Air North, Yukon’s Airline celebrates hosting its three millionth passenger

Yukoners are celebrating as Air North, Yukon’s Airline hosts its three millionth passenger today. This is an impressive milestone for the northern airline, which prides itself on providing passengers with an experience that is “uniquely Yukon.”

Air North was founded in 1977 by Joseph Sparling and Tom Woods and has grown exponentially over the last 45 years. With a fleet of Boeing 737s and ATR-42 aircrafts, the airline connects travellers between Whitehorse, Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Ottawa, Dawson City, Old Crow and Inuvik. Recently, the airline announced a new direct service to Toronto, which began this summer, connecting the capitals of the Yukon and Ontario and further expanding the airline’s Canadian network. 

Yukoners across the territory are proud to fly with Air North, and with three million passengers and counting, the future is looking bright for Yukon’s renowned airline. 

Congratulations to Air North, Yukon’s Airline on their remarkable achievement of hosting three million passengers. It is great to see Yukon’s airline continue to succeed and expand, including the recent announcement of direct flights to both Yellowknife and Toronto. These new expanded routes will give more Yukoners the chance to explore their country and other parts of the world while allowing more visitors to be welcomed to the Yukon.

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • Air North currently employs over 400 full and part time workers.

  • 100 per cent of Air North is owned by Yukoners, including the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.


Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications

Andrew Gaule 
Director, Economic Development

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