Canadian North starts offering inflight wireless video

Last modified: September 25, 2018 at 4:57pm

Canadian North passengers on Inuvik-Edmonton and Iqaluit-Ottawa routes will get inflight wireless entertainment from January.

The company, which is due to merge with rival First Air though no timeline has been confirmed, made the announcement in a news release on Tuesday.

A trial period for the inflight entertainment will begin in January aboard Boeing 737s operating between Edmonton, Yellowknife, Norman Wells, and Inuvik; and also between Iqaluit and Ottawa.


The system, powered by Global Eagle Entertainment, will offer movies and TV on passengers’ phones, tablets, or laptops, alongside digital editions of publications Up Here and Tusaayaksat.

Four of Canadian North’s Boeing 737s will get the trial. Alongside the services mentioned above, the airline will offer the service on certain charter flights.

“Canadian North will review the passenger usage and performance of this system over a trial period, with the intention of eventually making it available on all sixteen of its Boeing 737 and Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft,” the company stated in Tuesday’s news release.