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Greater Sudbury Municipal Airport (IATA: GSM, ICAO: CGSM) is the main airport serving Sudbury, Ontario.

History Edit

The airport opened in 1998 after local citizens saw use for an international airport. The airport was to have 6 gates, but only was built with 3. In 2003, Air Sudbury operated out of the airport until it's demise in 2005. In 2016, the airport owner and operator, Ontario Airport Systems, approved the expansion. The airport will now have 5 gates, a larger ticketing area, and a lounge. In December 2016, Douglas Denney, the Vice-President of Growth at OAS announced that the airport expansion will start on February 20, 2017. It will also include a renovation of the existing airport. On March 18, 2017, Denney announced that the expansion and renovation will be complete by April 1, 2017. He was also able to confirm that Westjet would be starting 1x daily service to Calgary and 1x daily service to Toronto (Pearson). The expansion/renovation was completed on April 24, following some delay. The expanded area was opened on May 1.

Airlines & Destinations Edit

Airline Destination(s)
Air Canada Express Toronto-Pearson
Porter Airlines Toronto-City Centre
Bearskin Airlines Thunder Bay, North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Kapuskasing
Americana Cargoways Buffalo-Niagara, Boston-Logan
North Ontario Air Cargo Thunder Bay
Sunwing Airlines Cayo Coco (Seasonal October-April), Santa Clara (Seasonal October-April)
North Ontario Air Service Thunder Bay, Wawa
Westjet Calgary, Toronto

Air Sudbury, which operated at the airport between 2003 and 2005, served Toronto-Pearson, Montreal-Trudeau, Thunder Bay, Wawa, Winnipeg, and Halifax.

North Ontario Air Service cancelled all services to/from Wiarton, Owen Sound, and Montreal in February 2017, while it's sister company, North Ontario Air Cargo cancelled all services to/from Waterloo (Ontario)

Incidents & Accidents Edit

In May 2001, a Cessna 152 hit a Piper Navajo after take-off. The Piper didn't have proper clearance to the area. The single pilot on the Cessna died as did the 2 passengers and pilot on the Piper.

On August 27, 2004, an Air Sudbury Dash 7 landed at Sudbury after the nose gear wouldn't retract. There were no injuries.

In September 2012, an Americana Cargoways flight from Buffalo-Niagara Airport suffered from a hard landing causing the starboard landing gear to collapse. The first officer was injured.

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