Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hawkair to provide training and employment opportunities for Nisga'a as part of new joint venture

Hawkair and Gingolx Enterprises have outlined more
background on their recently signed Joint Venture

On Tuesday, Hawkair and Gingolx Enterprises Ltd. outlined some more details of their recently announced joint venture, a project which we first noted on the blog last week.

In a media release, the two new partners in the new venture detailed the scope of the agreement which will see Hawkair providing training and employment opportunities for members of the Nisga'a Nation.

“We are very excited to offer training and employment opportunities to the Nisga’a Village of Gingolx and members from the Nisga’a Nation,” ... “we’re proud to be taking a long term approach to helping build our communities together.” --  Jay Dilley, President of Hawkair on a recent agreement between the airline and the Nisga'a community of Gingolx.

For the Gingolx Government, the new direction for their investment arm will see the Nisga'a enter into the air transportation field, working with Hawkair to provide aviation services to organizations doing business within the Nisga'a Territory and beyond.

“Air transportation is a key cause and factor in economic growth and employs a large number of highly trained people” ... “This agreement allows us to capture the economic benefits for the good of the region as opposed to them flowing outside of British Columbia with other carriers.” -- President Les Clayton of Gingolx Enterprise Ltd., noting the focus that his organization brings to the new agreement with Hawkair.

The full media release, along with links to both Hawkair and Gingolx Enterprises Ltd can be found here.  No financial terms of the new arrangement were released as part of the information release.

Hawkair provides scheduled air service to a number of British Columbia communities, including direct access to Vancouver from Terrace and Prince Rupert.

For more items related to air transportation in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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