Wasaya Airways Flight Status
Wasaya Airways History
Wasaya Airways was founded in 1989. Its name was derived from the Oji-Cree language which means “bright” when translated in English. This domestic airline makes use of the brightness of the rising sun as their inspiration. The goal of the company during the first year was to provide charter and freight business to its target market namely Pickle Lake, Ontario with its headquarters that is located in Thunder Bay. It has its inflight magazine entitled Sagatay, which was made possible and published in conjunction with Wawatay Native Communications Society.
In the year 1995, due to the airline’s expansion, it starts providing scheduled passenger service. Four years after, the scheduled passenger service was modified to a scheduled charter service concept. With these changes, the company was able to focus on its core business which is the cargo operation and passenger charter service. In the year 2000, it entered into numerous partnerships with well-known organizations with the common goal of providing contract transportation services.
One year after, Wasaya Airways entered an agreement with the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) to provide safe, efficient and cost-effective air transportation for the students, families and even NNEC workers. Having agreed to such agreement, the Air Delivery Unit (ADU) was created to organize and coordinate their travel through charter and scheduled bookings. In the year 2002 and 2003 respectively, the ADU has signed a contract with Tikinagan Child and Family Services, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), and Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services. The acquisition of Kelner Pilatus Center Hanger also happened in the year 2002. A year after, Wasaya Airways was able to purchase some of the Northern Assets of Bearskin Airlines specifically in Sioux Lookout and Red Lake north. This expansion allowed Wasaya Airways to operate again a scheduled passenger business to 21 First Nation communities.
In the year 2018, it entered an agreement with the Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) wherein it increases the level of services being provided in northern Ontario and even benefits customers’ in their communities.
Wasaya Airways Fleet
Wasaya Airways’ fleet is consisting of Beech 1900D, Caravan C208B, Hawker 748, Pilatus PC-12, Dash 8 and Dash 8 Freighter with a total of 17 aircraft. Beech 1900D, Caravan C208B, Pilatus PC-12, and Dash 8 is being used for scheduled services. For charters, Beech 1900D, Caravan C208B, Hawker 748, Pilatus PC-12 and even Dash 8 is being utilized. For freight, the aircraft being used are Caravan C208B, Hawker 748, Pilatus PC-12 and Dash 8 Freighter. The Hawker 748 and Dash 8 Freighter only delivers freight or fuel.
Wasaya Airways Destinations
Wasaya Airways currently provides scheduled services to Ontario, Bearskin Lake, Deer Lake, Eabametoong First Nation, Fort Severn, Kasabonika First Nation, Keewaywin First Nation, Kingfisher First Nation, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, Muskrat Dam Lake, Neskantaga, Nibinamik, North Spirit Lake, Pickle Lake, Pikangikum First Nation, Poplar Hill, Red Lake, Sachigo Lake First Nation, Sandy Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Wapekeka First Nation, Weagamow Lake, Webequie First Nation, Wunnumin Lake First Nation, Manitoba, and Winnipeg. Monitor your flight as you travel with Wasaya Airways. Make it possible by utilizing the best flight tracking system. Be able to access significant information and receive real-time notifications and updates regarding your flight status and even airport information.