Yukon-based airline Air North and First Air announced Wednesday that they’ve signed a codeshare agreement on select flights operated by Air North.
The two airlines will start the codeshare cooperation on the Ottawa – Yellowknife –Whitehorse route, which is currently operated twice weekly year-round.
The first codeshare flight is scheduled to depart Whitehorse on May 15 with plans to add additional routes in future.
“This arrangement will go a long way towards making this very popular route sustainable on a year-round basis,” said Joe Sparling, president of Air North.
Codesharing is a standard practice within the airline industry whereby airlines combine flights to reduce operating costs without merging.
While sharing aircraft, the airlines will remain independent – setting prices and selling tickets separately.
First Air already has similar agreements in place with Air Greenland, Canadian North and Calm Air.