Officials with the national airline told CBC News they are pulling out of Iqaluit effective Aug. 1 because the route was not profitable enough in face of rising fuel costs and other factors. “Air Canada will be discontinuing its nonstop daily flights — which ran from Montreal, Ottawa [and] Iqaluit — for commercial reasons, as the route did not meet the profitability targets which were set,”
I never understood how Jazz could compete on these far north routes where they can’t carry any meaningful cargo against airlines like Canadian North and First Air who can, even though Jazz’s per-seat costs are probably marginally lower due to the lighter/smaller equipment.
Add to which the very strong attachment to both MPE and FAB by Northern residents. ACA/JZA was seen as an opportunistic interloper. They won’t be missed.