Fort Severn Airport is located in Fort Severn First Nation in Ontario, Canada. The airport is around northwest of the community, and is served by a domestic airline called Wasaya Airways. Fort Severn Airport is a public type airport that features a gravel runway surface spanning an estimated 1,000 metres, or 3,500 feet in length. The airport serves a small community with a population of around 400, Fort Severn First Nation, or Wasaho, also known legally as Fort Severn 89. Over the past thousands of years, the town has been inhabited by numerous cultures of indigenous people, but nowadays, the community consists of around 90 families in total within the area of 40 square kilometres. Located within the north of Ontario, in winter, the town is connected to Peawanuck, Ontario, as well as Shamattawa and Gillam, Manitoba, by a winter or ice road, referred to as the Wapusk Trail, towards the east and west, respectively. Within Wasaho or Fort Severn, the native speech is Swampy Cree, which is spoken by the residents, who are known as the Mushkegowuk or ‘people who live in the muskeg’. Swampy Cree is also spoken within other Swampy Cree communities which are divided into three parts such as West Swampy Cree, East Swampy Cree, and Moose Cree which include Chemawawin Cree Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Abitibiwinni First Nation, and Missanabie Cree First Nation, to name but a few.
Being served by Wasaya Airways, the airport’s destinations however, rely on Wasaya Airways’ scheduled flights. Among the scheduled services that Wasaya Airways provides include flights to and from Ontario, Canada via numerous airports that include Peawanuck Airport, Pikangikum Airport, Dryden Regional Airport, Red Lake Airport, Sachigo Lake Airport, Sandy Lake Airport, Sioux Lookout Airport, and Thunder Bay International Airport. These airports operate flights all throughout Canada. For international flights, flying to and from Toronto via Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Montreal via Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, are ideal.