Red Lake Airport is a public airport that serves and is situated three nautical miles (5.6 kilometers; 3.5 miles) north of Red Lake, Ontario, Canada. It is located one kilometer (0.62 miles) south of the community of Cochenour, Ontario. It is owned by The Corporation of the Municipality of Red Lake and operated by Thunder Bay Airport Services Inc. Red Lake Airport serves as a point of call for air carriers offering scheduled passenger service and an operating base for Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Additionally, it services both private and commercial fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter operators located on site. The airport is elevated at 1,266 feet or 386 meters above mean sea level and can be found on the map with the coordinates 51°04′02″N 093°47′35″W.
The town of Red Lake in Ontario, Canada is situated about 535 kilometers or 62 miles from the Manitoba border. Within Red Lake are small communities, including Balmertown, Cochenour, Madsen, McKenzie Island, Red Lake, and Starratt-Olsen. Red Lake is known as the “Norseman Capital of the World”, referring to the Noorduyn Norseman aircraft that had an important part in the development of the town.
Red Lake Airport has a state-of-the-art airport terminal, which opened in 2011, to aid in the growing numbers of regional visitors and travelers. It was officially named J.E.J. Fahlgren Terminal.
Services and Facilities
Red Lake Airport’s terminal building has a spacious ticket and rental car counters, luggage carousels, naturally lit seating areas, Nav Canada offices, and space for administration. There’s also a modern parking lot that has been implemented. In addition, a rental space is available for franchises inside the airport terminal building.
It has one asphalt runway directed 08/26, measuring 5,001 feet or 1,524 meters long. At present, there are three airlines that currently operate here: Bearskin Airlines (Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg), Superior Airways (charter flights to Thunder Bay and Winnipeg), and Wasaya Airways (Sioux Lookout).