Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport, which was recently crowned as one of the most scenic airports in the world, experienced its busiest summer on record.
According to PortsToronto, owners and operators of Billy Bishop, 817,171 passengers arrived and departed through the airport from June to August.
Both Porter Airlines and Air Canada contributed to the high passenger numbers, which were a combination of leisure and business travellers.
“Whether travelling to Toronto, New York, Ottawa or Montreal for business meetings or taking off to Boston or Halifax for a fun summer getaway, more and more people are choosing our airport for its unique passenger service which includes complimentary shuttle service, comfortable lounges, shorter lines and proximity to downtown,” said Gene Cabral, Executive Vice President, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and PortsToronto.
This summer, Billy Bishop welcomed 267,094 passengers in June, 264,866 passengers in July, and 285,211 passengers in August, surpassing the previous monthly record, which was set in August 2017, by nearly 12,000.
Billy Bishop Airport serviced 2.8 million passengers in 2017 and is currently the ninth busiest airport in Canada.
“This summer also marked a busy time for infrastructure development at the airport with the completion of our airfield rehabilitation project and the ongoing completion of the terminal upgrade which includes larger passenger lounges,” said Cabral in a statement.
“We are proud that we were able to introduce improved facilities and infrastructure at the same time as providing a high level of service and efficiency to passengers.”