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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Township Reaches Agreement with Airline

Georgian Bluffs | by Ken Hashizume  

FlyGTA will operate 4 days a week between Toronto and Wiarton Keppel starting in May.

Passenger airline service between Toronto and Grey Bruce will soon take off.

FlyGTA will operate four days a week between Toronto's Billy Bishop City Airport and Wiarton Keppel International Airport.

The service will operate on a trial basis from Friday May 24th until Monday October 28th.

Georgian Bluffs Council recently directed staff to finalize the agreement.

Mayor Dwight Burley says there was a lot of discussion with not only FlyGTA but also Grey County Economic Development and Bruce County Economic Development.

He says it was when Acting CAO Rick Winters was able to make the right connections that they were able to be in a position to put an agreement in place.

Burley says there are a lot of people who do business in the Greater Toronto Area.

He says with the connections between Grey Bruce and Downtown Toronto, the new service is going to be tremendous for the whole region.

Burley says it will be interesting to find out who will be using the service.

He says people can transfer to a regional airline like Porter and go to Ottawa or New York, or take the train from Union Station to Pearson International Airport and fly anywhere in the world.

A recent report to Council showed there was huge business at Wiarton Keppel International Airport this past year.

It revealed that there was an increase in usage and fuel sales at the airport in 2018 compared to 2017, and all the space was rented out.


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