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Air North to buy Airbus A380, forge new routes

Air North, Yukon’s Airline, today announced it is doubling the size of its fleet with the purchase of 10 Airbus A380 aircraft, the world's largest passenger aircraft.

By Whitehorse Star on April 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Air North, Yukon’s Airline, today announced it is doubling the size of its fleet with the purchase of 10 Airbus A380 aircraft, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

“We heard loud and clear from our passengers that they’d love for us to fly around the world,” said Joe Sparling, Air North’s president.

“So we figured – well, if we’re going to do that, we might as well get the biggest plane there is.”

New routes flown by the aircraft will be Whitehorse to London (Ontario), Whitehorse to Sydney (Nova Scotia) and Whitehorse to Whitehorse – a route so innovative that no airline has tried such a pairing before.

“Our passengers tell us that when they fly with us they feel like they’re home before they get home,” said Sparling.

“So we figured – what if our aircraft was your home? You board the aircraft in the evening, we fly around as you sleep – and then land back in Whitehorse in time for you to go to work.

“Your only worry will be finding parking at the airport.”

Innovative new amenities featured aboard Air North’s aircraft will be a gambling hall complete with chandelier, hourly can-can dancing and yoga classes, and a puppy pen where passengers can play with huskies.

And, as a special treat for cheechakos, sour toe cocktails will be available free of charge in all cabins.

The first A380, to be christened the SS Klondike, will be delivered in 2049 – just in time for the airline’s 72nd anniversary.

Readers are reminded of today’s date.

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Clayton Johns

Apr 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

sounds like an April Fools Joke to me!

Radar is up & running

Apr 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Ya know Star…clearly this is “one of those”. That said, the Star, Tree Hugger Tri weekly and the Communist Broadcast Corporation…they way they “report”?
There sure are a lot of April 1st’s in a year. You should have just done a story on the entire Yukon being turned into a park.
Then ya might have “got” more folks with your bogus reports. As that is more plausible in today’s greenie invasion and it’s striving for a communist state.

...just my opinion.

oh yeah..yukity yuk yuk

Arn Anderson

Apr 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm

A really good joke would of been Harper and company giving themselves a pay raise and scurrying off like cockroaches before the long weekend sets in, oh wait, that happened. Keep up the rhetoric though, projecting fear is all you have.

Rob Mcphie

Apr 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Love it! Air North is amazing!

bobby bitman

Apr 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

You wankers!  I was getting pretty excited there for a moment.  Ha ha!


Apr 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm

@Arn Anderson:  If you’d bothered to research your topic before posting your comments, you’d have learned that the current government has actually reformed the system of MP pensions, resulting in an overall pay decrease (an huge loss of income to the PM personally).

why did you have to ruin this light hearted topic with your extremist politics?

Arn Anderson

Apr 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I have NO POLITICS, any human with a forebrain can figure that out. Quit with the research mentality, I am very well informed beyond your closed rational, I call it how I see it, A PAY RAISE before the long weekend, it’s undisputed. It’s a response to the 2nd poster. I got a good laugh about the article, but then I read the comments from the true motivated political people.

Arn Anderson

Apr 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Wow, the STAR must be on a censoring spree. Edit those posts to your liking.

Chris Brion

Apr 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Re Air North A 380s

You can say that territorially “youconned” us and that is the plane truth.

Brilliant Thoughts!

Apr 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Could the entire population of the Yukon fit into one A380? Would this be a solution to the housing problem?
If Air North bought A380s would Airbus agree to fund Mt. Sima as part of a kickback scheme?
Would A380’s fly in enough tourists to justify saving the Peel?
This could be the answer to all the territorys woes, stay tuned…

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