Pan Arctic Airlines First Air and Canadian North to Merge

By Anna Breuer on 30 September 2018
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DSC_0505The two companies operating Pan Arctic airlines First Air and Canadian North announced plans to merge the two carriers.

The goal, the companies said in a statement, is “to provide the best possible air services across the Arctic.”

The combined entity, which is wholly Inuit owned, will operate as Canadian North and its aircraft will sport the First Air livery, including its Innshuk logo. Canadian North will have its headquarters in Ottawa.

The airline said the merger will result in an improved schedule, better connectivity, new route opportunities, and the elimination of duplicate routes operated by the two carriers that were underutilized.  It promises to maintain existing service without eliminating service to Northern communities.

The two companies, Inuvialuit Corporate Group and Makivik said they expect the transaction to close by the end of 2018.

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