Winnipeg to Thunder Bay

Getting to Thunder Bay from James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is very straight forward. There are 3 airliners who all offer direct flights several times a week. The official airport code for James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is YWG and for Thunder Bay it is YQT.

The exact cost of the flight we vary quite significantly base on the dates you travel, the time of day you will depart and how long in advance you pre book the flights. If you know the dates you wish to travel then book you flights as soon as you can. The earlier you book your lights the cheaper they will be. You can get saving of up to 50% of you book 2 or 3 months in advance! We recommend our viewers to pay and reserve the seats in advance. This ensures you get the best seats on the plane at the cheapest prices.

When arriving at Thunder Bay don’t forget to set your watch to the local time!

Please see below the airlines that fly from James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) to Thunder Bay (YQT) and the amount of daily flights in operation.

AirlinerMoTuWeThFrSaSuFirst FlightLast Flight
WestJet Encore222211213:3022:25

The most direct flights are offered by WestJet Encore but they only offer 1 flight per week. This flight departs 13:30 and goes by the flight number WR 3204 and WR 3214

If you wish to book your flight with WestJet Encore then we advise you book direct from their website at The best discounts can only be obtained from their website.

The flight time for WestJet Encore vary based on the month you will travel, but below we has summarised the most common times they will fly. We recommend you only take these times as guidance and check with WestJet Encore for the exact times for the date you depart.

DayFlying Time
Monday13:30 and 22:25
Tuesday13:30 and 22:25
Wednesday13:30 and 22:25
Thursday13:30 and 22:25
Sunday13:30 and 22:25

Please remember to leave plenty of time to get though customers when you are departing form the airports. Flights regulations are getting very strict these days so getting through customs can take in excess of 1 hour in some cases.