Buffalo Airways soars to new heights at YEG

posted on 18th September 2023 by Eddie Saunders
Buffalo Airways soars to new heights at YEG

Buffalo Airways has announce their latest expansion milestone at YEG. This announcement marks the first and only dedicated cargo-only/freighter route between YEG and Yellowknife on their customized Boeing 737-300SF “Special Freighter”.

The dedicated 737 freighter service, connecting Edmonton to Yellowknife, will operate Monday through Friday, and will support the timely delivery of critical goods such as pharmaceuticals and healthcare, food and beverage, time-sensitive automotive and other manufactured parts and retail.

“I have spent the last two years preparing for the arrival of this aircraft, and I can’t wait to witness the remarkable impact it will have on our operations,” Mikey McBryan, General Manager, Buffalo Airways.

“Having direct, scheduled freighter access to the North complements YEG’s existing network of domestic, trans-border and international cargo services, and reinforces YEG’s position as a hub for the movement of goods to and from all over the world into Canada’s North.

“We welcome this new service with our partners Buffalo Airways to introduce this critical link to our Northern neighbours,” Myron Keehn, President & CEO, Edmonton. International Airport (YEG)

“This dedicated freighter service improves connectivity between regions and will have a strong positive impact to the residents in Northern Canada, providing access to affordable essential goods by improving the supply chain to and from Northern communities.”

Northern Canada has long relied on Buffalo Airways for the timely transportation of priority freight. Historically, these essential goods were transported by road to Hay River before being flown into Yellowknife.

However, with the growing demand from customers, the current system has reached maximum capacity, both in terms of available space and time efficiency.