TORONTO , April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Earlier today, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was voted as having one of the top ten Most Scenic Airport Landings in the world for the fourth consecutive year in a global poll by Private Fly. Billy Bishop Airport ranked seventh and was the only Canadian airport to be recognized alongside airports located in some of the world's most scenic destinations, including Donegal Airport in the Ireland, Queenstown Airport in New Zealand and Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in France.
Thousands of travellers from around the world cast votes to determine the 2018 list of the top ten Most Scenic Airport Landings. Located on the Toronto Islands, Billy Bishop Airport welcomes 2.8 million passengers who travel through the airport each year with a stunning view of Toronto's skyline and harbour as they arrive and depart from the city.
"Billy Bishop Airport has come to be recognized as a world-class gateway to and from Toronto thanks to its unique passenger service that includes complimentary shuttle service, full-service lounges, shorter lines and proximity to downtown," said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. "The unparalleled views of the city's skyline and vibrant harbour is an added perk that has become a favourite among many passengers, and 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 2018. In March 2018, the airport was named one of North America's top regional airports by Skytrax World Airport Awards and in Airports Council International's (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards. In 2017, the airport also ranked sixth in a Top 10 list of global airports by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards.
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 2.8 million business and leisure travellers in 2017. 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 (https://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 2.8 million passengers in 2017; 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.
For further information: Media Contact: Jen Brailsford, Communications Officer, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2016, Cell: (647) 298-0585, E-mail: [email protected]