THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – North Star Air announced today that the company has connected Kasabonika Lake First Nation to their growing Flex Flight network that serves Northern Ontario First Nation communities. The new services will connect Thunder Bay, Kasabonika Lake, Neskantaga and Webequie.
The new service will be effective October 15th, 2016, when North Star Air will be offering a 6 day a week service; Monday to Friday, and Sunday.
This new addition will continue to provide people, businesses, and communities more travel options at stable fares.
Kasabonika Lake passengers will now enjoy North Star Air’s focused excellence in providing the best possible customer experience. All flights will be flown on their Pilatus PC-12 aircraft which has gained a reputation for outstanding versatility, performance, reliability and operational flexibility. This aircraft is one of the most popular turbine-powered aircraft sold on the market today. Their fleet also includes the Basler BT-67 Turbine and Cessna Grand Caravan to meet the needs for passenger, charter, cargo and fuel services.
Today North Star Air’s passenger Flex Flight network serves 18 destinations in Northern Ontario where 80% of those destinations are First Nation communities. North Star Air is a financially sound and successful airline that to-date has contributed over one million dollars back to partner communities through its revenue sharing program.
North Star Air continues to invest in their cost reduction strategies and increase their capacity so they can continue to deliver value added services to the changing and growing demands of the north. What is most important for North Star Air is the opportunity to build long lasting and respectful relationships with First Nation communities. In today’s competitive market, maintaining First Nations’ territory economic strategy is at its upmost importance by continuing to invest into the Ontario market which increases First Nation opportunities and brings forward business solutions to address social and economic development challenges facing the North.
North Star Air welcomes Kasabonika Lake to its growing Flex Flight network and they look forward to serving them with their cost efficient passenger, charter, cargo and fuel services.
ABOUT KASABONIKA LAKE
Kasabonika Lake First Nation is located 448 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout, Ontario and along the Asheweig River. They are a remote First Nation, accessible by air and by winter road. The registered population as of September, 2016 was 1,156. It is part of the Shibogama First Nations Council and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
In Kasabonika Lake First Nation, they are continuously seeking ways to improve their quality of life while increasing their self-reliance in a new social and economic world.
ABOUT NORTH STAR AIR
In 2012. North Star Air underwent a change in ownership and today, North Star Air and Cargo North merged into one airline to better service our customers. North Star Air is one of the leading Northern Ontario full-service airline with bases and locations in Pickle Lake, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout Thunder Bay and Kapuskasing. They have a growing modernized and low maintenance fleet that consists of 6 Pilatus PC-12, 2 Cessna Grand Caravan and 3 Basler BT-67 aircraft; a game changer for the North. As a leading provider of charter, passenger and freight/cargo services they make it their passion and commitment to safety, affordability and reliability. They are well positioned and ready to service the growing demands of the businesses, industries and communities of Northern Ontario and beyond. Their mission is to connect Northern Ontario communities and their vision is to provide the best possible customer experience throughout their entire journey.