MONTREAL — Canadians will soon have another option when travelling to the northern edge of the country by this coming December.
Air Canada announced earlier this month it will begin non-stop, year-round service between Toronto and Yellowknife in December.
Currently, the airline flies between Yellowknife and Vancouver twice a day, as well as a daily flight between Yellowknife and Edmonton.
The airline says the Toronto service, which will operate three times per week, will provide “convenient connections between eastern Canada and the capital of the Northwest Territories.”
Mark Galardo, executive vice president of revenue and network planning at Air Canada, said the new route will be valuable to business travellers and the economy.
“As well, flights are timed for easy connections through our Toronto global hub to elsewhere in eastern Canada, the U.S. and to winter sun destinations, while from Yellowknife, customers can travel onward conveniently on our interline partner, Canadian North,” he said.
Meanwhile, Diane Archie, the minister of infrastructure for the Northwest Territories, said growth of current and new markets through Yellowknife makes way for more options for business and leisure travel to and from the area.
“Air transportation plays an important role in keeping the north and its residents connected here at home, as well as with southern Canada and the world,” she said.
“As we continue to see air travel return to pre-pandemic levels, I’m excited that Air Canada is adding a non-stop flight from Yellowknife to Toronto to its schedule.”
Service between Toronto and Yellowknife will begin Dec. 1.