Good news for Kingston and the city’s tourism industry with the announcement that FLYGTA will be adding the city to its list of Ontario destinations beginning Sept. 10 – the first stage in working toward potential daily air service to and from downtown Toronto and a link to the Porter Airline network.
Megan Knott, executive director of Tourism Kingston, said: “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.”
FLYGTA flights from Toronto will be offered Thursday to Sunday.
Visitors will be advised of Kingston’s COVID-19 precautions and will be able to access a range of Kingston experiences through specialized packages that combine return airfare with accommodations and regional attractions, providing the ultimate fall getaway.
Knott noted that: “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.”
In June, Air Canada announced it would discontinue flight service at approximately 40 regional airports, including Kingston, due to COVID-19. Through FLYGTA, Kingston residents can now fly to downtown Toronto, arriving at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Toronto Island. With capacity limited to eight passengers, this new air service provides safe and efficient travel for the 30-minute flight between Kingston and Toronto.
Chris Nowrouzi, CEO of FLYGTA Group, said: “We waited for an ideal time to return to service. 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. We encourage Ontarians to explore our flights and packages and hope together we can support the safe return of Canadian tourism.”