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Canadian North reconnects Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq after 2-year break – Nunatsiaq News

Direct flights between the hubs of Nunavut and Nunavik ‘a return to normalcy,’ airline VP says

Two women crowd near a phone before they board a plane at Iqaluit’s airport.

The woman holding the phone says she’ll see the person on the other end of the video call soon. It’s April 14, and the pair are about to board the first direct flight between Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq in approximately two years.

A Nunatsiaq News reporter was also among the first 10 passengers to take the trip.

Canadian North announced in mid-March plans to resume its direct flights between the two communities.

The airline is using a Boeing 737-400 for the route, which can take 156 passengers, according its website. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the plane starts in Iqaluit, stops in Kuujjuaq, then travels to Montreal.

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