Air North – Yellowknife Updates

Yellowknife Evacuation Disruptions – 17 August, 2023

Air North, Yukon’s Airline remains actively engaged in the current evacuation order in place for Yellowknife and the surrounding areas. Due to the order and operational demands, we will be forced to temporarily suspend our regular scheduled flights to and from Yellowknife until Tuesday, 22 August. This suspension of services may be extended if the emergency persists and public orders remain in place.

Air North will continue to work with the Government of Canada, Government of Northwest Territories and local officials during this fluid situation to ensure our passengers stay informed of any developments along this route. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

Passengers travelling between Whitehorse and Toronto or Ottawa will be re-accommodated on the following flights:

18 August: Toronto to Whitehorse

Flight #DepartureArrival
4N2834Toronto – 10:45 amEdmonton – 1:05 pm
4N2834Edmonton – 1:50 pmWhitehorse – 3:15 pm

19 August: Whitehorse to Ottawa

Flight #DepartureArrival
4N2841Whitehorse – 12:35 pmOttawa – 9:15 pm

20 August: Ottawa to Whitehorse

Flight #DepartureArrival
4N2832Ottawa – 10:35 amEdmonton – 1:05 pm
4N2832Edmonton – 1:50 pmWhitehorse – 3:15 pm

For passengers travelling to or from Yellowknife, we are offering complimentary changes and cancellations on bookings. Passengers who are currently planning to evacuate Yellowknife by air are encouraged to check with the Government of Northwest Territories for details at https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/public-safety

We thank all of our passengers for your understanding and patience throughout this difficult time, and our staff and first responders for their phenomenal efforts.

Yellowknife – Cargo Service Update

Our cargo offices in Yellowknife will be temporarily closed with non-emergency services halted until further notice. Safety is our paramount concern – we recognize the inconvenience this may cause and sincerely apologize.

Air North will continue to work with the Government of the Northwest Territories and local emergency services to provide logistical support and emergency cargo shipments where possible.

Last Update: 17 August, 2023

Northwest Territories Wildfire Advisory

Please be advised the Government of the Northwest Territories has now issued an evacuation order for Yellowknife. Air North, Yukon’s Airline is actively participating in these operations in collaboration with local, territorial and federal officials, and has committed to providing flights and other logistical support to the evacuation process. The Government of Northwest Territories is recommending against non-emergency travel to Yellowknife.

Air North will be waiving all change and cancellation fees for flights to and from Yellowknife (YZF) and Inuvik (YEV) – this will be in effect until further notice. While we will work diligently to maintain essential services and scheduled flights, operational demands and conditions may result in delays or cancellations. Air North understands the potential inconvenience this may cause and we apologize. We strongly encourage travellers to stay informed by regularly checking our website for the latest updates, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.

Air North and the Yukon shares a powerful relationship with the people of Northwest Territories. They are more than neighbours – they are our brothers and sisters in this community we have built together across the north, and we remain committed to standing beside them throughout this situation.


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