Pilot Groups


Air Canada Jazz | Air Transat | Air Wisconsin | Alaska | Aloha | American Eagle | ASTAR Air Cargo | ATA Airlines, Inc. | Atlantic Southeast | Bearskin | Calm Air | Canjet | Capital Cargo | Champion Air | Colgan | Comair | CommutAir | Compass | Continental | Delta | Evergreen | ExpressJet | FedEx | First Air | Freedom | Gemini Air Cargo | Hawaiian | Island Air | Kelowna | Mesa Air Group | MesabaMidwest | Piedmont | Pinnacle | PSARyan | Spirit | Sun Country | Trans States | United | Wasaya
 

Air Canada Jazz

Number of Crewmembers: 1,347

Operations: Jazz serves more than 76 destinations in Canada and the U.S. with a fleet of 94 jet and turboprop aircraft. Jazz operates 641 flights daily and carries approximately 5.5 million passengers each year.

Hub Cities: Operational bases across Canada in Vancouver, B.C.; Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; London, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Quebec City.

Corporate Headquarters: Halifax, Nova Scotia
 

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Air Transat

Number of Crewmembers: 300

Operations: 90 destinations in 25 countries; specializes in charter flights from several Canadian and European cities to vacation destinations, mainly in the southern U.S. during the winter months and in Europe and Canada during the summer. Air Transat links Canada’s major cities year round.

Corporate Headquarters: Dorval, Quebec

Alliances: Air Transat is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated company specializing in organizing, marketing and distributing vacation travel and packages.
 

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Air Wisconsin

Number of Crewmembers: 817

Joined ALPA: 1982

Operations: AWAC schedules more than 450 departures per day to 56 cities in 25 states and two Canadian provinces.

Hub Cities: AWAC brings passengers from their hometowns, both large and small, to United’s hubs in Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; and Washington, D.C. (Dulles).

Corporate Headquarters: Appleton, Wisc.
 

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Alaska

Number of Crewmembers: 1,500

Joined ALPA: 1947

Operations: 482 flights daily to 58 destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico

Bases: Anchorage, Ala.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.

Corporate Headquarters: Seattle, Wash.

Alliances: American Airlines; American Eagle; Big Sky Airlines; Continental Airlines; Era Aviation; Hawaiian Air; KLM Royal Dutch Airlines; LanChile Airlines; Northwest Airlines; PenAir; Qanta
 

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Aloha

Number of Crewmembers: 344

Joined ALPA: 1946

Operations: Aloha Airlines provides frequent service connecting the five major airports in the state of Hawaii. Aloha offers approximately 120 daily flights operated solely between the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. Aloha also provides cargo service between the islands. Aloha’s transpacific service includes routes to California; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Vancouver, B.C. Aloha’s Central Pacific routes connect Hawaii to Johnston Atolls and Kwajalein and Majoro in the Marshall Islands. A weekly charter serves Christmas Island in the Republic of Kiribati.

Bases: Honolulu, Hawaii

Hub Cities: Honolulu, Hawaii

Corporate Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii

Alliances: Aloha Airlines is the principal subsidiary of Aloha Airgroup, Inc., a privately held Hawaii-based aviation services corporation.
 

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American Eagle

Number of Crewmembers: More than 2,500

Joined ALPA: 1995

Operations: More than 1,600 daily flights to more than 140 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Mexico

Bases: Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; New York, N.Y.; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hub Cities: New York, N.Y. (JFK and LaGuardia); Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Boston, Mass.; Miami, Fla.; San Juan, P.R.; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Chicago, Ill. (O’Hare)

Corporate Headquarters: Ft. Worth, Texas

Alliances: Wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines
 

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ASTAR Air Cargo

Number of Crewmembers: 500

Operations: ASTAR Air Cargo serves as an integral part of the DHL network, which links more than 120,000 destinations in 228 countries and territories

Hub Cities: Cincinnati, Ohio

Gateways: San Francisco, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; New York, NY

Corporate Headquarters: Miami, Fla.

Alliances: DHL Worldwide Express and the U.S. Air Force
 

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ATA Airlines, Inc.

Number of Crewmembers: Approximately 650, more than 300 on furlough

Joined ALPA: 1995

Operations: Nation’s largest carrier of military charters

Pilot Bases: Chicago, Ill. (Midway); Indianapolis, Ind.; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif. (LAX)

Hub Cities: Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.

Corporate Headquarters: Indianapolis, Ind.

