January 29, 2016 1:19 pm

New airline to make direct connection between Nova Scotia, Iqaluit

A Nolinor Aviation airplane is pictured here.

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A new airline will soon be touching down on tarmacs in Halifax and Ottawa, coming all the way from Nunavut.

FlySarvaq has announced its first flight will depart Iqaluit on May 6 and bring a direct Northern travel option to Ontario and the Maritimes.

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“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.

FlySarvaq’s flights will be operated by Nolinor Aviation, which currently operates in the north.

The flights will open many travel doors, like being able to travel from Arctic Bay to Ottawa in just one day.

FlySarvaq hopes the new airline will expand economic and development opportunities between the North and Ottawa, and bring new opportunities to the relationship between Nova Scotia and the North.

“This opportunity strengthens the bridge between our two regions, and we are excited to share the news with businesses across our province,” said Laurel Broten with Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Currently, to fly from Halifax to Iqaluit, travelers have to fly on different connecting airlines, sometimes making more than one stop during their journey.

There are some direct options available between Ottawa and Iqaluit, but flights with stop-overs is more common.

Tickets are expected to go on sale on March 1. There are no prices listed on FlySarvaq’s website.

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