Transwest Air

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Transwest Air
IATA
9T[1]
ICAO
ABS[2]
Callsign
ATHABASKA
Founded 2000
Hubs Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport, Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Secondary hubs (Stony Rapids Airport) (Fond-du-Lac Airport) (Wollaston Lake Airport) (charter base)
Focus cities Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Transwest Air Loyalty Points
Fleet size 37[3]/43[4]
Destinations 7[5]
Company slogan Your Airline ~ Flying Your Way!
Headquarters Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Website www.transwestair.com
Transwest Air Terminal at Stony Rapids Airport
Transwest Air Beech 1900D C-GTWG at Regina International Airport
Transwest Air Bell 206B helicopter C-GCNC at Regina International Airport
Transwest Air Saab 340A C-GKCY

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, Stony Rapids Water Aerodrome.

History[edit]

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, Athabasca Airways, which still exists under the name "Transwest Air". Glass died in 1999.

Passenger services[edit]

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

Fleet[edit]

As of October 2014 Transwest Air listed a fleet of 37[3] aircraft and had 43[4] aircraft registered with Transport Canada.

Transwest Air Fleet
Aircraft Fleet Listing Variants Idents Notes
Beechraft 1900D Airliner 1 1 1900D C-GTWG 18 passengers. Can be configured for cargo.
Beechcraft King Air 100 1 1 A100 C-GJHW 9 passengers.
Beechcraft Super King Air 200 1 1 200 C-GFSG Medivac configuration.
Beechcraft Super King Air 300 1 1 300 C-FSEW 8 passengers.
Beechcraft Super King Air 350 2 2 B300 C-GPDC, C-GSYC 9-13 passengers. Can be configured for Medivac.
Bell 205 2 2 Bell 205A-1 C-FYHD, C-FJTG up to 14 passengers, helicpoter
Bell 206 JetRanger 4 4 206B/206L-4 C-FTMC, C-GCNC, C-GELT, C-GYHY 3 or 5 passengers, helicopter.
Bell 407 4 4 C-FOHG, C-FOKD, C-GAVL, C-GVTH up to 6 passengers, helicopter
Cessna 185 Skywagon 1 2 A185F C-GXZA 3 passengers, wheel/ski or floats.
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 5 6 MkI/MkII/MkIII C-FGHY, C-FGQD, C-FIFJ, C-GAEB, C-GMAQ, C-FORC 5 or 6 passengers, wheels, skis or floats. MkIII is a Turbo Beaver.
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter 2 2 DHC3/DHC3-T C-FHPE, C-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 4 5 100/200 Series C-FSCA, C-FVOG, C-FGLF, C-FPGE 12 to 15 passengers, wheels, skis or floats.
Piper PA-31 Navajo 6 8 PA31-310/PA31-350 C-GAYY, C-FAAF, C-FNVH, C-GGIQ, C-GQHV, C-GUNP 8 passengers.
Saab 340 3 3 340A/340B C-GKCY, C-GTJX, C-GTWK 34 passengers. 340A can be configured for cargo.

Transwest formerly operated British Aerospace BAe Jetstream 31 twin turboprop aircraft.

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