Canadian North introduces Economy fare class, to adjust pricing structures from 2020

12 December, 2019

Canadian North announced (12-Dec-2019) plans to introduce the following changes to its pricing structure in conjunction with its medical and duty travel contract with the Government of Nunavut, effective on/after 01-Jan-2020:

  • 'Economy' fare class for travel to, from and within Nunavut. The fare will not be available on every frequency or date, with more Economy fare seats to be available on less busy frequencies and travel dates. The fare will be available in conjunction with the 'everyday' Saver, Flex and Super Flex fares, which offer features such as enhanced checked baggage allowances, reduced or complimentary baggage fees, refundability and the ability to earn Aurora Rewards points and Aeroplan Miles. Fares will be restructured to provide an overall average lower price;
  • To expand Ilak Fares programme to include enrolled beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and discontinue the Pivut programme, due to Ilak Fares being priced lower than Pivut Fares. The Pivut name will be retained for the Western Arctic. The carrier plans to increase the number of Ilak or Pivut seats on the Montreal-Kuujjuaq and Mackenzie Valley services for beneficiaries;
  • To grant corporate clients access to the Economy fares and implement an inflationary increase to its high end pricing which is offered for last minute bookings and last seat availability. The base portion of these fares will increase 5% for the Iqaluit-Ottawa market and 2% for other Nunavut markets, with other legacy corporate fares to also be increased. The carrier plans to introduce a corporate discount structure from 1H2020 that will provide a discount on its new pricing;
  • To update general and envelope rates for all Nunavut markets, as part of the Government of Nunavut contract. The carrier also plans to price the priority cargo rate to 30% above its new general rate;
  • To implement an inflationary rate increase on legacy corporate cargo agreements in early 2020 and transition to a new volume based corporate cargo programme later in 2020;
  • To bundle the fuel surcharge into the overall price and review fuel surcharges quarterly, adjusting as required. [more - original PR]