Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Named One of World's Best Airports

Apr 16, 2013, 10:18 ET from Toronto Port Authority

TORONTO, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) has been ranked as one of Canada's and the world's best airports to travel from. The Skytrax World Airport Awards awarded BBTCA the tenth Best Airport in the World in the Under 5 Million Passenger category. This also places BBTCA as Canada's second best airport in the same category.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are based solely on the 12 million passenger suyrveys collected at over 388 airports across the world. The survey evaluates the total passenger experience from arrival to departure from the airport.

""This prestigious international recognition further demonstrates the value of the BBTCA to the City of Toronto and the millions of travelers who have come to rely on operations for their business and leisure needs" said President and CEO of the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) Geoffrey Wilson.

The TPA, owner and operator of BBTCA, is building a state of the art pedestrian tunnel that, when completed in mid-2014, will link the popular Airport to the mainland. This project was launched in March 2012.

The Skytrax awards recognize a variety of travel categories including services, staff and by region. To see Skytrax full rankings, visit http://www.worldairportawards.com/Awards_2013/bestsize.htm. For more information on BBTCA, visit www.torontoport.com

About the Toronto Port Authority (www.torontoport.com)

The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Port of Toronto (Terminals 51 and 52), and Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. In addition to moving more than two million passengers through the airport in 2012, the Port Authority provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port, and owns and operates Toronto's largest freshwater marina. The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June 8, 1999 as a government business under the Canada Marine Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners.

SOURCE Toronto Port Authority