Commercial flights could be coming to Muskoka this summer.

The District has agreed to negotiate a deal to partner with an unnamed commercial air carrier to offer seasonal flights in and out of the Muskoka Airport in Gravenhurst. Negotiations are still ongoing according to officials.

The service would run from June until September and officials are focused on marketing the service to US tourists coming to Canada. The district would be responsible for building a secure screening area approved by Transport Canada. The estimated cost is around $600,000 and would come from a district reserve.

Overall the district expects to collect over $15,000 in revenue from the first year.

If approved, the first flight could arrive this June.