Toronto's island airport voted one of the most scenic landings in the world... again

Mar 21 2019, 3:50 pm

Toronto’s island airport is one of the most scenic in the world, according to a global poll.

The annual poll by Private Fly has voted Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport as the eighth most scenic airport landings, making the airport a top ten finalist for the fifth consecutive year.

Billy Bishop Airport was the only Canadian airport to be recognized alongside airports located in some of the world’s most scenic destinations, including Donegal Airport in Ireland, Queenstown Airport in New Zealand, and Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport in France.

Travellers from around the world cast votes to determine the top ten Most Scenic Airport Landings, according to the poll.

Being on the Toronto Islands, Billy Bishop passengers get to see a stunning view of Toronto’s skyline and harbour as they arrive and depart from the city.

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“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.”

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(CNW Group/PortsToronto)

Here are the top 10 scenic airports in the world:

1. Donegal Airport (Ireland)
2. Barra Airport (Scotland)
3. Nice Airport (France)
4. Orlando Melbourne International Airport (USA)
5. St Maarten (Netherlands Antilles)
6. Saba Airport (Netherlands Antilles)
7. Queenstown Airport (New Zealand)
8. Toronto Billy Bishop (Canada)
9. London City Airport (England)
10. Aosta Airport (Italy)