Transwest Air


Transwest Air

Infobox Airline
airline = Transwest Air
logo =
logo_size = 200
fleet_size = 43 [http://www.transwestair.com/default.aspx?page=10 Transwest Air Fleet] ]
destinations = 11 [ [http://www.transwestair.com/images/Articles/4_fullschedlarge-winter-revised.pdf TransWest Air schedule] ]
IATA = 9T [http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/ Airline Codes] ]
ICAO = ABS
callsign = ATHABASKA
parent =
company_slogan = "When you need to fly, count on Transwest Air!"
founded = 2000
headquarters = Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
key_people =
hubs = Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport
secondary_hubs = Lynn Lake Airport (charter base)
focus_cities = Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
frequent_flyer = Transwest Air Miles [ [http://www.transwestair.com/default.aspx?page=23 Transwest Air Miles] ]
lounge =
alliance =
website = [http://www.transwestair.com/ www.transwestair.com]

Transwest Air is a scheduled and charter airline primarily serving the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Its headquarters and main base is at Prince Albert.

Transwest was formed in 2000 by the merger of two existing airlines: Air Sask (La Ronge Aviation) and Athabaska Airways.

Transwest's current equipment includes a number of bush planes and helicopters, plus three Saab 340 mini-airliners. The company also operates La Ronge Water Aerodrome.

History

The company was founded by Floyd Glass, who learned to fly in the late 1930s, then served as a military flying training instructor during the Second World War. Postwar, he was the first general manager of the provincial Crown corporation Saskatchewan Government Airways. He resigned from this post, flew briefly with British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Airways, then returned to Saskatchewan and in 1955 formed his own firm, Athabaska Airways, which still exists under the name "Transwest Air". Glass died in 2000.

Passenger services

Transwest Air offers scheduled flights to/from the following locations:

*Alberta
**Fort McMurray (Fort McMurray Airport)
*Saskatchewan
**Fond-du-Lac (Fond-du-Lac Airport)
**La Ronge (La Ronge (Barber Field) Airport)
**Points North (Points North Landing Airport)
**Prince Albert (Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport)
**Regina (Regina International Airport)
**Saskatoon (Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport)
**Stony Rapids (Stony Rapids Airport)
**Uranium City (Uranium City Airport)
**Wollaston Lake (Wollaston Lake Airport)
*Manitoba
**Lynn Lake (Lynn Lake Airport) (charter base)

Fleet

As of April 2007 Transwest Air listed a fleet of 43 aircraft and had 45 [http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/activepages/ccarcs/en/Current_E.asp?x_lang=E Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Transwest Air"] (enter Transwest Air in the box titled "Owner Name")] aircraft registered with Transport Canada.

Transport Canada also listed [http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/activepages/ccarcs/en/CurrentSearch_E.asp?x_Mark=GELT&x_lang=E&x_
] , a Bell 206 and [http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/activepages/ccarcs/en/CurrentSearch_E.asp?x_Mark=GPNO&x_lang=E&x_
] , a Beechcraft Travel Air with cancelled certificates. There is also a listing for [http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/activepages/ccarcs/en/CurrentSearch_e.asp?x_reset=Y FDMY] , a Bell 206, again with a cancelled certificate that had been registered to Athabaska Airways.

References

External links

* [http://www.transwestair.com Company site]


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