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Wasaya Airways

AirlineWasaya Airways
Airline hubThunder Bay International Airport,
Sioux Lookout Airport
Fleet size26
Destinations26 28
Company slogan'Experience WASAYA'
Parent companyInc.
HeadquartersThunder Bay, Ontario
Key peopleTom Morris (President)

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Wasaya Airways LP (or in Oji-Cree ᐙᐦᓭᔮ ᐱᒥᐦᓭᐎᐣ (Waaseyaa Bimisewin); unpointed: ᐗᓭᔭ ᐱᒥᓭᐎᐣ) is a 100% First Nations owned domestic airline with its headquarters in Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario. To date, its main hubs are at the Thunder Bay International Airport and Sioux Lookout Airport, however, it also offers a charter service out of a base in Red Lake, a charter and limited scheduled service out of a base in Pickle Lake, and recently opened a new charter service base in Timmins. In 2003, Wasaya Airways bought out the rights to serve remote First Nations communities from Bearskin Airlines. The airline also supplies food, clothing, hardware and other various supplies to 25 remote communities in Ontario.

Established in 1989, the name "Wasaya" comes from the Oji-Cree language, which means "it is bright" in English, in reference to the brightness of the rising Sun. The airline has grown over the years starting off as a floatplane operation to now a charter and scheduled passenger service airline. Their inflight magazine Sagatay is published in conjunction with Wawatay Native Communications Society. In October 2010, the company purchased a Bombardier Dash 8 to bolster its fleet.

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