Wasaya Adds Dash 8s to Fleet

Wasaya Board Chair Fiddler presents Wasaya's new Dash 8s - Photo Supplied
Wasaya Board Chair Fiddler presents Wasaya’s new Dash 8s – Photo Supplied

THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – Wasaya announces the addition of Bombardier Dash 8s to their fleet. Arriving in Thunder Bay, the Canadian built Dash 8 enhances the airline’s fleet servicing Northwest Ontario.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rodyniuk said, “The arrival of the Dash 8 marks another positive step in rebuilding our airline. The fleet renewal allows us to continue to move forward with our business plan and strategic objectives. We have carefully consulted with our First Nation communities, analyzed their travel needs and overall market demand. Adding the Dash 8 will provide better service for our guests between Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout, connecting our ownership communities in Kasabonika, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, and Wunnumin Lake.”

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.

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