There is now a new option for shipping cargo to and from Thompson.
North Star Air is set to partially move in to the airport on June 11th, though their $5.5M hangar isn’t scheduled to be fully finished until closer to the end of the month.
The airline says that they’re only going to be operating cargo flights, but have left the door open for passenger transportation down the road.
Tom Meilleur, the Vice President of North Star Air, spoke at a recent Thompson Chamber of Commerce meeting and said that North Star currently has 20 local full-time employees, with plans to add more within the next few months.
The Thunder Bay-based airline was acquired by the North West Company back in April 2017 in hopes of stabilizing food costs in the north.
Photo of Tom Meilleur at the Thompson Chamber of Commerce, courtesy of Kyle Darbyson, Thompson Citizen.