May 16, 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON – Wasaya Airways announces that, effective Tuesday, June 9th, the airline will begin to offer new nonstop flights out of Thunder Bay, Ontario to the communities of Sandy Lake and Big Trout Lake, also known as Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. In addition, these new flights will allow Wasaya to offer one stop, same plane service to Webequie and Pikangikum.
“In order to meet the market demands of these loyal communities, we are introducing nonstop service from Thunder Bay to Sandy Lake and Big Trout Lake,” states Dean Woloschuk, Senior Director of Commercial Services. “It is a big investment for the company but the timing is perfect. These additional flights will allow for reduced travel time, making them much more convenient for our guests and will allow us to open up seats to better serve guests in the Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout market.”
Wasaya Airways will be re-introducing an additional B-1900 aircraft to the fleet to increase productivity and accommodate the newly added flights.
“This is just the beginning of more great changes to come for our airline. We expect our flight services to continue expanding in the future by adding new routes as needed for our guests,” says Donnie Macklin, Director of Operations, who adds that, “Our planes are designed to fly safely above the weather conditions frequently encountered in Northwestern Ontario. Our B-1900 aircraft are pressurized, air conditioned and fast; features which are appreciated by our guests.”
Wasaya Airways celebrates 25 years of providing quality airline service throughout Northwestern Ontario. Flying to over 20 communities on a daily basis and with an average of 100,000 guests flying with Wasaya Airways each year, Wasaya Airways remains the leading provider of airline services in Northwestern Ontario. Along with scheduled passenger services, Wasaya Airways also provides quality cargo and charter services.