FLYGTA is adding Kingston, Ontario, to its list of destinations starting next month where flights will take off to and from downtown Toronto.
According to City and Tourism Kingston, starting September 10 FLYGTA will add the new Ontario destination, making it the first stage in work toward daily air service from Thursday to Sunday and a link to the Porter Airline network.
“We are thrilled that our beautiful airport will welcome visitors who will arrive aware of and primed to follow our COVID-19 measures and who will come ready and excited to support our local restaurants, artisans, hotels, attractions, and so much more,” said Megan Knott, Executive Director of Tourism Kingston.
Those who plan to take a trip will be notified of Kingston’s COVID-19 precautions, as well as special packages that can combine return airfare, hotel, and regional attractions.
“It is our mission to promote the local tourism industry, but the number one priority of every Canadian at this time is public health. This is why the City and Tourism Kingston have worked closely with FLYGTA to ensure that every safety measure is in place so that when regional travellers arrive they know what will be expected of them while staying in Kingston,” said Knott.
According to the release, Kingston residents will be able to fly to downtown Toronto, at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Toronto Island.
There will be a capacity of eight passengers for a 30-minute flight between the two cities.
Flights from Toronto will be offered Thursday to Sunday.
FLYGTA has several flights coming out of Billy Bishop airport, including to Muskoka on select dates.
“We waited for an ideal time to return to service,” said Chris Nowrouzi, CEO of FLYGTA Group.
“With most of the province in stage three and Ontarians looking for additional travel options, we remain dedicated to serving the needs of Kingston and the regional traveller.”
Thrilled to welcome @iflygta to Kingston! This will help our city’s economic recovery and provide our residents with a convenient link to Toronto. Looking forward to creating more opportunities for air travel at #ygk. https://t.co/3jmcBlJaOz pic.twitter.com/1xuW21cRZx
— Bryan Paterson (@MayorPaterson) August 31, 2020
As for Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson, he finds that this new development will benefit the city’s economic recovery while also expanding the city’s airport, creating new opportunities for travel from Kingston.
“This partnership will benefit our city’s economic recovery and provide our residents with a fast and convenient link to Toronto. It’s exciting to see how the expansion of our airport is creating new opportunities for air travel to and from Kingston.”