Thunder Airlines

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Thunder Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
- [1] THU[2] AIR THUNDER[2]
AOC #8882[4]
HubsThunder Bay Airport
Focus citiesThunder Bay, Timmins, Moosonee, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Peawanuck
Fleet size14[5]
HeadquartersThunder Bay, Ontario
Key peopleChrista Calabrese, President
A Mitsubishi MU-2B of Thunder Airlines taxiing at the Toronto City Centre Airport
The former logo of the company.

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:[6]


As of August 2019 Thunder Airlines website and Transport Canada list the following aircraft:[5]

Thunder Airlines fleet
Aircraft No. of
Variants Notes
Beechcraft King Air 7 100 series Seats up to nine and cruises at 385 km/h (208 kn; 239 mph)[7]
Cessna 208 Caravan 1 208B Grand Caravan Seats up to nine, cruises at 270 km/h (150 kn; 170 mph), used mainly for cargo[7]
Mitsubishi MU-2 6 Marquise (MU-2B-60) Seats up to seven, cruises at 500 km/h (270 kn; 310 mph), used mainly for MEDEVAC[7]

The Transport Canada site lists:

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On November 27, 2023, a MEDEVAC flight flown on a Mitsubishi MU-2 crashed upon landing at Wawa Airport, destroying the plane. No injuries were reported, but the runway was closed for over 2 days.[11]


  1. ^ IATA Airline and Airport Code Search. Retrieved 1 December 2013
  2. ^ a b "ICAO Designators for Canadian Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services" (PDF). Nav Canada. 2023-05-04. p. 8. Retrieved 2023-02-27. Thunder Airlines: THU, AIR THUNDER
  3. ^ Company History
  4. ^ Transport Canada (2019-08-26), Civil Aviation Services (CAS) AOC.
  5. ^ a b "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Thunder Airlines". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  6. ^ a b Route Map
  7. ^ a b c Our Fleet
  8. ^ Mitsubishi MU-2B-36
  9. ^ Mitsubishi MU-2B-36A
  10. ^ Mitsubishi MU-2B-60
  11. ^ MacDonald, Darren (November 27, 2023). "No injuries after plane destroyed in airport crash in Wawa, Ont". Retrieved November 28, 2023.

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