Many remote communities are served by post offices called air stage offices. At these offices, mail needs to be airlifted in and out for more than 6 months of the year.
Shipping to and from air stage offices
Regular shipping costs apply for parcels shipped to or from an air stage office using:
- Expedited Parcel™ (contract customers only)
- Regular Parcel™
Due to the cost of transporting shipments in the North, Expedited Parcel prices apply when you use Regular Parcel to send:
- More than 5 parcels, or more than 20 kg of parcels on any day.
- More than 20 parcels, or more than 80 kg of parcels in any month.
Note: These extra charges do not apply to parcels sent within the same postal code or FSA (Forward Sortation Area).