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Muskoka air service one step closer


The effort to establish commercial flights into the Muskoka Airport to foster tourism growth and economic development moved forward with the hiring of InterVISTAS by project partners RTO12 and the District of Muskoka to help these organizations obtain aviation security screening designation at the airport.

“This is the first step in making the dream of having passenger airlines land in our region a reality,” said James Murphy, executive director of RTO12, the regional tourism organization also known as Explorers’ Edge.

“After a thorough vetting of responses to our Request for Services that was posted this past January, we are very pleased to announce that InterVISTAS has been selected to determine what is needed to meet Transport Canada and Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) requirements, and to ultimately get these planes here. Without Transport Canada and CATSA’s blessing, the project can’t happen, so we are relying on the industry experts at InterVISTAS to help us achieve this mandatory airport readiness.”

“The District of Muskoka is very excited to work with Explorers’ Edge and InterVISTAS to further explore the opportunity to bring scheduled service to the Muskoka Airport,” said John Klinck, Chair of the District Municipality of Muskoka. “The airport is a very valuable asset for our region and we are eager to harness its potential to grow Muskoka’s economy.”

Travel Courier Issue Date: Mar 03, 2016
Posted in News



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