Billy Bishop Airport Once Again Voted Top Ten Most Scenic Airport Landing in the World

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TORONTO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Earlier today, Private Fly announced that Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was voted as having one of the top ten Most Scenic Airport Landings in the world in a global poll. Billy Bishop Airport ranked tenth, making it the only Canadian airport to be recognized alongside airports located in some of the world's most scenic destinations, including Saba in the Dutch Caribbean, Queenstown Airport in New Zealand, Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in France, and Gibraltar Airport.

The 2017 list of the top ten Most Scenic Airport Landings is the result of thousands of votes cast by travellers from around the world. Located on the Toronto Islands, Billy Bishop Airport offers the 2.7 million passengers who travel through the airport each year a stunning view of Toronto's skyline and vibrant harbour as they arrive and depart from the city.

"Business and leisure travellers choose to fly to/from Billy Bishop Airport each year because of our dedication to excellent customer service, amenities such as the pedestrian tunnel, complimentary shuttle service, full-service lounges, convenient location and award winning airlines," said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. "Although we can't take credit for the view, it certainly is an added perk to be able to experience the skyline and have a bird's-eye view of the harbour as you come into Toronto. We are thrilled to once again be recognized in Private Fly's World's Most Scenic Airport Landings poll."

This recognition from Private Fly is the latest achievement for Billy Bishop Airport in 2017. In March 2017, the airport was named one of North America's top regional airports by Skytrax World Airport Awards and one of the best airports globally in the under 5 million category. The airport was also named Best Airport in North America in two categories and tied for second globally in the Airports Council International 2016 Airport Service Quality Awards. Additionally, Airports Council International (ACI-NA) Environmental awarded the airport for the Best Noise Mitigation Program. In late 2016, the airport was also ranked fourth Best International Airport by Condé Nast Traveler.

For more information on Private Fly's top ten Most Scenic Airport Landings poll, click here.

About Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (https://www.portstoronto.com/airport.aspx)
Billy Bishop Airport is Canada's ninth-busiest airport and welcomed 2.7 million business and leisure travellers in 2016. The airport is also Canada's sixth-busiest airport with passenger service into the United States. Offering service to more than 20 cities in Canada and the U.S., with connection opportunities to more than 80 international destinations via our airlines' networks, Billy Bishop Airport is an important international gateway and a key driver to Toronto's economy, accounting for more than $2.1 billion in economic output each year and supporting 6,500 jobs, including 1,960 directly associated with the airport operations.

About PortsToronto (http://www.portstoronto.com/)
For more than 100 years PortsToronto has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomed more than 2.7 million passengers in 2016; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas; and, Terminals 51 and 52, which provide transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $9 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government.

SOURCE PortsToronto

For further information: Media Contact: Sarah Sutton, Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2065, Cell: (647) 298-0544, E-mail: ssutton@portstoronto.com

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