|Toronto - Billy Bishop Airport Voted One of World's Most Scenic Airport Landings for Fifth Straight Year|
TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - We are pleased to announce that Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport has once again made PrivateFly's top ten list for Most Scenic Airport Approaches in the world. Billy Bishop Airport ranked eighth among 129 airports worldwide, representing the fifth consecutive year that Toronto's city airport has made the coveted top ten global list.
As Billy Bishop Airport is located on the Toronto Islands, the 2.8 million travellers who fly through the airport annually have the unique opportunity to view Toronto's skyline and ever changing seasonal beauty through the airplane window – arguably the best possible vantage point.
PrivateFly's global list of the top ten Most Scenic Airport Approaches is a result of the thousands of votes cast from around the world to recognize the most breathtaking airport landings. Billy Bishop Airport, the only Canadian airport to be recognized for its scenic approach, was named alongside airports located in some of the world's most stunning places, including Donegal Airport in Ireland, Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in the South of France, Queenstown Airport in New Zealand and Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten in the Caribbean.
"Our airport is renowned for its convenient location minutes from the heart of downtown Toronto, its friendly customer service, and overall efficiency and connectivity," said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. "It is also becoming known around the world for its breathtaking views and for that, we have to thank the City of Toronto which never fails to impress. Whether coming home to Toronto through Billy Bishop Airport for the hundredth time or flying to the city for a first-ever visit, YTZ travellers delight in seeing Toronto's iconic skyline from above and we are thrilled to once again be recognized in Private Fly's global poll for Most Scenic Approach for the fifth consecutive year."
Billy Bishop Airport has won a series of passenger-driven awards, including being named one of the top airports in North America in both the Airports Council International's (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards and Skytrax World Airport Awards. Billy Bishop Airport has also been ranked as the fourth Best International Airport by Condé Nast Traveler.
For more information on PrivateFly's top ten Most Scenic Airport Landings poll, click here.
About Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (https://www.billybishopairport.com)
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 Airport is an important international gateway and a key driver to Toronto's economy, generating more than $470 million in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) each year and supporting 4,740 jobs, including 2,080 directly associated with the airport operations. Billy Bishop Airport is renowned for its unique travel experience, efficiency and customer service and has won a series of passenger-driven awards, including being named one of the top airports in North America in both the Airports Council International's (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards and Skytrax World Airport Awards. Billy Bishop Airport was also ranked as the fourth Best International Airport by Condé Nast Traveler in 2017.
About PortsToronto (https://www.portstoronto.com)
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 2.8 million passengers in 2018; 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 $11 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.
Sarah Sutton 3/21/2019