The Peterborough Airport has announced a public engagement exercise to determine public support for commuter air service between Peterborough Airport and Toronto Island Airport (Billy Bishop Airport).
The first step in attracting a commuter airline to Peterborough is understanding market demand.
They invite you to participate in an online survey (9 questions) including a comments section.
They invite you to go to SurveyMonkey at:
or go to the Peterborough Airport website at
peterboroughairport.com to complete the survey.
In 2016, the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce identified the airport as one of the Top 10 Opportunities for the Peterborough region.
Developing the airport was an intentional decision by the City and County in 2009 and they continue to look for
opportunities for more strategic development in this space. According to the airport website, general aircraft movements play a very important role at the Airport. With approximately 55,000 aircraft movements per year; the day to day flight activity includes recreational traffic, commercial jet and turbine engine operations, medivac operators, charter flights, cargo shipments and commercial/college/military flight training activities. The airport has no noise curfews allowing unrestricted operation of freight and passenger flights.
Currently, the Peterborough Airport (YPQ) is part of the Southern Ontario Airport Network (SOAN). The goal of the group is to meet the growing demand for air travel given the region's potential, and its many air transportation assets. Through responsible planning, the SOAN will ensure that the region is well placed to keep the jobs and economic benefits of air service demand in Southern Ontario.
The Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce acts as a catalyst to enhance business growth, opportunity, innovation, partnerships and a diverse business community.