Base Locations

Wasaya Airways offers four main base locations to our customers in Northern Ontario. Our bases are located in Pickle Lake, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay. Each base provides a vital link to the First Nation communities in which Wasaya Airways LP serves.

Pickle Lake

Pickle Lake (population 500) is located 530 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Highway 599 ceases in Pickle Lake and all essential supplies to the northern communities are flown in year round. Our Pickle Lake base offers Caravan C208B aircrafts for passenger, freight and fuel needs, and additionally, two Hawker Siddeley 748 for freight and fuel.

Wasaya Airway’s Pickle Lake service area includes 12 First Nation communities, which are:

  • Bearskin Lake
  • Eabametoong (Fort Hope)
  • Fort Severn
  • Kasabonika Lake
  • Kingfisher Lake
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake)
  • Muskrat Dam
  • Neskantaga (Lansdowne House)
  • Nibinamik (Summer Beaver)
  • Wapekeka (Angling Lake)
  • Webequie
  • Wunnumin Lake

Service is also extended to the communities of Ogoki Post (Marten Falls), Slate Falls and Peawanuck, when required.

Red Lake

Red Lake (municipality population 4700) is located 550 kilometers northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The airport is located in Cochenour (in the Municipality of Red Lake). Like our Pickle Lake Base, Red Lake provides delivery for all essential services year round to the northern communities. Our Red Lake base offers Caravan C208B aircrafts for passenger, freight and fuel delivery requirements, and additionally, one Hawker Siddeley 748 for freight needs. When required, the Pickle Lake fuel Hawker is available to complete fuel delivery for customers in the Red Lake service area.

Wasaya Airway’s Red Lake service area comprises 12 First Nation communities, in Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba, which are:

Ontario:

  • Cat Lake
  • Deer Lake
  • Keewaywin
  • North Spirit Lake
  • Pikangikum
  • Poplar Hill
  • Sachigo Lake
  • Sandy Lake

Manitoba:

  • Island Lake
  • Red Sucker Lake
  • St. Theresa Point
  • Wasagamack (serviced through Island Lake Airport)

Sioux Lookout

Sioux Lookout (population 5200) is located 370 kilometers northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Our Sioux Lookout base acts as the main hub for our passenger service to 21 First Nation communities to the north and the towns of Pickle Lake, Red Lake and the city of Thunder Bay. Also provided from Sioux Lookout are small freight shipments (small parcels, envelopes etc.,) Our Sioux Lookout base offers three state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12 (one completely dedicated to charter work) and two modern Beech 1900D aircraft for our scheduled passenger service and ad hoc charter requests.

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay (population 114,000) is located on the northwest shore of Lake Superior. Wasaya Airways’ Head Office is located in Thunder Bay at the Fort William First Nation. The hangar facility is located at the Thunder Bay International Airport. Operationally, our Thunder Bay base primarily completes contract and charter requests while providing additional connecting service to our Sioux Lookout passenger service. Services are provided by four Pilatus PC-12 and one Beech 1900D.