12-minute flights to be offered between Toronto and Niagara

Published on : Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Greater Toronto AirwaysGreater Toronto Airways would launch daily flights to Niagara District Airport from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport from 15th September onwards. Passengers would be able to get rid of the QEW mess and enjoy a quick trip to the country for just $85 or $159 round trip.

 

Jim Diodati, mayor, Niagara Falls said in a press conference that the plan is going to be a great one since people have always been seeking quicker routes for travelling between Toronto and Niagara. He also added that they had been attempting to attract a flight partner since several years.

 

Next, he said that people find it frustrating to drive across the lake, when one could easily fly across it.

 

Throughout the year, two round trips would be offered to people from Monday till Friday. The plane would be eight-seater. They would fly off from Billy Bishop at around 7.15 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Flights to Billy Bishop from Niagara would be scheduled to leave around 8.30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

David Nissan, vice president, operations, Greater Toronto Airways said that they were quite excited for this new plan. Greater Toronto Airways is a private airlines company that conducts short-range flight trips and site-seeing services in northern U.S., Quebec and Ontario.

 

Nissan added that the new service would be more convenient for air travellers since the difference between the flight time and commute is quite a lot.

 

The flight would be conducted in only 12 minutes. Nissan also stated that the test flight on Tuesday was completed in 14 minutes and 45 seconds. He confessed that the flight was a bit slow yesterday since they were ‘enjoying the scenery’ on the way.

 

In comparison to this flight service, a normal drive would be completed in over an hour, if there were no traffic on the road. A train trip is being offered by ViaRail that spans over 90 minutes and the fares start at $39.

 

Robert Kokonis, airline analyst with AirTrav said that he thought that the new flight service would be very useful for passengers. He said that the flights would be an economical option for commuting between Toronto and Niagara, especially for corporate travellers.

 

He also added that the flights would be an ideal option for people who are eager to save time and can afford the airfare.

 

The passengers have been advised to arrive at the airport fifteen minutes in advance to the take-off time. Random checks are used to ensure security on board. Passengers need not bring their passports along with them, and all they require is a photo ID issued by the government.

 

Kokonis also stated that Greater Toronto Airways would also offer flights between Collingwood and Toronto as well as Muskoka and Toronto.

 

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