West Wind adds service to La Ronge, Sask.

Saskatchewan's West Wind Aviation will be adding flights to La Ronge, Sask., connecting the northern community to Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Wollaston Lake and Points North Landing.

Airline already flies to several nothern communities

A plane in the West Wind Aviation fleet. (westwindaviation.ca)

Saskatchewan's West Wind Aviation will be adding flights to La Ronge, Sask., connecting the northern community to Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Wollaston Lake and Points North Landing. 

The service starts on Monday, Nov. 9. 

In a release, the company said it has already been offering transportation out of La Ronge for many years for people who work for Cameco and AREVA. The new service will be another way for local recreational, business and government employees to travel. 

"For the longest time we didn't have those chartered flights coming in directly to La Ronge on that same schedule, so I think it's supplementing some of the services that are already being provided," Thomas Sierzycki, mayor of La Ronge said. "I think any time you can build on already existing services, it's a good thing for the north."

Sierzycki said the new service is an important economic link. 

"It's going to stimulate the economy and it's very good for our airport and our region."

West Wind Aviation is 80 per cent owned by First Nations, including the Lac La Ronge Indian Band as well as other northern communities.

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