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More Changes In Store For Muskoka Airport

Posted: 2019-07-23 07:47:22 By: hbr

The Muskoka Airport has been a busy spot this summer both on the tarmac and behind the scenes.

As of last month Porter Airlines is now flying from Toronto Island twice a week into the Gravenhurst Airport and the airport leadership is on a mission to make changes in the way the airport is currently being run.

Speaking to District council during their last meeting Bud Purvis, the Muskoka Airport Board Chair said over the past year the airport has hosted nine stakeholder meetings with more than 150 invitees. They also hired new Airport CEO Len O’Connor earlier this year and are ready to turn the Muskoka Airport from a small local airport into a thriving transportation gateway that improves access to the Muskoka experience.

Council heard the airport is currently inadequately structured and resourced and there’s a need for a clear strategy and plans that produce measurable results.

To that end, the airport has a number of changes in store including the development of an Airport Master Plan, a comprehensive real estate plan, and a social media strategy and accompanying communications strategy.