New Airline, FlySarvaq, To Link YFB To YOW & YHZ

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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 North.

"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 one day?"

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.

"This opportunity 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 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.

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