Wasaya Airways announced it’s going to increase the frequency of flights between Winnipeg and Sioux Lookout and launch new twice-daily service to Sandy Lake and Pikangikum First Nations from Winnipeg.
"We've brought another aircraft online to connect Winnipeg to our ownership communities providing new non-stop flights to Sandy Lake and Pikangikum First Nations," said Wasaya Group president-CEO Michael Rodyniuk in a July 25 news release.
"The people of Sandy Lake and Pikangikum First Nations are owners of Wasaya needing reliable, comfortable and affordable transportation to Winnipeg. We start flying August 14 with our spacious, modern, twin turbine Beechcraft 1900D airliner."
Wasaya bills itself as the only airline offering non-stop service between Sioux Lookout and Winnipeg.
The Thunder Bay-headquartered First Nation-owned air carrier services more than 25 communities in northwestern Ontario and Manitoba.
Rodyniuk said they’ve received positive feedback since the initial start of non-stop service between Sioux Lookout and Winnipeg.
"We hear the market loud and clear, nonstop flights are a hit, adding another frequency connecting to our network will enhance our product for day trippers providing our guests more options between our hub cities of Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and now established and expanding in Winnipeg.”