FlyGTA Airlines

FLYGTA Inc., operating as FlyGTA Airlines, established as Greater Toronto Airways in 2014, is a Canadian air operator serving southern Ontario. FlyGTA provides sightseeing tours over Toronto and Niagara Falls, air charter services and scheduled flights. As of November 6, 2017, the airline serves six destinations with scheduled flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to/from Barrie/Simcoe, St. Catharines/Niagara, Waterloo, Wiarton/Bruce Peninsula and Muskoka. The flight between Toronto-Billy Bishop and St. Catharines/Niagara is the shortest link between the two cities (land transportation methods must travel many kilometres around Lake Ontario) and is advertised as the shortest commercial flight in North America, at 10 minutes according to the company[5] and 15 minutes according to Global News.[6]

FLYGTA Inc.
FlyGTA Airlines New Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
TOR[1] HOMERUN[1]
Commenced operationsNovember 6, 2017 (2017-11-06)
AOC #Canada: 18765[2]
United States: 6LYF537F[3]
Operating basesBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport
Fleet size8[4]
Destinations6
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
  • Chris Nowrouzi (CEO)
  • David Nissan (COO)
Websiteflygta.com

The airline offers charters between various regions and airports in Southern Ontario. These are Toronto (Billy Bishop), Bruce Peninsula, Niagara, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Smiths Falls.[7]

Scheduled destinationsEdit

FleetEdit

FlyGTA Airlines the following light aircraft registered with Transport Canada:[4]

FlyGTA
Aircraft No. of aircraft Variants Notes
Cessna 207 1 Cessna 207A A seven seat 207A, not on FLYGTA site
Cessna Citation II 1 Citation Bravo A stretched version of the Cessna Citation I, seats up to seven[17]
GippsAero GA8 Airvan 1 GA8-TC-320 Can seat seven[17]
Piper PA-31 Navajo 4 PA-31-350 Chieftain Stretched version of the Navajo, up to eight passengers[17]
Piper PA-34 Seneca 1 PA-34-200 Seneca I , not on FLYGTA site

The Transport Canada list also includes a Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II[18] and a Piper PA-28 Cherokee[19] both with cancelled certificates. However, the Piper PA-28 Cherokee is listed at the FLYGTA site as a PA-28-161 Warrior II and still in operation.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Aviation Codes Website - Airline Codes beginning with". www.avcodes.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  2. ^ Transport Canada (2019-08-31), Civil Aviation Services (CAS) AOC. wwwapps.tc.gc.ca.
  3. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  4. ^ a b "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for FLYGTA". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  5. ^ admintorontoirways. "FLIGHTS | FlyGTA Airlines". www.flygta.com. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  6. ^ Smith, Madeline. "Greater Toronto Airways to offer direct flights between Toronto and Niagara". Global News.
  7. ^ "Charters – FLYGTA". Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  8. ^ "Airline to start offering flights from Barrie area to Toronto". CTV News Barrie. 2017-10-10.
  9. ^ Ward, Adam (November 6, 2017). "Ready for takeoff: Flights now being offered from the Barrie area to Toronto". CTV News Barrie. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Commuter airline FlyGTA targets Toronto-Muskoka route". Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  11. ^ Flanagan, Ryan (October 10, 2017). "Toronto-Waterloo Region flights to start in November". CTV News Kitchener.
  12. ^ Mercer, Greg (November 7, 2017). "Waterloo Region to Toronto in under 20 minutes". Waterloo Region Record. Metroland Media Group. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  13. ^ Firth, Maryanne (August 9, 2016). "Air service launched to connect Niagara, Toronto". St. Catharines Standard. Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  14. ^ McAllister, Mark (October 12, 2016). "New flight service between Toronto and Niagara slow to take off". Global News. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  15. ^ February 16, Rob Gowan More from Rob Gowan Published on; February 16, 2019 | Last Updated; Est, 2019 3:24 Pm (2019-02-16). "Passenger flights coming to Wiarton in May". Owen Sound Sun Times. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  16. ^ September 17, Elliot Ferguson More from Elliot Ferguson Published on:; September 17, 2020 | Last Updated:; Edt, 2020 2:31 Pm (2020-09-17). "FlyGTA begins air service between Toronto and Kingston". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved 2020-09-17.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  17. ^ a b c d Fleet
  18. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Aircraft Details Piper PA-34
  19. ^ [https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/ccarcs-riacc/ADet.aspx?id=18004&rfr=RchSimpRes.aspx?on=FLYGTA%7C&print=y Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Aircraft Details Piper PA-28}

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