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Aeroplan’s Domestic Partners: Canadian North, Calm Air, Air Creebec, and PAL Airlines

Aeroplan’s Domestic Partners: Canadian North, Calm Air, Air Creebec, and PAL Airlines

As the second-largest country in the world, one could spend a lifetime exploring Canada and still have a lot left to see.

From the coastal rainforests of British Columbia to the endless summer nights and pristine fjords of Canada’s north, from the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the majestic icebergs floating by the coast of Newfoundland – adventures abound for those who seek them.

Accessing remote places can be a difficult task, especially as major airlines may not cater to very remote destinations. In Canada, Air Creebec, Calm Air, Canadian North, and PAL Airlines are four airlines that serve Northern and remote communities – and luckily, they’re also Aeroplan partners.

Aeroplan has previously signalled that its regional partner airlines will eventually have their own award chart, so if you have your heart set on visiting any destinations served by these airlines, it’s in your best interest to book sooner rather than later.

1. Canadian North

Canadian North connects 25 communities in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Nunavik (Northern Quebec) with several territorial and provincial hubs. The Inuit-owned airline is headquartered in Kanata, Ontario (just outside of Ottawa), and its fleet consists of Boeing 737 and ATR 42 turboprop aircraft.

As depicted in the above route map, passengers can access Canadian North’s flight network in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. Last year, Canadian North also launched the Arctic Capital Express route, as well as flights to Calgary from Yellowknife.

It’s possible to combine a reservation with Air Canada with a Canadian North flight, which is a valuable option for those who don’t live in any of the provincial hubs that the airline serves.

If you’re a revenue passenger, you can earn Aeroplan points, but not Status Qualifying Miles, on Canadian North-operated flights. The airline also has an in-house loyalty program called Aurora Rewards, and interestingly, you can double-dip and earn both Aeroplan and Aurora Rewards points on paid bookings. 

Canadian North is also a redemption partner with Aeroplan. You can search for and book award space on the Aeroplan website. Or, you can search for availability one week at a time using ExpertFlyer.

As flight schedules can involve overnight stops that exceed the usual 12-hour layover rule for domestic bookings, you may have to add a stopover to make the itinerary valid.

Redemptions with Canadian North are subject to the “Within North…

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