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Air Canada introduces direct flights between Yellowknife and Vancouver

People traveling in and out of the capitol will have a new flight plan to consider this fall.

Air Canada is set to offer twice daily flights between Yellowknife and Vancouver starting this September. In a joint released statement, Air Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories stated an increased demand from the tourism industry as the reason for implementing the new flight plan, particularly from the Asian-tourism market.

"When it comes to growing the Northwest Territories’ tourism industry, accessibility is key. Direct and non-stop flights between Yellowknife and Vancouver let us better cater to the growing number of travelers from Asia," stated Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

Air Canada has previously offered direct flights to Vancouver between December 2017 and April 2018, however due to the increased demand, Air Canada has stated that the flight plan will be offered year-round with a second daily flight occurring during the winter months.