Thompson Airport

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Thompson Municipal Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorThompson Regional Airport Authority [1]
Serves Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
  Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation  AMSL 735 ft / 224 m
Coordinates 55°48′17″N097°51′45″W / 55.80472°N 97.86250°W / 55.80472; -97.86250 Coordinates: 55°48′17″N097°51′45″W / 55.80472°N 97.86250°W / 55.80472; -97.86250
Website www.thompsonairport.ca
Map
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Location in Manitoba
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
06/245,8001,768Asphalt
15/335,0791,548Gravel/asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements36,217

Thompson Municipal Airport( IATA : YTH, ICAO : CYTH) is an airport in Mystery Lake located 3 nautical mile s (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) [2] north of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. It is the third-busiest airport in Manitoba after Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and Winnipeg/St. Andrews Airport. [4]

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Mystery Lake, Manitoba Local Government District in Manitoba, Canada

Mystery Lake is a local government district (LGD) in northern Manitoba. It surrounds the city of Thompson, although most of its territory lies to the southwest and south of the city. It is named after Mystery Lake, a lake located in the northeast section of the LGD, northeast of Thompson.

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History

Thompson Airport was developed originally by the International Nickel Company in 1961 to support their mining operations and had one runway 3,000 ft (914 m) in length.

The airport was transferred to Transport Canada in 1963. It was then operated by the Local Government District of Mystery Lake until March 2000, when ownership was taken over by the Thompson Regional Airport Authority, which is the current operator. [1] [2]

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The airport is served by Calm Air and Perimeter Aviation with flights to Winnipeg. [5] [6] There are also bases for Custom Helicopters, [7] Wings Over Kississing, [8] Fast Air [9] Royal Canadian Mounted Police Air Services Branch and Manitoba Government Air Services. During the fire fighting season, Thompson is home to the Government Air water bombers.

Calm Air International LP. is a full service airline, offering passenger, charter and freight services in northern Manitoba and the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. It is owned by Exchange Income Corporation with its main base in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Perimeter Aviation is an airline with its head office on the property of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Perimeter Aviation operates 32 aircraft on scheduled, charter, and medevac service. It was established and started operations in 1960. It operates scheduled passenger services from Winnipeg to 23 destinations, freight and MEDEVAC services. Its main base is Winnipeg International Airport.

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Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Calm Air [5] Churchill, Coral Harbour, Flin Flon, Gillam, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay, The Pas, Winnipeg
Perimeter Aviation [6] Brochet, Gods Lake Narrows, Gods River, Lac Brochet, Oxford House, Shamattawa, Tadoule Lake, Winnipeg, York Landing

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