Iqaluit cargo facility at capacity, says Canadian North
Airline says for communities north of Iqaluit, only medical supplies will be stored and shipped from that facility for now
Canadian North’s cargo facility in Iqaluit is at capacity, the company announced Thursday.
As a result, for remote and northern communities, the airline is only accepting essential medical supplies at the Iqaluit facility as a temporary measure. Normally, it’s used to store and ship all types of cargo to communities north of the city.
All types of cargo designated for Iqaluit itself will still be accepted at the Iqaluit facility.
Wildfires in the Northwest Territories have affected Canadian North’s facility in Iqaluit by disrupting crew scheduling, travel routes and cargo operations. The fires have also made it difficult to re-route supplies north of Iqaluit through different cargo facilities.
Canadian North said the restriction on its Iqaluit hub remains in effect until further notice.