THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – Starting on May 15, 2017, Perimeter Aviation will offer several significant schedule enhancements throughout Northwestern Ontario including a new Dash 8 service between Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay; new service to Cat Lake; Enhanced frequency of service to other Northern communities; and enhanced connections to Thunder Bay and Winnipeg with Bearskin Airlines.
Highlights are Detailed Below:
- Introduction of new nonstop Dash 8 service Sunday through Friday between Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay. A single round trip flight will complement five Sioux Lookout-Thunder Bay flights already offered by Bearskin Airlines, enhancing connections between both airlines and permitting travel on a single ticket.
- Same aircraft Dash 8 service between Pikangikum-Sandy Lake-Sioux Lookout-Thunder Bay features significantly enhanced connecting times and flight departure times to better meet the needs of the communities served.
- New service between Sioux Lookout and Cat Lake features one flight Sunday through Friday. Connections to Thunder Bay and Winnipeg are also featured in Sioux Lookout with Bearskin Airlines and feature travel using a single ticket.
- Sioux Lookout-Weagamow (Round Lake) service has been increased from one flight each weekday to two flights. A new Sunday flight is now offered in addition to existing Saturday service. Connections to Thunder Bay and Winnipeg have also increased to two flights each weekday with Bearskin Airlines and feature travel using a single ticket.
- Addition of Dash 8 aircraft and other schedule changes feature new and enhanced connections between several Northern communities served by Perimeter and Thunder Bay or Winnipeg with strategic partner, Bearskin Airlines.
Perimeter Aviation has acquired two Dash 8 aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program, and to permit this expansion of service into Northern Ontario as well as to enhance Manitoba service. This acquisition of Dash 8’s brings Perimeter’s Dash 8 aircraft fleet to seven.
One of these new cabin class aircraft is a D8-100 with capacity up to 37 passengers and the other D8-300 offers capacity of up 50. The Dash 8-100 (see attached picture) is already in service and the Dash 8-300 is expected to be in service in the next few weeks.
One additional Fairchild Metroliner will also be put into service on May 15th to support this expansion of service, resulting in three Perimeter Metroliners based in Sioux Lookout for schedule, cargo and charter service.
Perimeter’s investment in these aircraft will ensure the highest level of service is maintained throughout the year and position the airline for further growth.
In the fall of 2016, Perimeter Aviation and Bearskin Airlines announced the expansion of a strategic partnership to re-introduce service between Thunder Bay and several First Nations communities north of Sioux Lookout. This evolving partnership features a single reservation, ticket, and a joint airport counter in Sioux Lookout to facilitate connections between their respective flights in Sioux Lookout making the journey seamless to the passenger and more affordable.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bearskinairlines.com with Bearskin Airlines, via Bearskin’s toll free reservation center 1 800 465 2327 or through any travel agency in Canada or USA or by contacting Perimeter Aviation at 1.800 665 8986.
About Perimeter Aviation
Established in 1960, Perimeter Aviation is a diversified regional airline that provides regular scheduled passenger airline service, medevac operations and cargo services to locations in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. In addition, Perimeter provides on-demand charter services and operates out of its own terminal at the Winnipeg International Airport.
With main bases located in Winnipeg MB, Thompson MB, and Sioux Lookout ON, Perimeter provides daily scheduled service to more than 25 communities in Manitoba and Northern Ontario. Perimeter has approximately 575 employees; over 20% of which are of Aboriginal decent from the various communities we serve. Perimeter mainly operates two aircraft types allowing for operational efficiencies. Most of the communities serviced by Perimeter are isolated and difficult to reach by ground transportation (other than by ice-road in the winter).
For more information about this service, please visit www.perimeter.ca