Bearskin Air Announces Service Resumption Effective September 14, 2020

Bearskin Air

THUNDER BAY – The Bear is going to return to the air.

Effective Monday, September 14, 2020, Bearskin Airlines will resume scheduled service between Thunder Bay and Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, offering a single flight each weekday. Service will feature connections over Bearskin’s Thunder Bay hub to/from Air Canada’s Toronto service and between NW and NE Ontario with Bearskin Airlines.

Service to these communities was suspended March 23rd due to COVID-19.

In addition, service between Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, and North Bay will be increased every other week, bringing weekday service to two flights daily as well as Sunday service. Connections will again be available between Bearskin’s NW Ont and NE Ont cities served.

Companywide protocols have been established to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ensuring the safety of employees and passengers, warranting this startup and expansion of service. In addition, a recent survey of frequent flyers between Thunder Bay, Dryden, Fort Frances and Kenora has indicated that the majority are ready now to fly Bearskin Airlines again.

Protocols to Ensure the Safety of Passengers Flying with Bearskin Airlines.

  • We were among the first airlines to implement a preboarding questionnaire as part of our enhanced screening procedures.
  • Our front line employees conduct a self-assessment health check including temperature check at the start of each shift.
  • Protective plexiglass has been installed at many airport stations and our cleaning and sanitation practices are greatly
  • We are practicing physical distancing at airport counters
  • Our front line staff and all passengers are required to wear face coverings within the airport and
  • Dual temperature checks are performed at all major airports including the use of infrared thermometer at check in and again using thermal camera imaging at
  • All aircraft are fogged between flights using an Ultrasan solution that kills 99.9% of germs and is 100% human, animal, and food


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