In recognition of its 15th anniversary, Transwest Air has donated 53 flights to Prince Albert to post-secondary students and their families from Fond Du Lac Denesuline First Nation. “One clear struggle that northerners face is that to attend post-secondary education, they must leave their homes and community for significant periods of time,” Transwest Air executive vice-president Garrett Lawless said in a statement.
“Understandably, this is very difficult emotionally and financially, and this is why so few in the north achieve this.” Transwest Air decided to celebrate its anniversary by donating flights to Fond Du Lac First Nation because of the strength of the relationship between them, according to Transwest Air. The airline company operates 35 aircraft of different types flying routes across the province. The airline is known for charter flights and service to northern communities and mines.