Safety. Service. Success.It’s how we operate every day.

Our Company

Thunder Airlines was founded in 1994 with one general goal in mind — to serve the Northern Ontario communities — and that is precisely what we do. Our specialized fleet of aircraft and friendly staff can accommodate you in a helpful way, and no matter what you need, we are your northern connection.

Based out of Thunder Bay and Timmins, we service almost all airports in Ontario and surrounding areas with frequent and reliable flights.

We are one of the largest Medical Transfer contractors for ORNGE (Ontario Ministry of Health) and supply charter air service to many organizations in Ontario. We also operate scheduled passenger service to the coast of James Bay, from our Timmins base.

Thunder Airlines takes pride in our strong relationships with the people of Northern Ontario, our strong safety record, and the fact that we have been able to grow and serve the unique demands of this industry in a professional, courteous way.



Our Fleet

Beechcraft King Air

  • Number: 7
  • Seats: Up to 9
  • Speed: 385 km/h
  • Specialty: All-Around & Daily Flights

The Beechcraft King Air 100 is a great all-purpose aircraft with a rich history. It can carry plenty of cargo, comfortably seat 9 passengers in its pressurized cabin, and cruise at 385 km/h.

The King Air can be set up with 9 standard seats, 7 executive seats, or even have individual seats removed to make room for extra cargo.

Mitsubishi MU-2

  • Number: 5
  • Seats: Up to 7
  • Speed: 500 km/h
  • Specialty: Speed & Medevac

Powered by two Garrett turboprop engines, the Mitsubishi MU-2 is one fast bird, clocking in with a cruise speed of up to 500 km/h.

Although Thunder Airlines uses the MU-2 mainly for medical patient transfers, it is also used for charters of up to seven people when time is of the essence.

Cessna Grand Caravan

  • Number: 1
  • Seats: Up to 9
  • Speed: 270 km/h
  • Specialty: Cargo & Specialty

The Cessna Grand Caravan is truly a workhorse that can be relied upon to get the job done. It is specifically designed to fit plenty of cargo of all shapes and sizes and lift it to your destination.

Its large, roomy interior can also accommodate up to 9 passengers. Thunder Airlines uses the Caravan for most of its cargo shipments and specialty charters.