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District of Muskoka still needs CATSA approval before considering a commercial airline

Whether or not Muskoka is getting a commercial airline service to the region is still up in the air.

This from Executive Director of Explorers’ Edge James Murphy, as he prepares to make a presentation based on the needs and benefits of having a commercial airline service coming to the region.

On June 23rd, he will be meeting with District of Muskoka Council to make this presentation based on research done by hired consultant InterVISTAS.

Murphy says at this point there is still a very long road ahead before plans can be made to actually begin to attract commercial airliners to Muskoka like Porter.

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He says the most important step the district needs to make at this point is setting up the necessary security screening equipment in order to be approved by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

Murphy adds any talk of a commercial airliner coming to Muskoka is just speculation until they have CATSA approval.

Murphy and an official with InterVISTAS recently met with community stakeholders to discuss their feelings on bringing commercial airline service to Muskoka.

Those findings will also be part of the report provided to district council.

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