THUNDER BAY, ON - May 26, 2015 – Effective May 25th 2015 North Star Air of Thunder Bay, Ontario is opening up its new operating base in Red Lake and effective June 1st 2015 they are offering new services to Neskantaga First Nation from their operating base in Pickle Lake as part of their ongoing growth and expansion plans for servicing the North.
From the new Red Lake base they will be offering their full suite of cost-effective air transportation solutions that include Charter, Passenger and Freight/Cargo services. The initial communities that will be serviced from Red Lake with North Star Air’s flex-flight services are Deer Lake, Pikangikum and Poplar Hill.
Establishing new value add business relationships with North Star Air is very important for the communities as it will offer more choices and convenience for both personal and business travelers. Given their geographical proximity to each other, Deer Lake and Poplar Hill have built a long-standing bi-lateral community and economic development relationship. The inter-community flights included in these new services are also very beneficial to these two communities as it will facilitate more frequent travel between their communities as they further their growing relationship.
In response to Neskantaga growing air transportation demand, North Star Air will be utilizing their Pickle Lake base to provide new passenger and cargo services to Neskantaga.
Opening up the market to more competition will increase the standard of living for all members of the communities as North Star Air will offer competitive airfare rates along with industry leading customer service.
North Star Air has 4 Pilatus, 2 Cessna caravans and 2 Basler Turbo BT-67s and additional aircraft coming in the summer. The introduction of the modernized Basler BT-67 is truly a game changer for the north . The versatility and flexibility of the Basler BT-67 to transport cargo, passenger or the combination of both cargo and passenger will translate into better supply chain economics plus on-time performance efficiencies to serve their contract clients and customers.
Safety, reliability and affordability are at the cornerstone of their air transportation solutions.
In a Media Release, Frank Kelner CEO of North Star Air says "We are well positioned to service the growing air transportation demand of the north with a fleet of nine aircraft operating from our four bases located in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake and Red Lake."
North Star Air
Beginning in 1997 as a floatplane service North Star Air has steadily evolved its service capabilities and transformed its fleet. In 2012 new ownership was acquired and today, North Star Air is one of the leading Northern Ontario full-service airlines. As a leading provider of charter, passenger and freight/cargo services they make it their passion and commitment to safety, affordability and reliability. Their mission is to connect Northern Ontario communities and their vision is to provide the best possible customer experience throughout their entire journey. Integrity is at the cornerstone of their core values as they continue to drive for excellence