North Star Air Introduces Optimized Routes, Flexibility, Saver Fares and More Choices

North Star Air Pilatus BC 12
North Star Air Pilatus BC 12 at the Thunder Bay International Airport
Aviation is a key for Northern development

THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – As part of their continued network optimization strategies. North Star Air is introducing the next phase of their plans effective June 15th 2016. This optimization will provide better routes and schedules, flexibility, new saver fares and more choices to better serve their customers.

This phase of optimization is a result of growth and demand across all their lines of businesses which include passenger, charter, cargo/freight and fuel services. Currently, their Flex Flight passenger services serve 18 destinations in Northern Ontario with 80% of those destinations being First Nation communities. Going forward, they are building out a scalable flex network to expand the number of destinations.

North Star Air is a successful airline offering a full suite of cost-effective air transportation solutions. A seasoned executive team along with their modernized and low maintenance fleet positions them well to compete and serve the growing demand across the north and beyond. Their fleet includes 3 Basler Turbo BT-67, 6 Pilatus PC-12 and 2 Cessna Caravans with plans to add more aircraft.

Today, they operate from their various bases and locations in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, Red Lake, and Kapuskasing.

North Star Air continues to demonstrate their commitment to the North through their revenue sharing agreements with 10 First Nations. Since the inception of the strategic partnerships, they have contributed more than one million dollars and counting to their partner communities which gets invested back into their local economies.

One of their goals is to become the preferred airline of choice for people, businesses and communities by putting customers at the center of their business.

Another key goal is to increase their market share by continually assessing and adapting to the changing market by providing relevant solutions.

For details regarding flight schedules and to book your travel plans, please contact North Star Air at 1.844.633.6294 or email them at

“Our aim is to create a competitive environment where all airlines serving Northern Ontario have to compete in terms of choices, fares and services to earn the customer’s business while being committed to safety, reliability, accountability and quality of service.” said MaryEllen Thomas, Commercial and Community/PR Relations for North Star Air.

North Star Air flight routes across Northern Ontario
North Star Air flight routes across Northern Ontario


In 2012, North Star Air underwent a change in ownership. North Star Air merged with Cargo North in 2015, a move to optimize operations and services to better serve their customers.

North Star Air is a profitable air carrier that provides a full suite of cost-effective air transportation solutions for charter, passenger, cargo and fuel services. They serve Northern Ontario and beyond from their operating bases and locations in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Pickle Lake and Kapuskasing. They have an expanding modernized and low maintenance fleet that consists of 6 Pilatus PC-12, 2 Cessna Grand Caravans and 3 Basler BT-67 aircraft; a game changer for the North, the versatility and flexibility to transport cargo, passenger or the combination of both cargo and passenger will translate into better supply chain economic plus on-time performance efficiencies to serve their contract clients and customers.

Their Flex Flight passenger services currently serve 18 destinations in Northwestern Ontario where 80% are First Nation communities. Their cargo business is experiencing significant growth as a result of new contracts with major corporations that provide lifeline services to the North.

In 2015, they opened their check-in counters in the Thunder Bay airport and Sioux Lookout airport in support of their growth strategies and to ensure the best possible customer journey. They monitor and expand their network based on the market conditions to accommodate the growing demands for charter, passenger, freight/cargo, fuel services and other community needs.

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