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Air Canada to Commence Service Between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Ottawa International Airport October 31


Toronto (October 7, 2021) – PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, is pleased to confirm that Air Canada will commence commercial service to/from Ottawa International Airport beginning October 31, 2021. The service will commence with eight flights per day – four departures and four arrivals – and will be accommodated within the airport’s current 202-slot structure. This new service complements Air Canada’s existing service to/from Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

“We are pleased that Air Canada will commence a new route to Ottawa International Airport from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport later this month,” said Gene Cabral, Executive Vice President, PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. “The addition of Ottawa to the carrier’s successful Montreal offering will provide passengers loyal to Air Canada with the ability to travel to and from the national’s capital from the convenience of our award-winning downtown airport.”

About Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

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 Toronto City Airport is an important international gateway and a key driver to Toronto’s economy, generating more than $2.1 billion in total economic output and supporting 4,740 jobs, including 2,080 directly associated with the airport operations and facilitating healthcare for Ontarians by providing a base for medevac services connected to local hospitals.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is renowned for its unique travel experience, efficiency and customer service and has won a series of passenger-driven awards. With a focus on cleaner, greener and quieter operations, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport has made significant upgrades in recent years to achieve its sustainability goals, which are reported on an annual basis. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is owned and operated by PortsToronto.

About PortsToronto

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 approximately 2.8 million passengers in 2019; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada’s largest freshwater marinas; and, Marine Terminal 52, which provides 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 $12 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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