Flights from Toronto are returning to the Muskoka Airport.

The District announced Monday that FLYGTA is resuming its 30 minutes flights on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Billy Bishop Airport to help eliminate the stress and hassle of traffic gridlock to and from Muskoka.

Regular services had been stopped since March due to COVID-19.

“We are excited to see FLYGTA Airlines resume weekend summer flights to Muskoka,” CEO at Muskoka Airport Len O’Connor said. “With a spike in tourism in the north, we hope travellers will consider getting out of their cars and into an airplane for a quick and safe trip to Muskoka.”

In a press release, FLYGTA says pandemic measures are in place for all flights in accordance with Transport Canada guidelines.

Additionally, the terminal and planes are thoroughly cleaned both before and after flights.

Social distancing is also being enforced by staff and safety stickers, labels and decals have been placed throughout the terminals.

Masks are required both during the flight and in the terminals, and temperatures of the staff are regularly monitored.

No line-ups or early check-ins are required, making the flights very efficient and reducing contact with staff and other passengers.

“We waited for an ideal time to return to service,” CEO of FLYGTA Group Chris Nowrouzi added. “With most of the province in stage three and Ontarians looking north for their staycations, we remain dedicated to serving the needs of the regional traveller.”

FLYGTA is encouraging Ontarians to explore their flights and packages as they look to lead to a safe return to Canadian tourism.