Toronto (May 12, 2015) – Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was voted as one of the top ten Most Beautiful Airport Approaches in the world in a global poll, the results of which were announced by Private Fly today. Billy Bishop Airport ranked seventh, making it the only Canadian airport to be recognized alongside airports located in some of the world’s most scenic destinations, including Queenstown Airport in New Zealand, Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in France, and Cape Town International Airport in South Africa.
The 2015 list of the top ten Most Beautiful Airport Approaches is the result of thousands of votes cast by travellers from around the world. Located on the Toronto Islands, Billy Bishop Airport offers the 2.4 million passengers who travel through the airport each year a scenic view of Toronto’s skyline and vibrant harbour as they arrive and depart from the city.
“Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is delighted to be recognized as having one of the world’s most picturesque airport approaches, both in Canada and worldwide, offering unparalleled views of Toronto’s skyline and harbour – a spectacular first impression for travellers flying into our city,” said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of the airport. “Our airport serves as a key international gateway for business travel and tourism in the Greater Toronto Area and being chosen by travellers as one of the world’s top ten airport approaches further validates Billy Bishop Airport’s position as a world-class facility.”
About Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
With flights to 20 destinations in Canada and the United States and connections to 80 locations around the world, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport provides travellers coming into and out of Canada's largest city with a convenient travel option located a short 2.8 kilometres from Toronto’s downtown core. In 2014, the airport served more than 2.4 million passengers, making it the ninth-busiest airport in Canada and the sixth-busiest Canadian airport serving the United States.
The airport, which hosts two award-winning commercial air carriers in Porter Airlines and Air Canada, has gained an excellent reputation throughout the travelling community for its superior customer service, fast processing times, first-class lounge experience and convenient location. This was validated in an August 2014 survey conducted by Ipsos Reid that saw 97 per cent of passengers report that their overall experience with Billy Bishop Airport had been positive.
For more than 100 years PortsToronto, (formerly the 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. 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 $6.7 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.
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