A commute time of 12 minutes to Toronto just became a reality. In an announcement, earlier this afternoon Greater Toronto Airways confirmed a daily flight service between Toronto's Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Niagara's, Niagara District Airport will start on September 15th.
Cost of flight service between Toronto and Niagara
The daily flight service operating between Billy Bishop Airport and the Niagara District Airport will start at $85 for one way and $159 round trip. The flight service, which will be serviced by three aircrafts, is scheduled for a 8:30 am departure from Niagara and a 4:30 pm departure from Billy Bishop.
Flight service includes
Greater Toronto Airways will operate six and eight-seater executive plans for the flight service, which begins on September 15th. Traditional flight service with GTA ask that passengers arrive 15 minutes prior to your flight and the flight itself should take 12 minutes. The company's website advertises snacks on board for the short flight. Security is done on-board at random, so traditional airport delays are greatly reduced.
A business focus
GTA’s business plan seeks to service business travel initially before expanding into the tourist market. The flight should shorten commute times and effectively shuttle business persons between Toronto and Niagara. Viability for the service is because of Niagara residential growth, as many Torontonians are starting to migrate to Niagara for retirement and cottaging.
From a Niagara perspective
This new flight now offers an air connection to international destinations through Toronto’s airports. At a regional level, surveys and studies of Niagara residents suggested that air passenger service and a commercial airport was wanted within the community. In facilitating flights between Niagara and Toronto, the Niagara District Airport Commision sees the service as an opportunity to grow our local economy by providing business and leisure air travel that connects Niagara to major markets.
About Greater Toronto Airways
GTA offers a number of flight services including chartered flights, direct flights and tours. The company currently runs a Toronto sightseeing tour with Niagara return flight that allows tourists to enjoy lunch and wine tasting in Niagara wine country. The company will also offer flight service between Toronto and Collingwood for those travelling to Muskoka.