The Sioux Lookout Airport’s objective is to enhance the airport’s role in the community as an economic catalyst while achieving a high level of operational excellence in its operation as a safe and secure facility.
The Sioux Lookout Airport is licensed as a public aerodrome and caters to the ever increasing demand of scheduled flights by Bearskin Airlines, Wasaya Airways, and charter flights by Lockhart Air, Skycare Air Ambulance, Bamaji Air, Superior Airways, and Thunder Air. The airport also serves as a base for the Ornge, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS), private aircraft owners and several charters both from the United States and within Canada. The Sioux Lookout Airport is easily accessible with connecting flights to carriers such as Air Canada, WestJet, United Airlines, and Northwest Airlines, to name a few.
This airport also acts as a hub for passengers and patients for the Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre from 29 northern communities and 17 nursing stations, as well as a mid-point for sportsmen and cargo to the communities and fishing and hunting areas in the further north. Due to its valuable services to the northern communities, this airport is acting as a major transfer point between the southern and northern communities.
Sioux Lookout Airport Development Commission
The Sioux Lookout Airport Development Commission consists of the following officers:
- Bill Hochstedler, Chair
- Ed Linkewich, Vice Chair
- John Bath, Councillor
- Alan Scofield, Director
- Rick Kirton, Director
The Airport Development Commission meets on the second Monday of every month in the Airport Conference Room and all meetings are open to the public. Any requests for presentations from the public should be forwarded to the airport administration office by the 1st of the month to ensure enough time to be included on the agenda.
The Airport Development Commission reports to Council semi-annually. The airport operation and capital budgets are approved by Council annually.