TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - For the second consecutive year, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) has been named one of the best airports in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers' Choice Awards, the premier international travel industry awards voted on by more than 300,000 travellers around the world. Billy Bishop Airport was ranked sixth in a Top 10 list of global airports. Other winners announced earlier today by Condé Nast Traveler include Singapore (SIN), Seoul, South Korea (ICN), and Doha, Qatar (DOH), with Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) as the only airport in Canada to be recognized in the category.
"Congratulations to Billy Bishop Airport on this impressive ranking for the second consecutive year," said Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto. "Billy Bishop Airport plays an important role in Toronto as a key economic driver, an important piece of transportation infrastructure and a provider of jobs. To be ranked among international airports is a true testament to the travel experience Billy Bishop provides to visitors and residents."
"We are committed to ensuring that the more than 2.7 million passengers who travel through our airport each year have a truly extraordinary travel experience. To be ranked by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards as one of the best international airports is both an honour and validation of the work we are doing to make Billy Bishop Airport a world class gateway," said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Airport. "From our excellent customer service to the award-winning airlines that fly from our airport to more than 20 destinations, to amenities such as the pedestrian tunnel, shuttle service, full-service lounges, proximity to downtown and shorter lines, our airport is a world-class facility that offers excellent service, efficient access and economic impact to the world-class city of Toronto."
The Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards is the third international passenger-driven award won by Billy Bishop Airport in the past year. The airport was named one of the top airports in North America in the Airports Council International's (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards and one of North America's best airports by Skytrax World Airport Awards. The airport was also recognized as one of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Airport Approaches by Private Fly.
Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards Top 10 International Airports
1 Singapore (SIN) Singapore, Singapore
2 Seoul Incheon (ICN) Seoul, South Korea
3 Dubai (DXB) Dubai, UAE
4 Hong Kong (HKG) Hong Kong, China
5 Doha (DOH) Doha, Qatar
6 Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) Toronto, Canada
7 Zurich (ZRH) Zurich, Switzerland
8 Helsinki (HEL) Helsinki, Finland
9 Mumbai (BOM), Mumbai, India
10 Tokyo Haneda (HND) Tokyo, Japan
About the Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards
Rated by the world's most discriminating travellers, the Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards represent the most coveted accolades for the travel industry. The survey and awards process is independent and guaranteed free of any airport influence. For more information on the Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards please 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.
For further information: Media Contact: Jen Brailsford, Communications Officer, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2016, Cell: (647) 298-0585, E-mail: [email protected]