Exploits Valley Air Services (8K, Gander) has announced it will begin scheduled passenger charter flights to Fogo Island, the largest of the offshore islands in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, towards year-end.

The carrier, which operates under the Air Canada Express brand, said in a statement flights from Gander would launch around mid-December using a refurbished DHC-6 recently purchased from the Pike Group of Companies.

The frequency of flights will depend on the demand, EVAS president Patrick White said adding that infrastructure for passengers and crew as well as de-icing equipment would need to be in place first before a formal schedule is put in place.