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FLYGTA Airlines Launches New Service Between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Bruce/Tobermory

FLYGTA Airlines
FLYGTA Airlines

FLYGTA and the Township of Georgian Bluffs announced the launch of a scheduled air service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the Wiarton Keppel International Airport (Grey Bruce Region including the Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory).

The 2019 flight service will commence on May 24t, with a guarantee to continue to October 28th, and possibly through the winter season.

Chris Nowrouzi, FLYGTA Airlines Chief Executive Officer, said:

“FLYGTA’s vision and mandate is to support the concept of the Southern Ontario Airport Network. We pride ourselves as leaders in connectivity, and create options for the future needs of air traffic in our province. The start of this service is another step toward this ideology and will enhance tourism opportunities within our regions. Through the next several weeks, we will announce and execute several initiatives which will advance the next generation of tourism and travel in Ontario. Get ready for change!”

Mayor Dwight Burley, Township of Georgian Bluffs, added:

“The Township of Georgian Bluffs is excited about having FLYGTA provide regularly scheduled flights between Wiarton and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. This opens up huge opportunities for business, leisure and tourism for the Grey Bruce Region. This 40 minute flight allows Grey Bruce Region to be connected to the world and its opportunities while allowing businesses and residents the opportunity to live and operate in the most beautiful, safe and cleanest region Ontario offers.”

Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Town of Saugeen Shores, said:

“The Town of Saugeen Shores is the fastest growing community in the region and ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. Our business community knows what it means to be innovative and knows how to move with market changes and customer expectations. Direct flights between Wiarton and Toronto opens a door for the tourism industry in the region and provides easier access to the GTA for our business community. The scheduled flights will give local businesses access to training opportunities available in the GTA, will encourage our companies to tap into new markets and to remain current in the ever-changing economy. Congratulations to Georgian Bluffs on this exciting initiative!”

Steve Furness, Senior Economic Development Officer, Grey County, commented:

“Regularly scheduled flights from the Wiarton International Airport is going to be a huge boost to our regional economy as residents, businesses and visitors can now travel directly to and from downtown Toronto.

“The bonus is they will have an outstanding sightseeing tour of what makes the Grey Bruce Region a great place to live and visit.”


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