As I said in my last testimony here, we own an awful lot of long, lonely routes. A flight on a daily basis from here to Iqaluit is the same as it is from Ottawa to Toronto or Montreal now. There's a beautiful new terminal that just opened up yesterday. Good investment infrastructure has gone into Iqaluit. However, we still have problems remaining at the 115 other airports in the north. They lack the infrastructure.
Say, for instance, we have to go to Pangnirtung. Pangnirtung is one hour and 15 minutes from Iqaluit. We can do that in an ATR-500 on a good day, and that means we have 40 passengers. On a bad day, when the weather's low, when the wind's blowing the wrong way—because we can only go in there one way, but we can go out both ways—we can only take 20 passengers. We have to reduce our load because of the local conditions.
Conversely, we have situations where we take off and fly further north than that. There is, of course, Rankin Inlet on the other side and Resolute to the north. Again, quite often because of the weather reporting, for instance, we can't get there, and we have to turn around and come back.
As I also mentioned, our passengers have a partnership with us. They understand. The average passenger in Canada south of the 55th parallel flies two trips a year. North of the 55th parallel, the average person flies six trips a year, so there's a better understanding.