Wasaya Airways has announced the addition of Bombardier Dash 8s to its fleet. Arriving in Thunder Bay , the Canadian built Dash 8 enhances the airline’s fleet servicing Northwest Ontario.
The company has taken delivery of the pictured DHC-8-102 Dash 8 C-GJSV (msn 085).
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The Dash 8 has enhanced short take-off and landing performance on unprepared airstrips making it the ideal aircraft for remote First Nation travel. With jet like comfort, the twin turbine pressurized Dash 8-100 carries 37 guests and can accommodate more cargo.
The Dash 8 will add to Wasaya’s fleet of 18 aircraft including eight (7) Beech 1900’s, four (4) Pilatus PC-12’s, three (3) Hawker 748’s and four (4) Cessna C-208 Caravans. Working with its key aircraft supplier, Wasaya will continue to renew its fleet, adding more Dash 8 aircraft in the coming months.
Now in its 26th year in operation, Wasaya Airways is 100% First Nations owned. Wasaya is the leading provider of air transportation services to more than 25 destinations throughout Northwest Ontario .
Wasaya’s 12 First Nation ownership communities are: Bearskin Lake ; Fort Severn ; Kasabonika Lake; Keewaywin; Kingfisher Lake ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug; Muskrat Dam ; Nibinamik; Pikangikum ; Sandy Lake ; Wapekeka; and Wunnumin Lake. Wasaya serves 25 Northwestern Ontario with 60 daily flights and employs 315 employees, of which over 35% of which are First Nation.