The Thompson regional Airport Authority can be contacted in the following ways:
P.O. Box 112
Thompson, MB R8N 1M9
President/CEO, Curtis Ross: Curtis.Ross@fly-yth.ca
Airport Manager, Corinne Stewart: Corinne.Stewart@fly-yth.ca
Operations Manager, Maggie Taylor: Maggie.Taylor@fly-yth.ca
Financial Officer, Debbie Cormier: Debbie.Cormier@fly-yth.ca
Security Manager, Melissa Lounsbury: Melissa.Lounsbury@fly-yth.ca
The Thompson Airport is operated and owned by the Thompson Regional Airport Authority.
Airport Security (Parking, etc): 204-778-6448
Mining, government, hydroelectric power, cold weather testing and tourism are all essential to our region's success.
Formed in 1999, the Thompson Regional Airport Authority (TRAA) is comprised of 3 founding members and 9 appointed board members. The 3 founding members are North Central Development, Keewatin Tribal Council and the Thompson Chamber of Commerce.
The TRAA's Board of Directors is made up of local business owners, retired aviation personnel and other citizens interested in maintaining and improving the Thompson Airport.
Vince Shumka- Chairperson
Mark McClelland- Vice Chairperson
Tebesi Mosala- V.P. Operations
Raj Thethy- V.P. Finance
Bruce Krentz- V.P. Public Relations
Keith MacDonald- Secretary to the Board, Chamber of Commerce Representative
Glen Flett- Community Futures North Central Developement Representative
Harvey Weenusk- Keewatin Tribal Council
Located 6 miles northwest of the City of Thompson, the Thompson Airport has a catch basin of 37 towns and villages containing a population of approximately 43,000, many of which are accessible only by air during the warm months.
The Thompson Airport was originally developed by the International Nickel Company in 1961 to support their mining operations. The Airport was transferred to Transport Canada in 1963 and was operated by the Local Government District of Mystery Lake. In March of 2000, ownership was taken over by the Thompson Regional Airport Authority.
The Airport is served by Calm Air International and Perimeter Aviation with flights to Winnipeg. There are also bases for Custom Helicopters, Missinippi Airways, RCMP Air Division and Manitoba Government Air. During the fire-fighting season, Thompson is home to the Government Air water bombers.
Thompson Airport is equipped with the latest navigational aids, such as an Instrument Landing System (ILS), Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and a Non Directional Beacon (NDB). A radar site was constructed in 1989 and became operational in 1995 and a high intensity lighting system was completed in 1992.
The Thompson Airport is looking for dynamic individuals who are passionate about northern Manitoba aviation. We have great opportunities available for people interested in the freight and passenger industry.