New air taxi service offers flights from Toronto to Muskoka in just over 30 minutes
Muskoka is offering a new air taxi service starting this summer.
The Muskoka Airport Board and the District of Muskoka are partnering with FlyGTA to offer the flights from Billy Bishop in Toronto to the Gravenhurst-based airport. The flights are expected to start in June and run until mid-October and will cost about $140 for a one-way trip and take just over half an hour.
A plan to offer commercial flights for international visitors was put on hold in April while the federal government was deciding on the Transportation Modernization Act. The amendment would allow any Canadian airports to pay for access to Canadian Air Transport Security Authority screening services. Airports need these screening services to offer commercial flights from major air carriers. Bill C-49 was passed on Tuesday and will go for Royal Assent before the amendments are made law.
Muskoka officials say they’re still hopeful for commercial flights to arrive in 2019.
Commercial flights to Muskoka put on hold while district waits for federal bill