Canadian North lifts cargo restrictions at its Iqaluit facility

Wildfires in N.W.T. forced airline to limit shipments to Qikiqtaaluk communities north of Nunavut capital

Canadian North has lifted the cargo limitations it had placed for Qikiqtaaluk region communities north of Iqaluit. (File photo)

By David Lochead

Canadian North has lifted its restriction on accepting cargo for Nunavut’s Qikiqtaaluk region, also known as the Baffin region.

Company spokesperson Annie Thomlinson gave the update to Nunatsiaq News on Tuesday.

The airline announced Aug. 25 its cargo facility in Iqaluit was at capacity.

With Iqaluit being the cargo facility hub for shipments bound for Qikiqtaaluk region, Canadian North said at the time that the only cargo it would accept for communities north of Iqaluit was essential medical supplies.

Wildfires in the Northwest Territories impacted the facility by disrupting crew scheduling, travel routes and cargo operations, the company said.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Hunter on

    What do they expect when they go from 2 airlines and 2 cargo facilities down to 1 airline with one cargo facility all the while the population continues to grow.

    There is are less flights going into the communities, which means fewer seats, which means less space for cargo so the airline jacks up the prices to what they want because there is no competition.

  2. Posted by Sukaituq on

    It’s about … time! Get another airline in Nunavut for crying out loud!


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