Thompson Airport

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Thompson Municipal Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorThompson Regional Airport Authority[1]
ServesThompson, Manitoba, Canada
Time zoneCST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL735 ft / 224 m
Coordinates55°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
Websitewww.thompsonairport.ca
Map
CYTH is located in Manitoba
CYTH
CYTH
Location in Manitoba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 5,800 1,768 Asphalt
15/33 5,079 1,548 Gravel/asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements36,217

Thompson Municipal Airport (IATA: YTH, ICAO: 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 was then operated by the Local Government District of Mystery Lake until March 2000, when ownership was taken over by the Thompson Regional Airport Authority, which is the current operator.[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]

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

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