Kitchener-Waterloo

What you need to know about new daily Toronto-Waterloo flights

Toronto airline FLYGTA says its direct service between Toronto and Waterloo region will take less than 20 minutes and cost passengers $129 all-included.

Daily flights will save time for commuters, facilitate connecting flights to other cities.

FLYGTA announced Tuesday that it would start a daily flight between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport starting Nov. 6. (FLYGTA/Facebook)

Toronto airline FLYGTA says its direct service between Toronto and Waterloo region will take less than 20 minutes and cost passengers $129 all-included.

The airline announced Tuesday that it would start a daily flight between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport starting Nov. 6.

"Any time that new flights are announced, it's a great day for us," said Chris Wood, general manager of the Waterloo region's airport.

We are hopefull that it will grow into something a little more subtstantial as people see the benefits of it and choose to use it.- Chris Wood

The new change is a welcome addition for people needing connecting flights to other cities, as well as daily commuters, according to Chris Nowrouzi, CEO of FLYGTA.

"It's just getting busier and busier on the highways and we've, as a region, recognized a need for connecting our short-hop cities," he told The Morning Edition's Craig Norris.

Passengers will be allowed to carry one large suitcase for a fee of  $10 as well as one free carry-on.

The FLYGTA planes are smaller. Passengers will be allowed to carry one large suitcase for a fee of $10 as well as one free carry-on. (FLYGTA/Facebook)
Membership options will also be available to regular travellers, which Nowrouzi said would offset the cost of a fare by "40 per cent or so."

Few seats mean that the addition won't have much impact in terms of traffic to YKF or accommodations at the aiport itself.

"But, we are hopefull that it will grow into something a little more subtstantial as people see the benefits of it and choose to use it," Wood said. 

Nowrouzi also confirmed that the airline will be starting a Toronto-London route shortly.

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