North Star Air adds ATR 42-300 aircraft to its fleet

North Star Air
North Star Air
North Star Air has leased an ATR 42-300

THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – North Star Air are pleased to announce a new addition to the company’s fleet, an ATR 42-300 aircraft. The addition of the ATR 42-300 to North Star Air’s fleet is part of the company’s overall investment strategy to serve new routes and support the growing needs of communities and customers.

From Thunder Bay, the ATR 42 will initially serve the east side of their Flex Flight network which includes the following First Nation communities; Fort Hope, Neskantaga and Webequie. In addition this aircraft will also be available for charters.

The ATR 42 is a two engine turboprop aircraft that offers the comfort of a jet but at the cost of turboprop. It will seat up to 44 passengers. It’s combination of high overall performance and comfort unmatched in its class, while keeping the competitive economics which are the trademark of ATR aircraft. It is an aircraft fit for the extreme due to its capability to operate in challenging environments.

Some of the key features of this aircraft and service are a stand-up cabin, large cargo area, independent lavatory, a flight attendant and complimentary snacks and beverages.

Frank Kelner, President and CEO of North Star Air says “The addition of the ATR 42 to our fleet is a major milestone allowing us to respond to the evolving market requirements while offering the highest standard of comfort and safety. Working with our First Nation strategic partners remains a top priority.”

With communities and customer care at the centre of their business, North Star Air is constantly looking for ways to offer their customers more value, provide new services to meet the needs of communities and customers and work hard to earn loyalty. Delivering an outstanding customer experience at every touch point is what the entire organization is passionate about.

North Star Air has 11 First Nation community partners that continue to hold revenue share agreements and collaborate to address their air transportation requirements on a regular basis.

Booking is now available online at or through reservations at 1.844.633.6294 ext 3.

About North Star Air

NSA is a privately-held airline that was founded in 1997. It has grown rapidly over the past three years and today operates a fleet of 12 aircraft providing passenger, charter and cargo services, primarily within Northwestern Ontario, with bases in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, and Red Lake.,

About West Wind Aviation

West Wind Aviation is working with North Star Air by providing a short term lease with this aircraft. They operate from bases in Saskatoon, La Ronge and Stony Rapids, as well as in satellite locations in northern Saskatchewan. West Wind Aviation is proud to be First Nations and Employee-owned.  Athabasca Basin Development, who represents the seven communities in the Athabasca Basin, is the majority shareholder with 65% of the organization.  The Prince Albert Development Corporation has held 22% of the organization since 2002.  This alliance, along with employee ownership, has offered West Wind an opportunity for growth and expansion while continuing to build on the company’s strengths.

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