Alliances: Codeshare with Southwest Airlines
 

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Atlantic Southeast

Number of Crewmembers: 1,584

Joined ALPA: 1987

Operations: More than 800 daily flights serving 106 airports in 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas

Hub Cities: Atlanta, Ga. and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

Corporate Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.

Alliances: Wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Airlines
 

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Bearskin

Number of Crewmembers: 58

Operations: Offers nearly 200 scheduled departures daily to 37 destinations

Hub Cities: Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay, Ontario

Corporate Headquarters: Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Equipment:7 Fairchild Metroliners; 6 Beechcraft 99; 4 Beechcraft King Air A100; 4 Pilatus PC-12 aircraft
 

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Calm Air

Operations: Calm Air serves 18 communities throughout Manitoba and the Nunavut region located in central Canada; charter and cargo service

Corporate Headquarters: Manitoba
 

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Canjet

Number of Pilots: 50

Operations: Provides subcontracting services to vacation charter airlines

Fleet: 6 B-737-500s

Bases: Halifax, N.S.

Headquarters: Halifax
 

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Capital Cargo

Number of Crewmembers: 100

Joined ALPA: 2007

Operations: Capital Cargo is an Air, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) carrier that provides airport to airport transportation services both domestically and internationally.

Hub Cities: Cargo operations are centered in the carrier’s hub in Toledo, Ohio.

Corporate Headquarters: Orlando, Fla.
 

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Champion Air

Number of Crewmembers: 153

Joined ALPA: 1998

Operations: Champion Air is a full service charter operator based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. and is the largest dedicated provider of charter airlift in the airline industry.

Hub Cities: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; Detroit, Mich.

Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
 

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Colgan

Number of Crewmembers: 450

Joined ALPA: December 17, 2008

Operations: Wholly-owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp./ Operating as Continental Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express

Hub Cities: Boston, Mass.; Houston, Texas; New York, N.Y.; Pittsburgh, Penn.; and Washington, D.C.

Corporate Headquarters: Manassas, Va.
 

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Comair

Number of Crewmembers: 1,800

Joined ALPA: 1981

Operations: Comair serves 79 cities in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas

Bases: Cincinnati, Ohio, Orlando, Fla.

Hub Cities: Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

Corporate Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio

Alliances: Comair is wholly owned by Delta Airlines and is part of the Delta Connection
 

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CommutAir

Number of Crewmembers: 135

Joined ALPA: 2008

Operations: CommutAir operates as Continental Connection, flying to 26 destinations throughout the Upper Midwest and Northeast from its base in Cleveland.

Cities Served: Boston; Buffalo; Charleston, WV; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, OH; Detroit, Erie, PA; Flint, MI; Fort Wayne, IN; Harrisburg, PA; Indianapolis; Lexington, KY; Madison, WI; New York City (JFK); Pittsburgh; Plattsburgh, NY; Rutland, VT; Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY; South Bend, IN; Toledo; Washington, DC (Dulles); White Plains, NY; Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA

Corporate Headquarters: Plattsburgh, New York
 

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Compass

Number of crewmembers: 331

Operations: Wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta (Northwest) operating regional jet aircraft as a Northwest Airlink affiliate

Hub Cities: Detroit, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn.; Minneapolis, Minn.

Corporate Headquarters: Chantilly, Va.

Alliances: Skyteam (through Delta)
 

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Continental

Number of Crewmembers: 4,100

Joined ALPA: 2001

Operations: Continental Airlines is the world’s sixth-largest airline with more than 2,900 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Continental serves 149 domestic and 119 international destinations, more than any other airline in the world, and nearly 200 additional points are served via code share partner airlines. With 42,000 employees, the airline carries approximately 51 million passengers per year.

Hub Cities: Cleveland, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Newark, N.J.; Tamuning, Guam

Corporate Headquarters: Houston, Texas

Alliances: A member of the SkyTeam alliance, Continental also has additional alliances with more than 17 other air and rail carriers.
 

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Delta

Number of Crewmembers: 6,500

Joined ALPA: 1940

Operations: Over 1,500 flights daily to 447 destinations in 96 countries. Daily flights including partners is approximately 6,700

Bases: Atlanta, Ga.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Cincinnati, Ohio; New York, N.Y.

Hub Cities: Atlanta, Ga.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Cincinnati, Ohio

Corporate Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.

Alliances: A member of the SkyTeam Alliance and additional alliances with other air carriers
 

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Evergreen

Number of Crewmembers: 244

Joined ALPA: 2007

Operations: Operating a fleet of Boeing 747Fs, EIA specializes in charter and contract freighter operations around the globe.

