Bearskin Airlines will commence nonstop scheduled service between the John C Munro Hamilton International Airport and Kapuskasing, Ontario.A single round trip flight will be offered weekly, departing Hamilton each Thursday at 7:00am and arriving Kapuskasing at 8:45am. Return service will depart Kapuskasing at 9:15am arriving in Hamilton at 11:00am.
Bearskin Airlines will utilize the 19 passenger Fairchild Metroliner for this service. The Fairchild Metro was designed specifically to serve the regional airline market. Since its introduction, more than 1,000 Metros and Merlins have been built, making the Metro and its derivatives one of the most popular regional aircraft in the industry. Bearskin operates 16 Fairchild Metroliners. Equipped with twin turbine engines, these pressurized aircraft offer exceptional speed and range. Every passenger receives a window and aisle seat in this two row, centre aisle configured aircraft.
Bearskin’s decision to commence Hamilton-Kapuskasing service is related in part to demand for a more direct service for workers commuting between Hamilton and the Lower Mattagami River Redevelopment Project north of Kapuskasing. It is expected that weekly service will also be convenient for business and leisure travelers.