Skip to content

Air Creebec signs new lease at Timmins airport

City struck similar agreement with Thunder Airlines last month
Air Creebec plane

The City of Timmins has inked a deal for another lease at the Victor M. Power Airport. 

On Aug. 10, Timmins council gave the go-ahead for a five-year lease with Air Creebec. It allows for the company to have a counter at the airport, as well as an office and baggage hold areas.

"Although regulations do not require passenger of baggage screening for destinations currently served by Air Creebec, the Mushkegowuk Council has requested this process be implemented. Transport Canada has agreed to this request and passenger screening for all flights will be implemented later this year," reads the report from airport manager Dave Dayment.

Last month, the city signed a similar deal with Thunder Airlines.

Air Creebec's base lease in the first year is $13,666, or $1,138 monthly. It is effective Jan. 1, 2021.

The annual increase are one per cent, two per cent, and 2.5 per cent in years four and five.

Landing, terminal and passenger facility fees, employee parking and property taxes are charged separately. Dayment's report says in the past Air Creebec enhanced its leased space through a sub-lease to use the passenger check-in and baggage hold areas.

"With the onset of COVID-19, a number of passenger routes were suspended or cancelled. The airport authority (AA) worked with various tenants to move use of facility agreements back to the landlord. Although the return of passenger traffic and air routes seems some months away still, sub-leases were cancelled and Air Creebec has agreed to lease passenger check-in, office and baggage hold space effective January 2021 from the airport authority," reads the report.

Air Creebec is a Val d'Or, Que.-based regional carrier running regularly scheduled passenger, charter and freight services to 16 destinations in western Quebec and northeastern Ontario.

- TimminsToday