Hub Cities: JFK; Charleston, S.C.

Corporate Headquarters: McMinnville, Ore.
 

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ExpressJet

Number of Crewmembers: 2,600

Joined ALPA: 2001

Operations: ExpressJet pilots safely transport more than 50,000 passengers to more than 130 destinations daily on a growing fleet of state-of-the-art Embraer jets. These destinations range from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Acapulco, Mexico, and include the Caribbean. ExpressJet Airlines is the sole provider of small jet service for Continental Airlines in that company’s Newark, N.J., Cleveland, Ohio, and Houston, Texas, hubs, and is the largest small jet operator in the world.

Hub Cities: Houston, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Newark, N.J.

Corporate Headquarters: Houston, Texas
 

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FedEx

Number of Crewmembers: 4,400

Joined ALPA: June 2002

Operations: The world’s largest express transportation company, serving more than 220 countries

Bases: Anchorage, Ala.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; Subic Bay, Philippines

Hub Cities: Anchorage, Ala.; Fort Worth, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind.; Memphis, Tenn.; Miami, Fla.; Newark, N.J. and Oakland, Calif.; Toronto, Ont., Canada; Paris, France; Subic Bay, Philippines

Corporate Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.
 

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First Air

Number of Crewmembers: 145

Joined ALPA: 2008

Operations: First Air is the largest airline serving northern Canada. Wholly owned by the Inuit community through the Makivik Corporation, First Air provides scheduled and charter service to 29 communities in Alberta, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, and the Yukon, including many communities that are otherwise inaccessible.

Hub Cities: Yellowknife, NWT; Iqaluit, Nunavut

Corporate Headquarters: Kanata, Ontario
 

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Gemini Air Cargo

Number of Crewmembers: 230

Operations: An ACMI operator worldwide, serving Asiana Airlines, FedEx, UPS, Emery Worldwide, DHL Worldwide Express, DAS Air Cargo, Air France, British Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, Qantas, Challenge Air Cargo, Bax Global, the U.S. Postal Service and the Air Mobility Command.

Corporate Headquarters: Dulles, Va.
 

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Hawaiian

Number of Crewmembers: 391

Operations: 135 flights daily, with scheduled inter-island service daily to Lihue, Kauai, Kahului and Hawaii. Scheduled nonstop service in the western U.S. between Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoeniz, Ariz.; Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. Scheduled service to Sydney, Australia; Papeete, Tahiti; and Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Bases: Honolulu, Hawaii

Hub City: Honolulu, Hawaii

Corporate Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii

Alliances: Alaska Airlines; America West Airlines; American Airlines; American Eagle; Continental Airlines; Island Air; Northwest Airlines; Virgin Atlantic Airways
 

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Island Air

Number of crewmembers: 70

Joined ALPA: 1987

Operations: Island Air provides 54 daily flights to seven communities and resort destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Hooleahua, Molokai; Lanai City, Lanai; Kahului and Kapalua, Maui; and Hilo and Kona, Hawaii. Island Air is Hawaii’s largest commuter carrier.

Bases: Honolulu, Hawaii

Hub City: Honolulu, Hawaii

Corporate Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii

Alliances: In 1987, Princeville Airways was purchased by Aloha Airgroup, the parent company of Aloha Airlines and renamed Aloha Island Air, Inc. In 1992, the company applied to register as "Island Air" as its distinctive trade name.
 

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Kelowna

Number of Crewmembers: 130

Operations: Operates a Canada-wide cargo service for Purolator Couriers; engages in charter flight operations between Montreal and destinations in Florida and the Caribbean; and operates a joint venture service with Excel Airlines in the U.K.

Bases: Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Toronto, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia

Corporate Headquarters: Kelowna, British Columbia
 

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Mesa Air Group

Number of crewmembers: Nearly 1,700

Joined ALPA: 1987

Operations: MAG serves 182 cities, 41 states, Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas

Bases: Kingman, Ariz.; Page, Ariz.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Little Rock, Ark.; Denver, Colo.;  Grand Junction, Colo.; Washington, D.C. (Dulles); Athens, Ga.; Garden City, Kan.; Salina, Kan.; Hagerstown, Md.; Kansas City, Mo.; Ashville, N.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Carlsbad, N.M.; Farmington, N.M.;  Hobbs, N.M.; Massena, N.Y.; Du Bois, Pa.; Lancaster, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Huron, S.D.; Nashville, Tenn.; Brownwood, Tex.; Parkersburg, W.V.; Clarksburg, W.V.

