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TORONTO, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was named one of the top regional airports in North America at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards held in Paris, France last evening. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was named the ninth best regional airport, making it one of only two regional airports in Canada to be recognized in the category. Halifax Stanfield Airport was ranked fourth, with such U.S. airports as Philadelphia, Denver, Cincinnati and Seattle-Tacoma rounding out the list.
The 2015 Awards are based on 13 million customer nominations across 112 nationalities of air travellers, and included 550 airports worldwide. The survey evaluates customer satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport service including check-in, arrivals, security and immigration.
"Skytrax is a prestigious, international award that recognizes the best in air travel from curb to gate and beyond," said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of the airport. "Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is thrilled to have been recognized as a top regional airport in both Canada and North America and we look forward to introducing service enhancements such as our new pedestrian tunnel to make the traveller experience at the airport even better in the months to come."
"Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is an asset to Toronto," continued Wilson. "Whether through its economic output and role in creating jobs, or its role as an important regional gateway connecting Toronto to key centres for business and leisure travel, the airport has an important part to play within the local, regional and national context. This award further validates the work that is being done at the airport to make it a world-class facility that offers high levels of service, convenience and connectivity."
About the World Airport Awards
The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The survey and awards process is independent and guaranteed free of any airport influence. The World Airport Awards are a global benchmark of airport excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards. For more information on the Sytrax World Airport Awards please click here.
For more than 100 years PortsToronto (formerly Toronto Port Authority) 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. A financially self-sustaining government business enterprise, PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomes more than two million passengers each year; 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 $5.6 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: Erin Mikaluk, Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2065; Cell: (647) 298-0544; E-mail: [email protected]