Thompson Airport

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Thompson Municipal Airport
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IATA: YTHICAO: CYTH
WMO: 71079
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Thompson Regional Airport Authority[1]
Operator Local Government District of Mystery Lake
Serves Thompson, Manitoba
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL 735 ft / 224 m
Coordinates 55°48′17″N 097°51′45″W / 55.80472°N 97.86250°W / 55.80472; -97.86250Coordinates: 55°48′17″N 097°51′45″W / 55.80472°N 97.86250°W / 55.80472; -97.86250
Website www.thompsonairport.ca
Map
CYTH is located in Manitoba
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Location in Manitoba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 5,800 1,768 Asphalt
15/33 5,077 1,547 Gravel/Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 36,217
Located in the old ATC tower

Thompson Municipal Airport (IATA: YTHICAO: CYTH) is an airport located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi)[2] north of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. It is the third busiest airport in Manitoba after Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and Winnipeg/St. Andrews Airport[4]

History[edit]

Thompson Airport was developed originally by the International Nickel Company in 1961 to support their mining operations and had one runway 3,000 ft (914 m) in length.

The airport was transferred to Transport Canada in 1963. It has since been operated by the Local Government District of Mystery Lake, and in March 2000 ownership was taken over by the Thompson Regional Airport Authority.[1][2]

The airport is served by Calm Air and Perimeter Aviation with flights to Winnipeg.[5][6] There are also bases for Custom Helicopters,[7] Wings Over Kississing,[8] Fast Air[9] Royal Canadian Mounted Police Air Services Branch and Manitoba Government Air Services. During the fire fighting season, Thompson is home to the Government Air water bombers.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Calm Air[5] Arviat, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Churchill, Coral Harbour, Flin Flon, Gillam, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay, The Pas, Whale Cove, Winnipeg
Perimeter Aviation[6] Brochet, Gods Lake Narrows, Gods River, Lac Brochet, Oxford House, Shamattawa, Tadoule Lake, Winnipeg, York Landing

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