Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport has been named one of the best airports in the world.
For the second year in a row, the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranked the city airport as sixth in a top 10 list of global airports.
Other winners announced today by the Condé Nast Traveler awards, the premier international travel industry awards voted on by more than 300,000 travellers, include Singapore, Seoul, South Korea, and Doha, Qatar. Billy Bishop Airport was the only airport in Canada to be recognized in the category.
“Congratulations to Billy Bishop Airport on this impressive ranking for the second consecutive year,” said Mayor John Tory, in a release. “Billy Bishop Airport plays an important role in Toronto as a key economic driver, an important piece of transportation infrastructure and a provider of jobs. To be ranked among international airports is a true testament to the travel experience Billy Bishop provides to visitors and residents.”
Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Airport, said that the airport is committed to ensuring that its over 2.7 million passengers each year have a truly extraordinary travel experience.
“To be ranked by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the best international airports is both an honour and validation of the work we are doing to make Billy Bishop Airport a world class gateway,” said Wilson.
“From our excellent customer service to the award-winning airlines that fly from our airport to more than 20 destinations, to amenities such as the pedestrian tunnel, shuttle service, full-service lounges, proximity to downtown and shorter lines, our airport is a world-class facility that offers excellent service, efficient access and economic impact to the world-class city of Toronto.”
Last year, Billy Bishop ranked fourth in the top international airports.
1 Singapore (SIN) Singapore, Singapore
2 Seoul Incheon (ICN) Seoul, South Korea
3 Dubai (DXB) Dubai, UAE
4 Hong Kong (HKG) Hong Kong, China
5 Doha (DOH) Doha, Qatar
6 Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) Toronto, Canada
7 Zurich (ZRH) Zurich, Switzerland
8 Helsinki (HEL) Helsinki, Finland
9 Mumbai (BOM), Mumbai, India
10 Tokyo Haneda (HND) Tokyo, Japan