London Airport CEO says new flights to Toronto Island still need "homework"

A plan for direct flights between London International Airport and Toronto’s downtown island airport still appears to be up in the air.

Last month, FlyGTA, a small airline that flies between Billy Bishop and Niagara District airports, announced it would extend service to Barrie, Kitchener and London -writes lfpress.com.

Flights to Barrie and Kitchener began last week, but the company’s release said flights to London would not begin until December.

Mike Seabrook, president of London International Airport, said he’s still in talks with the airline.

“They are trying to determine if there is a good market for them in London. We have to be sure and so does FlyGTA, so we are both doing some homework,” he said.

FlyGTA chief executive Chris Nowrouzi could not be reached for comment.

Seabrook said if the service gets launched, it would involve at least two daily flights using eight-seat Piper Navajo aircraft.

FlyGTA began Toronto-Niagara flights last September. One-way fare for the 15-minute flight is $99.

Air Canada and WestJet offer several daily flights from London to Toronto, but the planes land at Pearson International Airport.

The FlyGTA flights would land at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, where passengers can use a tunnel or ferry to get downtown more quickly.

A new service would be a boost for London airport, which lost United Airlines flights to New York and Chicago in recent years.

“We are making sure we are the right fit for their service. We don’t want something to start and then fail,” said Seabrook.

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