Wiarton Keppel Airport to offer flights to Toronto
FLYGTA and the Township of Georgian Bluffs have reached a deal for scheduled air service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to the Wiarton Keppel International Airport.
The 2019 flight service will commence on May 24th, with a guarantee to continue to October 28th, and possibly through the winter season.
• Flights on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and will have an approximate air time of 40 minutes.
• Approvals from both municipalities have been confirmed and the new service will be May 24th
• Flights are available for booking to the public starting Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 through www.flygta.com.
• FLYGTA’s departures have no wait times, and are served from private flight lounges. True Air Taxi solutions are now available.
Georgian Bluffs Mayor Dwight Burley says the township of Georgian Bluffs is excited about the announcement. "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.”
Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau, representing the fastest growing community in the region ...and ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada says the local 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!”
And Steve Furness, Senior Economic Development Officer for Grey County - “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.”