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Thunder Airlines, also known as Thunder Air, is a scheduled and charter airline based in Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1995 and started operations with a single aircraft. Thunder Airlines offers on-demand charter service from bases in and around Thunder Bay and Timmins in Ontario. It primarily serves remote communities in Northern Ontario that aren't road-accessible therefore it is an essential transportation link within these areas.

Over the years, Thunder Airlines has expanded its operations and now has a fleet of 10 aircraft including several Beechcraft King Air turboprops and Cessna Caravan single-engine aircraft.

Baggage Policy

Thunder Airlines has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

For carry-on baggage, passengers are permitted one personal item (such as a laptop bag, purse or backpack) and a standard carry-on bag.

The carry-on bag cannot exceed dimensions of 23 x 40 x 50 cm or a weight of 9 kg.

Checked Baggage

The rules for checked baggage with Thunder Airlines will vary depending on the route and fare type.

Please check with the airline for specific checked baggage rules before flying.

Cabin Classes

Thunder Airlines only has one cabin class. Seats are in an economy-class configuration with ample legroom. Complimentary snacks and beverages are served onboard.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

Due to the nature of flights operated by Thunder Airlines, in-flight entertainment is not provided.

We recommend bringing your own forms of entertainment on board such as books, pre-downloaded TV shows/movies or podcasts.

Food & Drink

Meals are not offered on flights with Thunder Airlines, however, complimentary snacks and drinks are served on board - this includes soft drinks and coffee.


Thunder Airlines 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 for flights with Thunder Air.

Airport Check-in

Check-in for your Thunder Air flight needs to be done at the airport. The airline recommends that passengers arrive at the airport at least 45 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time and be checked in at least 30 minutes before departure.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Thunder Air doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program, however, it does provide charter services for businesses and organisations with a customised solution for these clients based on their specific needs.

Airline Alliance

The airline doesn't currently belong to any airline alliance however it does have partnerships with other airlines and travel service providers to offer passengers additional benefits such as ground transportation and hotel accommodations.

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Destinations that Thunder Airlines flies to

Thunder Airlines operates charter and scheduled flights to over 20 destinations around Northern Ontario and Quebec in Canada. It also flies to select cities in the United States. Below is a full list of destinations that Thunder Airlines flies to:

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Hub Airport

Thunder Bay International Airport

Thunder Bay International Airport is a regional airport situated in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It serves as a hub for several airlines including Thunder Air.

The airport has one terminal building that handles both domestic and international flights. It offers amenities including restaurants, shops and free Wi-Fi.

From Thunder Bay International Airport, you can fly to several destinations in Canada and the USA including Toronto, Winnipeg, Minneapolis and Chicago, among others.


Thunder Airlines has 14 aircraft in its fleet including the Beechcraft King Air, the Mitsubishi MU-2 and the Cessna Grand Caravan.

The Beechcraft King Air 100 can seat up to 9 passengers and is ideal for the airline's charter and cargo services.

The Mitsubishi MU-2 can seat up to 7 passengers and is used mainly for the airline's medical patient transfers as well as charter services.

The airline uses the Cessna Grand Caravan for its special charter operations as well as cargo shipments. It can seat up to 9 passengers with plenty of room.