Air Tindi has announced a new twice-daily direct flight between Yellowknife and Hay River, running Monday to Friday. The flights start on July 13.
The Yellowknife to Hay River flights will depart at 7:30am and 5pm, and the Hay River to Yellowknife flights will depart at 8:30am and 6pm.
“Introductory fares” start at $159.50 for flights heading to Hay River from Yellowknife, and $149 for flights from Hay River to Yellowknife.
The scheduled flight will run on a Twin Otter or Dash 7 plane.
Canadian North currently operates a twice-weekly flight between Yellowknife and Hay River on Monday and Thursday afternoons. As of July 6, the airline’s website priced those flights at $271.95 from Hay River to Yellowknife and $282.45 from Yellowknife to Hay River for flights the week of July 13.
Hay River-based Landa Aviation began a scheduled flight service between Yellowknife and Hay River three days a week in May 2018.
Landa had hoped to replace Buffalo Airways’ discontinued flights and introduce competition on the route, but cancelled the service less than a year later in February 2019.