Hub Cities: Phoenix, Ariz.; Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.

Corporate Headquarters: Phoenix, Ariz.

Alliances: US Airways, America West Airlines, United Airlines and Midwest Airlines. Delta service is expected to begin in October 2005.
 

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Mesaba

Number of crewmembers: 844

Joined ALPA: 1987

Operations: Mesaba Airlines operates as a Northwest Jet Airlink and Northwest Airlink partner for Northwest Airlines and provides service to more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Celebrating its 60th year of continuous service in 2004, Mesaba Airlines is the oldest regional airline in the United States.

Bases: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Detroit, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn.; Cincinnati, Ohio

Hub Cities: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Detroit, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn.

Corporate Headquarters: Eagan, Minn.

Alliances: Code-share agreement with Northwest Airlines
 

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Midwest

Number of Crewmembers: 375

Joined ALPA: December 1997

Operations: Nonstop jet service to 23 major destinations throughout the United States, plus, through Skyway Airlines, point-to-point service between select markets

Pilot Base: Milwaukee, Wis.

Hub Cities: Milwaukee, Wis., with a smaller hub in Kansas City, Mo.

Corporate Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wis.

Alliances: Skyway Airlines, operating as Midwest Connect, is a wholly owned regional subsidiary of Midwest Airlines. Code share partners include Mesa/Air Midwest.
 

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Piedmont

Number of Crewmembers: 500

Joined ALPA: 1952

Operations: Piedmont carries more than three million passengers a year to 49 destinations throughout the Eastern United States, Canada and the Bahamas.

Bases: Salisbury, Md.; Charlotte and New Bern, N.C.; Charlottesville, Newport News, Norfolk and Roanoke, Va.

Hub Cities: Charlotte, N.C.

Corporate Headquarters: Salisbury, Md.

Alliances: A wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. and one of nine airlines doing business as US Airways Express
 

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Pinnacle

Pilots: 1142

Operations: 1360 daily flights to U.S., Canadian and Bahamian destinations

Pilot domiciles: Detroit, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.

Corporate Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.
 

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PSA

Number of Crewmembers: 359

Operations: Operates approximately 220 daily flights serving 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada and flies approximately seven million passengers a year

Bases: Current pilot domiciles include Akron and Dayton, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Knoxville, Tenn.

Corporate Headquarters: Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio

Alliances: Flies under the name US Airways Express for US Airways
 

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Ryan

Number of Crewmembers: 380

Joined ALPA: 1998

Operations: Charter, vacation tour and military destinations include: U.S., Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East

Pilot Bases: Denver, Colo.

Corporate Headquarters: Wichita, Kan.
 

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Spirit

Number of Crewmembers: 356

Joined ALPA: 1996

Operations: 17 destinations with 120 daily flight departures

Bases: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Detroit, Mich.

Corporate Headquarters: Miramar, Fla.
 

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Sun Country

Number of Crewmembers: 100

Joined ALPA: 1995

Operations: Scheduled/charter service from the Upper Midwest to the southern U.S. and Mexico

Bases: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

Hub Cities: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

Corporate Headquarters: Mendota Heights, Minn.
 

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Trans States

Number of Crewmembers: 652

Operations: More than 352 flights to more than 60 cities serving two million passengers annually

Pilot Domiciles: St. Louis, Mo. and Richmond, Va.

Corporate Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.

Alliances: Regional feeder airline for American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways
 

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United

Number of Crewmembers: 6,400

Joined ALPA: 1931

Bases: Chicago O’Hare, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N.Y. (John F. Kennedy); Washington, D.C. (Dulles); Denver, Colo. (Training Center)

Hub Cities: Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; San Francisco, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Washington, D.C. (Dulles)

Corporate Headquarters: Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Alliances: As a member of the Star Alliance, United has U.S. domestic alliances and international alliances worldwide.
 

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Wasaya

Number of Crewmembers: 66

Joined ALPA date: January 16, 2008, as certified by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)

Operations: Passenger, cargo, and charter operations

Bases: Thunder Bay, Ontario; Red Lake, Ontario; Timmins, Ontario; Sioux Lookout, Ontario; and Pickle Lake, Ontario
 
Hub city: Thunder Bay, Ontario for passenger operations, and Pickle Lake, Ontario for cargo

Corporate Headquarters: Thunder Bay, Ontario
 

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