Starting Monday, May 7, patients and escorts from Waskaganish and Whapmagoostui will benefit from expanded CHB Air Charter services. The new service to Waskaganish will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. A weekly flight on Sundays will provide service to Whapmagoostui.
“This expanded service is part of our commitment to providing the best-possible support for our clients,” says Nathalie Beaulieu, Northern Operations Centre Manager. “We are working closely with our partner Air Creebec to coordinate flight schedules to provide the highest quality level of service. For example, clients from coastal communities travelling on the Air Creebec commercial flight to Chisasibi will benefit from shorter wait times - reducing wait time in the terminal."
Here are the other benefits from the revised schedule:
- Chisasibi to Montreal: 3 direct flights with stretcher each week
- Chisasibi to Chibougamau: daily direct flight Monday to Friday
- Chisasibi arrivals: before lunch
- Montreal arrivals: before dinner so clients can settle-in to their lodging before medical appointment the next day
photo: Gaston Cooper, Air Creebec