Canadian North First Air merger Print

Canadian North 737-200The Canadian federal government has given the OK for a merger between two of the larger airlines in the eastern arctic.  First Air is owned by the Makivik Corporation, which represents Inuit in the Nunavik region.  Canadian North is owned by the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation in the western arctic.  The merger plan is controversial.  First Air and Canadian North are the only airlines serving many communities in Nunavut, and some are concerned the merger will reduce service and raise fares.  However the government put a number of conditions on the merger. And Makivik and IRC contend it will provide better, more efficient service over time.   Read more about the merger here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:21