YTZ voted one of world’s most scenic airport landings

PortsToronto Press Release | March 21, 2019

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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) has once again made Private Fly’s top 10 list for Most Scenic Airport Approaches in the world. Billy Bishop Airport ranked eighth among 129 airports worldwide, representing the fifth consecutive year that Toronto’s city airport has made the coveted top 10 global list.

View of Toronto skyline at night from airplane
The 2.8 million travellers who fly through Billy Bishop Airport annually have the unique opportunity to view Toronto’s skyline from the airplane window. PortsToronto Photo

As Billy Bishop Airport is located on the Toronto Islands, the 2.8 million travellers who fly through the airport annually have the unique opportunity to view Toronto’s skyline and ever changing seasonal beauty through the airplane window–arguably the best possible vantage point.

Private Fly’s global list of the top 10 Most Scenic Airport Approaches is a result of the thousands of votes cast from around the world to recognize the most breathtaking airport landings. Billy Bishop Airport, the only Canadian airport to be recognized for its scenic approach, was named alongside airports located in some of the world’s most stunning places, including Donegal Airport in Ireland, Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport in the South of France, Queenstown Airport in New Zealand and Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

“Our airport is renowned for its convenient location minutes from the heart of downtown Toronto, its friendly customer service, and overall efficiency and connectivity,” said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. “It is also becoming known around the world for its breathtaking views and for that, we have to thank the City of Toronto which never fails to impress.

“Whether coming home to Toronto through Billy Bishop Airport for the hundredth time or flying to the city for a first-ever visit, YTZ travellers delight in seeing Toronto’s iconic skyline from above, and we are thrilled to once again be recognized in Private Fly’s global poll for most scenic approach for the fifth consecutive year.”

Billy Bishop Airport has won a series of passenger-driven awards, including being named one of the top airports in North America in both the Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards and Skytrax World Airport Awards.

Billy Bishop Airport has also been ranked as the fourth Best International Airport by Condé Nast Traveler.

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