Air Inuit offering cheaper travel south for Inuit beneficiaries
To mark airline’s 45th anniversary it’s offering 4 discounted tickets per person
Updated on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 at 3:50 p.m.
Air Inuit says it will provide all Inuit beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement who are travelling south access to four discounted tickets on its scheduled flights.
The price of the first three tickets is capped at $500 while the fourth ticket can be purchased at a 70 per cent discount, the airline announced in a news release.
The offer is being made available through a partnership between Makivvik Corp. and the Quebec government, according to the Air Inuit website.
The tickets can be used only to travel directly to and from Nunavik and Montreal or Quebec City, but not between communities. The price cap is valid for both Air Inuit and Canadian North flights.
Through the partnership, Air Inuit is also offering a 70 per cent discount on cargo rates for shipment of an all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile or outboard motor. However, this offer is only applicable on a shipment coming from the La Grande hub or another Nunavik community.
Air Inuit said it is offering the tickets as a way to help mark its 45th year of operations.
According to its website, the tickets are not transferable.
Correction: This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify the partnership involving Makivvik Corp., and the Quebec government that led to the discounts being offered.