The Canadian government has approved the merger between northern airlines First Air and Canadian North. In a press release Wednesday afternoon, the government said the merger is subject to several ... Sep 15, 2019 · In a joint press release, Canadian North and First Air broke the news that there would now be a “unified passenger and cargo schedule”. This new schedule will take effect on Friday, November 1st. This new schedule will take effect on Friday, November 1st. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada has approved a merger between First Air and Canadian North, the primary air carriers serving ... Jun 20, 2019 · The Canadian government has approved a merger between First Air and Canadian North Airlines, both of which serve communities in the northern territories of Canada. The government approved the merger after nine months, with several conditions for approval that the airlines must meet. The Canadian government has approved the merger of the North’s two main airlines -First Air and Canadian North. The government says the acceptance of the merger, which includes a ‘series of strict terms and conditions,’, strikes a balance between the public interest and the creation of a ... Makivik President Charlie Watt says that Canada’s eastern Arctic is too big and remote to support two regional airlines—conditions that have prompted another round of merger talks between his organization’s First Air and its rival, Canadian North, which is owned by the Inuvialuit Corporate Group.