2017 is oﬀ to a great start for First Air. I am happy to report that our fleet modernization program has provided us the flexibility we were looking for to strengthen our service options to northern communities.
With the addition of our ATR 42-500s, starting in May, we will commence daily service from Edmonton to Yellowknife and onwards to Norman Wells and Inuvik. This daily scheduled service will oﬀer a stronger connection to NWT’s northernmost communities, allowing us to have better access and representation in the northwestern Arctic.
As spring begins, rejuvenation, rebirth and new opportunities abound. I’m excited to announce that in late April we are once again partnering with our friends at the NHL and Scotiabank to take the Stanley Cup on an Arctic journey, helping Project North deliver hockey equipment to Northern communities. This year we will bring the tour to Iqaluit, Cape Dorset, Kugaaruk, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Resolute Bay, Hall Beach and Qikiqtarjuaq. Be sure to check our website firstair.ca for all the details and to follow the journey along on our social media portals. We hope to see you along our tour!
To travel and live in the North remains a unique and wonderful experience that we are happy to be a part of on a daily basis. We remain committed to bringing you a first rate travel experience as we have for over 70 years.
First Air President & CEO