First Air adds Sunday flight between Yellowknife and Iqaluit

First Air says it's adding a weekend option to its route between Iqaluit and Yellowknife after people asked for it.

As of now, that route is scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In a news release, the airline said the Sunday flight comes "in response to customer feedback for a weekend option."

The new flight — which includes a stop in Rankin Inlet — will start May 21, five days after the airline's codeshare agreement with Canadian North officially comes to an end. 

The route will be serviced by a 90-seat Summit Air RJ85 aircraft.

The announcement comes about a month after First Air said its Yellowknife to Inuvik flight would no longer stop in in Norman Wells, N.W.T., due to declining demand, according to communications manager, Dan Valin.