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First Air and Yukon’s Air North announce codeshare agreement

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.

Read: First Air And Canadian North Sign Codeshare Agreement

Read: Air North To Add Another Flight Between Yellowknife And Ottawa

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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.

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