North Star Air (Ontario) (Thunder Bay) has taken delivery of its maiden Avions de Transport Régional equipment following the unveiling of an ATR42-300 earlier this week.

The carrier said in a statement the turboprop is part of its overall investment strategy to serve new routes and support the growing needs of communities and customers.

From the carrier's Thunder Bay base, the ATR 42 will, in its initial stages, be used to serve the east side of North Star Air's Flex Flight network which includes the following First Nation communities; Fort Hope, Lansdowne House, and Webequie. The aircraft will also be available for charter flights.

A unit of Cargo North (Thunder Bay), NSA is a privately-held airline that was founded in 1997. It operates a fleet of eleven PC-12s and Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan 208Bs providing cargo and passenger services primarily within Northwestern Ontario from bases at Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, and Red Lake.