“It’s been a long time coming”: new domestic flights soon to Waterloo Region Airport


KITCHENER – There will soon be four new domestic destinations that passengers can fly to regularly from the Region of Waterloo. Pivot Airlines and the Waterloo Airport region announced a partnership on Tuesday that will see frequent flights from the region to Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

On Tuesday morning, a special Waterloo Region council meeting was held to approve the motion to allow the airline to provide the service with a focus on market development.

“This opens up many business opportunities for business partnerships in Ottawa, Windsor and Toronto,” said Rod Reiger, Planning Commissioner for the region. “Guelph and Wellington County are also part of this airline’s market. ”

In a press release, Pivot Airlines says the service will begin once approvals are received and will depend on the relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

“It is encouraging to see their confidence in our airport after we, at the taxpayer’s expense, have spent a lot of money improving the airport and preparing it for this day,” said Coun. Tom Galloway. “They seem to want to be here for the long haul. ”

During the council meeting, Regional President Karen Redman said the partnership was “long in coming” and joined other councilors in noting the hard work of staff to make it happen.

The agreement allows Pivot Airlines to build maintenance, operations and office facilities at YKF.

“Passengers can expect flawless operation here,” said Chris Wood, airport general manager. “No need to go on the 401 to go to other airports. We have parking at a reasonable price. Nine dollars a day. Fast security. Very convenient access for passengers. ”

The airline plans to announce new partnerships in the coming weeks that will allow passengers to return safely to travel by plane.

Officials did not say how much the flights to the four new destinations would cost.


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