April 2nd, 2019 MEDIA RELEASE
FLIGHT SERVICE BETWEEN
DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND WIARTON KEPPEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
FLYGTA and the Township of Georgian Bluffs are pleased to announce scheduled air service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to the Wiarton Keppel International Airport (Grey Bruce Region including the Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory). The 2019 flight service will commence on May 24th, with a guarantee to continue to October 28th, and possibly through the winter season.
“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 between 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!”
———- Chris Nowrouzi, CEO, FLYGTA Airlines
“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 Dwight Burley, Township of Georgian Bluffs
“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!”
———— Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Town of Saugeen Shores
“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.”
———— Steve Furness, Senior Economic Development Officer, Grey County
FLYGTA is a Canadian Air Operator serving the interests of Southern Ontario. The airline operates from it’s HQ at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, with departures from the Stolport private flight lounge and convenient access to downtown Toronto. Using it’s fleet of 8 passenger twin engined aircraft, FLYGTA serves several routes in Southern Ontario including flights between Toronto and Niagara District Airport, Region of Waterloo International Airport, Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, Muskoka Airport, and now Wiarton-Keppel International Airport. FLYGTA is also the leading provider of Air Tours & Flight Excursions in Toronto, and provides air charter services with it’s turbo-prop and private jets with short and long range abilities.
About Wiarton-Keppel International Airport:
The Wiarton Keppel International Airport is the only airport certified by Transport Canada in the Grey Bruce region. The airport is owned exclusively by the Township of Georgian Bluffs who has invested in the facility to ensure that it becomes the region’s aviation hub offering exceptional service to leisure, corporate, business and recreational travellers as well as offers enhanced economic prosperity.
Please review the Media Room at www.flygta.com for the official press release and stock photos.
FLYGTA Communications contact:
Chris Nowrouzi, CEO
Township of Georgian Bluffs communications contact:
Mayor Dwight Burley
Wiarton Keppel International Airport hosted an Airport Partnership Feasibility meeting which was organized by RTO7 (Regional Tourism Organization 7) – an organization that provides strategic and collaborative leadership to build, sustain and grow tourism in Bruce, Grey and Simcoe. Grey County officials, local businesses and tourism operators participated in the meeting which took place on October 18, 2019.