Excitement for 2016 Yukon Quest Takes Off with Air North, Yukon's Airline

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Participants of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race can expect an exciting celebration at the finish line, thanks to Air North, Yukon’s Airline and the fifth annual QuestFest.

Air North returns as the Official Airline of the Yukon Quest and sponsor of QuestFest, a weeklong celebration in downtown Whitehorse. The airline will provide flights between Whitehorse and Dawson City for race officials and veterinarians during the race, and assist with the Yukon Quest’s fundraising efforts.

“Air North, Yukon’s Airline has been a part of QuestFest since the beginning, ensuring that we provide a fun and family-friendly atmosphere for Yukon Quest fans while helping build excitement for the finish line,” said Natalie Haltrich, Yukon Quest Executive Director – Yukon. “They also provide safe and efficient travel for our race team prior to and throughout the Yukon Quest, which is essential in guaranteeing that the race goes smoothly.”

QuestFest will be held February 14th to 19th, at Shipyards Park. The family-friendly event has become a favourite among Quest fans.

“It’s been a delight each year seeing children interact with current and veteran Yukon Quest mushers,” said Allan Moore, Air North’s Chief Commercial Officer. “QuestFest is an opportunity for families to involve themselves in the Yukon Quest, and brings our community together to share a uniquely northern experience. To us, that’s the most valuable aspect of our ongoing support.”

For almost 40 years, Air North has flown passengers to great destinations in the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Ontario. In that time, they've become known for their authentic Yukon hospitality and commitment to a world-class customer experience.

Air North’s primary focus is on delivering air travel that is safe, convenient, reliable, and affordable.

The 33rd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race starts February 6 in Fairbanks.