Wasaya Airways

Wasaya Airways

Infobox Airline
airline = Wasaya Airways
logo =
logo_size = 150px
fleet_size = 24 [http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/activepages/ccarcs/en/Current_E.asp?x_lang=E Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Wasaya Airways"] (enter Wasaya Airways in the box titled "Owner Name")]
destinations = 26 [http://www.wasaya.com/default.asp Wasaya Airways main page] ] 28 [https://ameliaweb.intelisys.ca/Wasaya/(os5ya5jeatvlw445gngetb55)/ViewFlights.aspx?pid=2&cid=378&ref=1 Wasaya Airways online booking] ]
IATA = WT [ [http://www.wasaya.com/default.asp?pid=2&cid=180&ref=1 Wasaya Airways passenger services] ]
ICAO = WSG [http://www.tc.gc.ca/pol/EN/Report/TP143E/pdf/TP1432005.pdf Transport Canada - Air Traffic Designators - TP 143 (PDF)] ]
callsign = Wasaya
parent = [http://www.wasaya.com/wasaya_group.asp Wasaya Group Inc.]
company_slogan = 'The Future is Ours'
founded = 1989
headquarters = Thunder Bay, Ontario
key_people = Tom Morris (President)
hubs = Thunder Bay International Airport,
Sioux Lookout Airport
secondary_hubs =
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = [http://www.wasaya.com/default.asp www.wasaya.com]

Wasaya Airways LP (or in Anishinini language ᐙᐦᓭᔮ ᐱᒥᐦᓭᐎᐣ ("Waaseyaa Bimisewin"); unpointed: ᐗᓭᔭ ᐱᒥᓭᐎᐣ) is a 100% First Nations owned domestic airline based in Northern Ontario. To date, its main hubs are at the Thunder Bay International Airport and Sioux Lookout Airport, however, it also offers a charter service out of a base in Red Lake, a charter and limited scheduled service out of a base in Pickle Lake, and recently opened a new charter service base in Timmins. In 2003, Wasaya Airways bought out the rights to serve remote First Nations communities from Bearskin Airlines. The airline also supplies food, clothing, hardware and other various supplies to 25 remote communities in Ontario.

Established in 1989, the name "Wasaya" comes from the Anishinini language, which means "it is bright" in English, in reference to the brightness of the rising Sun. The airline has grown over the years starting off as a floatplane operation to now a charter and scheduled passenger service airline. Their inflight magazine [http://www.wawataynews.ca/sagatay/ Sagatay] is published in conjuction with Wawatay Native Communications Society.

Wasaya Destinations

=Scheduled services=

** Bearskin Lake (Bearskin Lake Airport)
** Cat Lake (Cat Lake Airport)
** Deer Lake (Deer Lake Airport)
** Dryden (Dryden Regional Airport)
** Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) (Fort Hope Airport)
** Fort Severn (Fort Severn Airport)
** Kasabonika First Nation (Kasabonika Airport)
** Keewaywin First Nation (Keewaywin Airport)
** Kingfisher First Nation (Kingfisher Lake Airport)
** Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake) (Big Trout Lake Airport)
** Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation (Muskrat Dam Airport)
** Neskantaga First Nation (Lansdowne House) (Lansdowne House Airport)
** Nibinamik First Nation (Summer Beaver), (Summer Beaver Airport)
** North Spirit Lake First Nation (North Spirit Lake Airport)
** Peawanuck (Peawanuck Airport)
** Pickle Lake (Pickle Lake Airport)
** Pikangikum First Nation (Pikangikum Airport)
** Poplar Hill (Poplar Hill Airport)
** Red Lake (Red Lake Airport)
** Sachigo Lake First Nation (Sachigo Lake Airport)
** Sandy Lake (Sandy Lake Airport)
** Sioux Lookout (Sioux Lookout Airport)
** Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay International Airport)
** Wapekeka First Nation (Angling Lake/Wapekeka Airport)
** Weagamow Lake (Round Lake (Weagamow Lake) Airport)
** Webequie First Nation (Webequie Airport)
** Wunnumin Lake First Nation (Wunnummin Lake Airport)

* Manitoba
** Winnipeg, (Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport)

=Other destinations [ [http://www.wasaya.com/wasaya_map.asp?cid=2&pid=2&ref=1 Wasaya Airways "Where We Fly..."] ] =

** Attawapiskat (Attawapiskat Airport)
** Fort Albany (Fort Albany Airport)
** Hearst (Hearst (René Fontaine) Municipal Airport)
** Kashechewan First Nation (Kashechewan Airport)
** Moosonee (Moosonee Airport)
** North Bay (North Bay/Jack Garland Airport)
** Sault Ste. Marie (Sault Ste. Marie Airport)
** Greater Sudbury (Sudbury Airport)
** Timmins (Timmins Airport)


As of January 2008 Wasaya Airways had the following aircraft registered with Transport Canada.


External links

* [http://www.wasaya.com Wasaya Airways]

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