In the fall of 2017, our parent company, Exchange Income Corporation (TSX: EIF) made the decision to join Perimeter Aviation and Bearskin Airlines, to strengthen both airlines, and facilitate and encourage continued growth. This merger is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 and our mandate is to keep the best of these two northern aviation icons and together explore and develop new offerings and services for our customers.
Although technically Bearskin Airlines (the legal business entity) no longer exists, a decision was also made by Exchange Income Corporation to continue operating the Bearskin Brand of service within the new larger (Perimeter Aviation) airline.
Connecting Horizons - Bringing Perimeter Aviation and Bearskin Airlines together allows for enhanced travel opportunities on both airlines throughout a much broader region by making one reservation, using one ticket and accessing one low fare. In July, Perimeter Aviation will migrate to a new Reservation System called ameliaRes and by this fall, Bearskin Airlines will also move to this new reservation platform. Once both airlines are hosted on ameliaRes, you will be able to book end to end systemwide travel on either airline via either call center or on either online booking site. Currently, both airlines can book limited travel on each other primarily between Winnipeg and many NW Ontario markets served.
For Bearskin customers who may not be familiar with Perimeter Aviation, we look forward to welcoming you aboard one of Perimeter Aviation’s flights. Established in 1960, Perimeter Aviation has grown into a diversified regional airline providing scheduled flight services for many remote communities in Manitoba and NW Ontario. With bases located in Winnipeg, Thompson and Sioux Lookout, Perimeter services the travel and shipping needs of more than 25 communities in NW Ontario and Manitoba.
Whether you are customer of Perimeter Aviation or Bearskin Airlines, our routes and airlines are now considered as one, working together to serve you better.