Travellers Can Access Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Barrie in as few as 18 Minutes with new Commuter Service from Downtown Toronto Airport
TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Travellers will soon be able to connect from downtown Toronto to Kitchener-Waterloo, Barrie and London, Ontario, in as little as 18 minutes with the addition of three new routes operating from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport).
Three additional destinations, offered through partner FlyGTA, will begin daily scheduled round-trip service this fall according to an announcement made today. Round-trip flights will depart Billy Bishop Airport from Hangar 6, just west of the main terminal building, for Kitchener-Waterloo and Barrie beginning November 6, with London flights commencing in December.
"The new flight routes announced today further connect Toronto to key markets which is great for our economy in terms of facilitating connections that fuel tourism and business," said Councillor Michael Thompson, Ward 37, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, City of Toronto. "We are particularly excited about the daily service to Kitchener-Waterloo airport which supports our domestic technology corridor by offering an 18-minute flight between the two cities, and provides US businesses with a convenient and efficient connection between such markets as New York and Kitchener-Waterloo through Toronto. Billy Bishop Airport is an important gateway for Toronto and a key piece of travel infrastructure that is needed to support Toronto's growth and place as a world-class city."
"Located less than three kilometres from downtown Toronto, Billy Bishop Airport has become an important gateway for businesses who need quick access to other markets," said Gene Cabral, Executive Vice President, Billy Bishop Airport and PortsToronto. "With service to more than 20 destinations through our main terminal and connections to additional Ontario markets through our hangar facilities with partners such as FlyGTA, Billy Bishop Airport is about connecting Toronto to the world and working within a broader Southern Ontario Airport Network to ensure the travel needs of the region are met. We are very pleased that our service offering continues to grow and congratulate FlyGTA on its new services."
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. The airport has recently won a series of passenger-driven awards, including being named one of the top airports in North America in both the Airports Council International's (ACI) 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards and Skytrax 2016 World Airport Awards and was ranked fourth Best International Airport by Condé Nast Traveler.
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 2.7 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.
For further information: Media Contact: Jen Brailsford, Communications Officer, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2016, Cell: (647) 298-0585, E-mail: [email protected]