Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, commonly known as Toronto Island Airport, is a small airport located on the Toronto Islands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The airport is used by regional airliners, as well as for general aviation, including private aviation, small charter flights, and medical emergency flights. The airport is only accessibly by passenger ferry.
The airport was previously known as Toronto City Centre Airport and Port George VI Island Airport.
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BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT HISTORY
Conceived in the 1930s as the main airport for Toronto, the airport is named after William Avery “Billy” Bishop, a Canadian First World War flying ace.
During World War II, the island airport became a military training base for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. After the war, the airport returned to civilian uses, with flying clubs and several aviation companies setting up at the airport, offering services such as aircraft rentals, air freight, charter flights, pilot training and sight-seeing flights.
Landing at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT LOCATION
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is located on the Toronto Islands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just offshore from Toronto city center.
The view from approaching aircraft into the airport is stunning. With most flights coming from the east, the airport offers views of Ashbridges Bay, Scarborough Bluffs and the downtown core including the CN Tower and Rogers Centre. Absolutely outstanding.
The Billy Bishop Airport is surrounded by water, along with the Toronto Skyline and famous CN Tower, so it feels like you are on vacation each time you fly in there, even if going on business---no matter how many times you have been there since it is so very scenic!
It's incredible having an airport so accessible to the heart of a major international city. The approach reflects this with a combination of urban and natural features that is unmatched.
BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT FACTS
Airport Codes: YTZ, CYTZ
Elevation: 252 feet
For private jet charter from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, call PrivateFly at +44 (0) 1747 642 777.
For private jet charter from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport call PrivateFly on +44 (0) 1747 642 777 (24 hours).