People from Nunavut can soon expect a new air service option
serving Iqaluit with direct flights to YOW and YHZ. FlySarvaq's first flight is scheduled to
depart on May 6, 2016. The service will also bring
a Northern travel option to the Maritimes and Ontario.
The announcement was made
at the 2016 Northern Lights Trade Show to a group of over 200 from Nunavut, Nova Scotia
and Ottawa. The new scheduled service will open
up economic development opportunities between Nunavut
and Nova Scotia as well as improve existing
business relationships between Ottawa and the
"It is our hope that
this service will create significant possibilities for Nunavummiut looking to
travel south, as well as open up more opportunities for people to visit Nunavut," said Adamee Itorcheak, President of
Sarvaq, partner in FlySarvaq. "Imagine being able to arrive from Nunavut and connect with upward of 30 flights going
across the country or even internationally, or to travel to or from Arctic Bay to Ottawa in
All FlySarvaq flights will
be operated by Nolinor Aviation and will offer three classes of
fares available for booking, all with different terms and
conditions. Introductory fares are available for booking and all flights
will be flown by Nolinor's experienced pilots on one of their Boeing 737s.
strengthens the bridge between our two regions, and we are excited to share the
news with businesses across our province," says Laurel
Broten, Nova Scotia Business Inc., President and Chief Executive
Officer. "This direct link allows Nova Scotia
companies to ship goods and deliver services to customers in Nunavut faster and more efficiently."
Flights will be available
for booking online by March 1 on FlySarvaq's
multi-lingual website www.flysarvaq.com
or through the call centre at 1-844-9SARVAQ during business hours.
Airport locations will open soon, in anticipation of the first flight. All
flights will be operated by Nolinor Aviation.