passenger/freight (Combi) prop-jet to link these important
Nunavut communities with Cambridge Bay and Yellowknife, as well as Canadian
North's extensive northern network and southern gateways.
    "In 1998 the Inuit of Nunavut participated in the purchase of Canadian
North with the dream of providing a higher quality of air travel for all
northerners." said Tom Ruth, President of Canadian North. "Our expansion into
these four key Kitikmeot communi-ties is taking that dream one giant step
    The new Kitikmeot schedule includes service to Kugaaruk four days per
week. Taloyoak and Kugluktuk will be served six days a week. Gjoa Haven and
Cambridge Bay will be served on a daily basis. The schedule provides for next
day connections to Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit and Ottawa. The service levels to
each community will be adjusted as demand warrants.
    Kelly Kaylo, Canadian North's Vice President, Marketing & Sales, is
really pleased that passengers on the new service will be able to enjoy
Canadian North's award-winning Aurora Class service and the lowest fares
available in the market, including a special 50 percent off introductory fare.
    "We're proud to introduce our new Dash 8 Combi aircraft because it allows
us to offer the same great in-flight service our customers are accustomed to
receiving on our jet aircraft." She continued saying, "Passengers will benefit
from our everyday low airfare as well as a 50 percent off introductory airfare
for flights on the new routes from June 3-24, 2007 when booked by April 30,
    The flexibility of the Dash 8 Combi aircraft will also ensure the timely
and consistent movement of air cargo throughout the region.
    The new services, and the 50 percent off introductory fare are now
available for booking online at; toll-free at
1-800-661-1505; or through travel agents.

    Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose
parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation
representing the Inuit of Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation
representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.



    On June 3, 2007 Canadian North will begin connecting the Kitikmeot Region
to our extensive northern network and our three southern gateway cities
(Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa), with professional, reliable service and an award
winning in-flight product (Aurora Class). As a northern Inuit owned airline we
are pleased to expand our services to a larger segment of our ownership group.
For more information go to

    For sale starting April 9, 2007, the following communities will be
    connected to our network through Cambridge Bay and Yellowknife:
    -   Kugaaruk service - 4 days/week
    -   Gjoa Haven service - daily
    -   Taloyoak service - 6 days/week
    -   Cambridge Bay service - daily
    -   Kugluktuk service - 6 days/week
    -   Next day connections to Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit and Ottawa

    -   Canadian North introductory airfare is the lowest airfare in these
    -   Along with the everyday low airfares we are offering an introductory
        -  50% off all airfares into the Kitikmeot Region
        -  On sale now until April 30, 2007
        -  For travel June 3 - 24, 2007
    -   Group (8 people or more) and convention rates available
    -   Small business programs
    -   Corporate rates available
    -   10% off for seniors and children

    THE DASH 8
    We will serve the Kitikmeot Region primarily using our quick and
    comfortable Dash 8 combi aircraft. The Dash 8 offers:
    -   Multiple configuration options provide flexible cargo capacity to
        meet your needs with 21 passenger/3,000 lbs cargo being the most
    -   A hot galley that enables Canadian North to provide full Aurora Class
    -   A cabin noise suppression system to keep the cabin nice and quiet
    -   GPS and gravel strip equipped
    -   Flying speed of 320 miles/hour

    -   This means more frequent cargo into all the Kitikmeot Region
    -   Cargo Toll Free - 1-866-663-2223 for pick-up and delivery anywhere in
    -   Canadian North offers three levels of service:
        EXP - Express: includes pick-up and delivery
        GAD - Guaranteed: booked on a specific flight
        GCR - General
    -   Track and Trace is available on-line so customers can track their
        cargo from time of pick-up to its final destination
    -   Canadian North offers joint rates for general cargo in southern

    -   NorTerra Inc. is jointly owned by the Inuvialuit Development
        Corporation (IDC), representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic
        and Nunasi Corporation, representing the Inuit of Nunavut
    -   NorTerra Inc. purchased Canadian North in 1998
    -   Canadian North and its founding companies (PWA, Transair, Nordair,
        Canadian Airlines International) have served the north for over
        80 years
    -   We are involved in northern communities through sponsorship and
        support of special events, sports teams, school activities and
        community festivals
    -   Canadian North creates employment for over three hundred people,
        including Inuit and Inuvialuit beneficiaries

    -   Aurora Concierge program - fly 10 times and receive all the benefits
        of this elite club, visit for more details
    -   Aeroplan - earn and redeem Aeroplan Canadian North flights
    -   AirMiles - earn and redeem AirMiles flights

    -   Canadian North offers on-line booking, web check-in and advanced seat
        selection at
    -   Book travel through our toll free reservation line at 1-800-661-1505
        (Inuktitut available)

    -   When you book Canadian North you will receive our friendly northern
        hospitality we call Aurora Class service including:
        -  Aircraft interiors featuring enhanced legroom and plenty of
           overhead storage
        -  International menu selection
        -  Hot Towel service (on flights over 90 minutes)
        -  Complimentary wine service (on evening flights)
    -   We employ flight attendants who are fluent in the languages of the
        north including Inuvialuktun, Inuktitut and French (Japanese

For further information:

For further information: Kelly Kaylo, Vice President Marketing & Sales,
Canadian North, Suite 300, 5201 - 50th Avenue, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3S9, P
(867) 445-1303, F (867) 669-4040,

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