Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 737-852 WL XA-ZAM (msn 35120) (Samsung Galaxy S7 edge) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 934987.
Wasaya Airways has announced the addition of Bombardier Dash 8s to its fleet. Arriving in Thunder Bay , the Canadian built Dash 8 enhances the airline’s fleet servicing Northwest Ontario.
The company has taken delivery of the pictured DHC-8-102 Dash 8 C-GJSV (msn 085).
The airline continued;
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.
Now in its 26th year in operation, Wasaya Airways is 100% First Nations owned. Wasaya is the leading provider of air transportation services to more than 25 destinations throughout Northwest Ontario .
Wasaya’s 12 First Nation ownership communities are: Bearskin Lake ; Fort Severn ; Kasabonika Lake; Keewaywin; Kingfisher Lake ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug; Muskrat Dam ; Nibinamik; Pikangikum ; Sandy Lake ; Wapekeka; and Wunnumin Lake. Wasaya serves 25 Northwestern Ontario with 60 daily flights and employs 315 employees, of which over 35% of which are First Nation.
Photo: Wasaya Airways.
Air Austral is getting ready to take delivery of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER (it currently has three) and its second Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Each aircraft, decorated in the unique 2014 livery, which carries an unique photo image of the French island in the Indian Ocean.
Top Copyright Photo: Air Austral Boeing 777-39M ER F-OLRD (msn 61602) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 934972.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Air Austral Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (F-OLRB) (msn 34491) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 934973.
On September 28, 2016 RwandAir took delivery of a new 244-seat Airbus A330-200, named “Ubumwe” (Unity).
The aircraft is the first Airbus A330-200 in East Africa. A second copy will be delivered in November 2016.
The new type is expected to be assigned initially to the Dubai route.
RwandAir is also planning to add new service to Harare, Zimbabwe, Mumbai, India, and Guangzhou, China before expanding to western Europe.
The Rwandair fleet is now nine aircraft.
Copyright Photo: RwandAir Airbus A330-243 F-WWKS (9XR-WN) (msn 1741) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 934076.