Thunder Bay Airport – United Airlines Ceases Service

United Airlines will cease flights from Thunder Bay International Airport
United Airlines will cease flights from Thunder Bay International Airport

United Ceases Service – Westjet Steps Up

THUNDER BAY – Change is in the air at the Thunder Bay International Airport.  Effective April 24, United Airlines will cease service between Thunder Bay and Chicago. This change comes one week after WestJet’s announcement of additional service to Thunder Bay through its regional carrier-Encore.

“Although we regret the cessation of any service, Thunder Bay’s connectivity to the United States continues to be well-served via either Winnipeg or Toronto by Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines,” according to Ed Schmidtke, Manager Business Development.

Effective June 27, WestJet’s Encore product will depart four times daily to Toronto and twice to Winnipeg.  “The airline industry is one of constant change. Through route expansion and strategic partnerships, the three carriers continuing to serve Thunder Bay are improving connections to the United States and to destinations internationally.

Options for air travelers continue to expand and improve,” said Mr. Schmidtke.

Thunder Bay Airport experienced a record year for passenger volumes in 2013, with volumes exceeding 779,000 passengers on the strength of 60 daily flights to destinations throughout Northern Ontario, Winnipeg, Toronto, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.


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