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First Air and Canadian North Announce New Unified Passenger and Cargo Schedule

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Strange, Transport is looking closer at the possible purchase of Air Transat by Air Canada yet at the same time, I wonder what this will or has done to the fares/ cargo rates

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First Air and Canadian North Announce New Unified Passenger and Cargo Schedule, Effective November 1, 2019

Provided by Canadian North

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 30, 2019 – Canadian North and First Air are pleased to announce that their new, unified passenger and cargo schedule is now available for booking and will take effect on Friday, November 1, 2019. Together, they will provide safe, friendly and reliable service to 24 northern communities, from their southern gateways of Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton, with seamless interline connections to destinations throughout Canada, the United States and beyond.

A link to this schedule can be found on the Canadian North and First Air websites:

LINK to an interactive unified schedule

Because Canadian North and First Air continue to operate separate reservations systems, all of the flights shown within this unified schedule can be booked via either airline, using their existing reservations channels:

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43 minutes ago, internet said:

Looking at the schedule beyond Nov 1 - appears Winnipeg is being dropped entirely from the network?

I checked the Canadian North version and found the following

Choose departing flight

From Yellowknife To Winnipeg

Prices are per person, and include all taxes, fees and charges.

 
Flight Information
Flight Details table
Flight Operated by Departs Arrives Duration Price/Person
5T 245WS 304 Connecting Filght

Canadian North

West Jet

Yellowknife11 Dec | 17:25 Winnipeg11 Dec | 23:16

4h 51m

From $ 722.66 Incl taxes & fees 2 seat(s) left
at this price
 
5T 239AC 8514 Connecting Filght

SUMMIT AIR

/AIR CANADA EXPRESS - JAZZ

Yellowknife11 Dec | 21:30 Winnipeg12 Dec | 13:09Next Day Indicator

14h 39m

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Presently First Air operates two flights a day (one on Sat) each to Churchill and Rankin.  Those appear to be gone eff. Nov1.  Wonder if they are going to CALM Air?

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12 minutes ago, internet said:

Presently First Air operates two flights a day (one on Sat) each to Churchill and Rankin.  Those appear to be gone eff. Nov1.  Wonder if they are going to CALM Air?

Appears to be problems with the integrated schedule, from the First Air site I found the following https://booking.firstair.ca/dx/7FDX/#/flight-selection?journeyType=round-trip&ADT=1&CHD=0&INF=0&origin=YWG&destination=YRT&date=12-11-2019&origin1=YRT&destination1=YWG&date1=12-14-2019&promoCode=&execution=e1s1

Wed, Dec 112 results
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Economy
Time
Duration
Prices are in CAD and lowest ONE WAY (per passenger).
11 Dec 16:00
YWG
11 Dec 18:30
YRT
2 hrs 30 mins
Non-stop
First Air
7F 132
Boeing 737
 
Operated by First Air
See Economy cabin offers. Prices:
From
1,101.45 CAD
Details
11 Dec 07:30
YWG
11 Dec 11:10
YRT
3 hrs 40 mins
1 Stop
(YYQ)
First Air
7F 130
Boeing 737
 
Operated by First Air
See Economy cabin offers. Prices:
From
1,101.45 CAD
Details

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20 hours ago, Marshall said:

Strange, Transport is looking closer at the possible purchase of Air Transat by Air Canada yet at the same time, I wonder what this will or has done to the fares/ cargo rates

Canadian Airline and Industry News

First Air and Canadian North Announce New Unified Passenger and Cargo Schedule, Effective November 1, 2019

Provided by Canadian North

canadiannorth.jpg?w=1024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 30, 2019 – Canadian North and First Air are pleased to announce that their new, unified passenger and cargo schedule is now available for booking and will take effect on Friday, November 1, 2019. Together, they will provide safe, friendly and reliable service to 24 northern communities, from their southern gateways of Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton, with seamless interline connections to destinations throughout Canada, the United States and beyond.

A link to this schedule can be found on the Canadian North and First Air websites:

LINK to an interactive unified schedule

Because Canadian North and First Air continue to operate separate reservations systems, all of the flights shown within this unified schedule can be booked via either airline, using their existing reservations channels:

The competition board already took a long hard look at this and issued the approval. The profits, or lack there of,  at the companies look nothing like the $1.17 billion profit Air Canada delivered in 2018. Both airlines have historically struggled running similar schedules using similar equipment because there are very few options out there that can do the job (environment, performance and payloads). 

 

It might actually save the # 1 customer, the Government of Nunavut,  some money as they won't be providing essentially life support for two airlines via higher prices.

 

IMHO

 

 

 

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