Northern Thunderbird Air

Vancouver, Mackenzie, Smithers

Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. or NT Air is a Canadian regional charter airline based in Prince George, British Columbia. It operates as a subsidiary of Central Mountain Air charter flights within British Columbia and Edmonton and Calgary.


NT Air was formed in 1971 through the merger of Northern Mountain and Thunderbird.

Northern Mountain began the operations of Fort St. James in 1959. Up to your merger with Thunderbird it developed into one of the largest airlines in British Columbia. With a fleet of Cessna, de Havilland Beaver, Beechcraft 18, Grumman Goose and helicopters, it operated a network of connections in northern Canada. After the merger with Thunderbird to Northern Mountain concentrated until 2000 on the operation of the helicopter fleet.

Thunderbird began operation in the early sixties of the twentieth century, when the "bush - operation" of the Pacific Western Airlines was acquired from Prince George. From the base of Tabor Lake northern communities and hunting and fishing camps on the Williston Lake were a fleet of Cessnas, Beavers and Otters in float or skid design Flights to Mackenzie, performed. In the early 1970s, Thunderbird secured a contract as a feeder with PWA and led Flights from smaller communities to the PWA hubs Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna through. In order to fulfill the agreement was the need for a hangar at Prince George Airport, which eventually led to the merger with Northern Mountain.



According to Canadian Aircraft Register of the Company are currently (as at: July 26, 2013), seven aircraft:

The information on the Company's website from soft thereof under certain circumstances, as it also contains aircraft of the parent company Central Mountain Air are listed. However, these are sometimes operated by NT Air.