Service Resumes at Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport
Sep 9, 2021 By MarketDepth
Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport has resumed commercial operations as of yesterday. The airport had been shut down due to the pandemic for 18 months.
Domestic Flights Only
Currently, Billy Bishop is only hosting domestic flights to Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, St. John’s, and Thunder Bay, but will also resume flight operations to the United States on September 17th.
The airport’s two airlines, Porter Airlines and Air Canada, have introduced vaccine mandates for employees last month, clearing the way for service to resume. While Porter Airlines had introduced a vaccination policy that also allows for employees to present a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to their shift, Air Canada went a step further, mandating that all staff members who are not vaccinated by October 30th would face termination or be sent on unpaid leave.
The service restart date of September 8th is also particularly significant as it’s the 82nd anniversary of the first commercial flight ever to arrive at the Toronto Islands airport.