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North Star Air is a Canadian airline that offers passenger, charter and cargo flights. The airline is based at Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) and offers a number of domestic flights to destinations within Canada. Overall, the airline flies to more than 15 destinations.

The airline was founded in 1997, offering seaplane flights in its first years of flying and regular flights in the years following. In 2015, the airline merged with Cargo North and took on all of its cargo services.

Baggage Policy

North Star Air has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 6 kg. This baggage must fit within the dimensions of 40 cm x 33 cm x 20 cm.

Checked Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one item of free checked baggage. This baggage must not exceed 18 kg in weight.


North Star Air passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in isn't available on North Star Air flights.

Airport Check-in

To check-in at the airport, passengers must visit one of the check-in desks at the airport of departure. Check-in desks close 30 minutes before scheduled flight departure time at all airport, except for Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, where check-in desks close 60 minutes before.

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Destinations that North Star Air flies to

North Star Air flies to a variety of destinations within Canada.

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Hub Airport

Thunder Bay International Airport

Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is an airport in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and is the hub airport for North Star Air. The airport mainly facilitates flights from airlines flying inside Canada, however, there are some airlines offering international flights from and to the airport as well.

North Star Air isn't the only airline that uses Thunder Bay International as a hub - Thunder Airlines also uses the airport as a hub, operating flights around Ontario, Quebec and select cities in the USA. However, there are a number of other airlines that fly to the airport, including Air Canada Rouge, ;Bearskin AirlinesPorter AirlinesSunwing AirlinesWasaya Airways and WestJet Encore.


North Star Air has a fleet made up of a mix of regional jets and narrow body aircraft. The airline has a mix of ATR 72, Douglas DC-3 and Pilatus PC-12 models.