Summit Air Kitikmeot, in partnership with Summit Air, has announced the signing of a three-year contract with TMAC Resources Inc. that will provide transportation of mining crews to TMAC's Hope Bay Project south of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
The agreement will see one of Summit’s twin-engine turbo-propeller ATR-72 service the project on regular flights from Edmonton to site. The ATR-72 aircraft is capable of flying as many as 68 passengers per trip and will commence operations in early-May.
“We are extremely happy with this outcome and would like to thank TMAC publicly for giving an Inuit-owned enterprise the opportunity to support their passenger movements into site,” said Frank Ipakohak, President, Summit Air Kitikmeot. “Customers and operators in the Kitikmeot will now have access to the breadth and depth of the Summit Air service offering through this exciting new partnership.”
“Today is a significant day for Summit Air and our partners in the Kitikmeot,” said Matthew McElligott, Vice President, Business Development, Summit Aviation Group. “We look forward to the opportunity to continue to grow and develop our relationship with TMAC Resources at the Hope Bay Project.”