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Arctic Co-ops and Chrono Aviation announce new cargo flight to Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

Dec 8, 2021

Arctic Co-operatives says some of its Nunavut customers can expect to find fresher produce in the new year, thanks to the acquisition of a new cargo plane.

Chrono Aviation, which is partly owned by Arctic Co-ops, will begin flying Canada’s first Boeing 737-800 SF freighter aircraft from Winnipeg to Iqaluit twice a week, starting early 2022.

The new plane carries about half as much freight as the Boeing 767-300, currently used by Cargojet to deliver cargo, said Duane Wilson, Arctic Co-ops’ vice-president of stakeholder relations.

Because it’s a newer, more efficient plane, it can fly cargo to Nunavut more frequently without a significant price increase for the goods shipped.

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