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Transwest Air
IATA
9T[1]
ICAO
[1]
Callsign
ATHABASKA
Founded 2000
Hubs Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport
Secondary hubs Lynn Lake Airport (charter base)
Focus cities Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Frequent flyer program Transwest Air Miles[2]
Fleet size 51[3]
Destinations 11[4]
Company slogan When you need to fly, count on Transwest Air!
Headquarters Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Key people
Website www.transwestair.com
Transwest Air Beech 1900D C-GTWG at YQR
Transwest Air Bell 206B helicopter (C-GCNC) at YQR

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 regional turboprop airliners. The company also operates La Ronge Water Aerodrome.

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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:

Fleet

As of April 2007 Transwest Air listed a fleet of 43[3] aircraft and had 45[5] aircraft registered with Transport Canada.

Transwest Air Fleet
Aircraft Fleet Listing Variants Idents Notes
Beechraft 1900D Airliner 1 1 1900D GTWG Configured for cargo. Can be configured for 19 passengers.
Beechcraft King Air 100 2 3 A100 FEYP, GFFN, GJHW 9 passengers.
Beechcraft Super King Air 200 1 1 200 GFSG 6 passengers.
Bell 206 JetRanger 4 3 206B/206L FYID, GCNC, GYHY 3 or 5 passengers, helicopter.
Cessna 185 Skywagon 4 5 A185F GALM, GCJM, GCVJ, GXZA, GZVF 3 passengers, wheel/ski or floats.
Cessna 310 2 2 310R GAON, GZYJ 3 or 4 passengers.
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 8 7 MkI/MkII/MkIII FGHY, FGQD, FIFJ, FOED, GAEB, GHGN, GMAQ 5 or 6 passengers, wheels, skis or floats. MkIII is a Turbo Beaver.
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter 2 2 DHC3/DHC3-T FHPE, FSGD 9 passengers, wheel/skis or floats. Transwest lists both Otters as turbo, Transport Canada list one turbo and one piston.
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 5 5 100/200 Series FCCE, FGLF, FPGE,FSCA, FVOG 12 to 15 passengers, wheels, skis or floats.
Handley Page Jetstream 2 2 3112 FSEW, GPDC 16 passengers, also called the "BAE Jetstream 31".
Mitsubishi MU-2 0 1 MU-2B-36A FKIO
Piper PA-31 Navajo 13 13 PA31/PA31-325/PA31-350 FAAF, FNVH, FQWP, FZPJ, GAYY, GCTG, GGIQ, GNOV, GQHV, GRQG, GUNP 7 passengers.
Saab 340 3 3 340A/340B GKCY,GTJX,GTWK 34 passengers.

Transport Canada also listed GELT, a Bell 206 and GPNO, a Beechcraft Travel Air with cancelled certificates. There is also a listing for FDMY, a Bell 206, again with a cancelled certificate that had been registered to Athabaska Airways.

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