Muskoka Airport On Path To Recovery After Pandemic

Muskoka Airport On Path To Recovery After Pandemic

Posted: 2021-10-15 11:36:23 By: thebay

The District of Muskoka says that after weathering a challenging 2020 in a sector that was one of the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many positive signs of recovery to celebrate at the Muskoka Airport. 

The District says there has been a substantial increase in Aircraft traffic for the period of July through August 2021 from the same period in 2020.   Visitor traffic was up 62% for jet aircraft, up 62% for turboprops, up 36% for helicopters. Local traffic movements were up by 26.4%.

Canada Customs and Immigration reinstated service at the Muskoka Airport, while FlyGTA and Porter Airlines are planning to resume flights to and from Toronto in the future.

As well, Blade Aviation is working to open a new Helicopter Flight School at the airport. The District also reports that it has purchased a hanger to provide aircraft storage and parking.

Construction of Muskoka Mod Centre Inc. has been completed and the new business is focused on converting aircraft into cargo planes.

Len O’Connor, Muskoka Airport CEO says “Our Airport tenants have increased business and it is very exciting to see these positive developments at the Airport after a very challenging 18-months.”