Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT)

Thunder Bay International Airport

Thunder Bay International Airport (IATA: YQT, ICAO: CYQT) is an airport located 8.1 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The airport is the fourth busiest in Ontario and the 16th busiest in Canada, with over 761,000 passengers passing through its doors in 2012.

Thunder Bay Airport offers a variety of amenities and services to passengers, including restaurants, shops, ATMs, and currency exchange. YQT Airport is a vital part of the Thunder Bay community, providing essential air transportation services to the city and surrounding region. The airport is also a major economic engine, generating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity each year.

General Information about Thunder Bay Airport

The following table is an overview of YQT Airport indicated below:

AirportThunder Bay International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorThunder Bay International Airports Authority
Built In (Year)1997
ServesThunder Bay, Ontario
Thunder Bay International Airport CodeCYQT, YQT
Hub forPAL Airlines
Cougar Helicopters
Thunder Bay International Airport TerminalsOne Terminal Building
Thunder Bay Airport Runway2
Thunder Bay Airport Coordinates48°22′19″N 089°19′18″W
Contact Number807-473-2600
Thunder Bay Airport Address100 Princess St, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S2, Canada
Elevation654 ft / 199 m

Thunder Bay International Airport Code

Thunder Bay International Airport code is YQT. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Thunder Bay. 

WMO Code71749

Thunder Bay Airport Map

The YQT Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Thunder Bay Airport International Runway

YQT Airport has two runways.

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Thunder Bay Airport Terminal

Thunder Bay International Airport has only one terminal building. This three-story terminal serves all passengers and airlines at the airport. This terminal building has three levels. The main floor houses the check-in counters, baggage claim, and a few shops and restaurants. The second floor has more shops and restaurants, as well as the airport’s security checkpoint. The third floor is the departure lounge, with gates for both domestic and international flights.

Nearest Airports to Thunder Bay International Airport YQT

Major airports near St. John’s International Airport:

  • Duluth International Airport (DLH / KDLH) – 323 km 
  • Dryden Regional Airport (YHD / CYHD) – 356 km
  • Falls International Airport (INL / KINL) – 356 km
  • Sioux Lookout Airport (YXL / CYXL) – 383 km
  • Range Regional Airport (HIB / KHIB) – 409 km
  • Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport (RHI / KRHI) – 600 km
  • Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX / KCMX) – 660 km 
  • Ford Airport (IMT / KIMT) – 681 km
  • Sawyer International Airport (MQT / KSAW / SAW) – 723 km

Airlines Operating from Thunder Bay Airport

There are multiple airline services available at Thunder Bay International Airport:

Regular Scheduled Service

  • Air Canada 
  • Bearskin Airlines
  • Flair Airlines
  • North Star Air
  • Porter Airlines
  • Wasaya Airways LP
  • WestJet

Regular Charter Services

  • Canadian North
  • Niigaani Air
  • Thunder Airlines Ltd
  • Wasaya Airways LP

Vacation Charter Services

  • Sunwing
  • Transat
  • Westjet Vacations
  • Air Canada
  • Porter Escapes

Helicopter Services

  • Wiskair – 1 (800) 579-4510

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