|Thunder Bay Airport
|Thunder Bay, Timmins, Moosonee, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Peawanuck
|Thunder Bay, Ontario
|Christa Calabrese, President
Thunder Airlines is a Canadian scheduled flight, charter and medevac airline based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It offers an on-demand charter service from bases in Thunder Bay and Timmins. The company was founded in 1994 and operates fourteen aircraft and flies to six destinations regularly.
Thunder Airlines operates scheduled services to the following destinations in Ontario:
As of August 2019 Thunder Airlines website and Transport Canada list the following aircraft:
|Beechcraft King Air
|Seats up to nine and cruises at 385 km/h (208 kn; 239 mph)
|Cessna 208 Caravan
|208B Grand Caravan
|Seats up to nine, cruises at 270 km/h (150 kn; 170 mph), used mainly for cargo
|Seats up to seven, cruises at 500 km/h (270 kn; 310 mph), used mainly for MEDEVAC
The Transport Canada site lists:
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