Bearskin grounds flights that connect Ottawa to northern Ontario

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The Ottawa Airport has lost flights that connect passengers in the capital to many points in northern Ontario.

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Bearskin Airlines announced in a news release issued on Tuesday that, starting on April 1, it will be cancelling flights that offered nonstop service to North Bay and onestop service to Sudbury that connected to Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and Kapuskasing.

It also announced on its website that flights between Ottawa and the Region of Waterloo International Airport will be grounded as of April 1 as well.

That will discontinue service that takes passengers from Ottawa to Kitchener/Waterloo, North Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Kapuskasing and Thunder Bay.

It’s unclear what service will be available to take passengers from Ottawa to Northern Ontario in the future.

The Ottawa Airport website listed Bearskin as the only carrier with flights to those locations over the next two days.

Organizations: Waterloo International Airport, Ottawa Airport

Geographic location: Ottawa, Bearskin, Northern Ontario North Bay Sudbury Sault Ste. Marie Kapuskasing Kitchener Thunder Bay

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Recent comments

  • Joe
    March 28, 2014 - 08:22

    @Cameron Bearskin will be keeping all intra-Northern Ontario routes, albeit some at a reduced frequency. This is quite shocking to say the least and with such short notice. Bearskin have served Ottawa for over 20 years. If you look at the airport's website's passenger statistics, you'll see times have not been very good for YOW lately and that trend appears to be continuing.

  • Cameron Fraser
    March 26, 2014 - 21:56

    What this means is going anywhere in Northern Ontario will require a connection through Toronto, either at Pearson or on the Island. The bigger question is what routes is Bearskin keeping? Without them a trip from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay also involves a connection in Toronto.