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#1 NS VIA Fan

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:35 AM

Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport.....on an Island in Toronto Harbour.

https://www.flyporte...-centre-airport

And you can just walk along Queens Quay to your plane.....take a TTC Streetcar or the free Shuttle Bus from the Royal York Hotel across from Union Station.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:38 AM

You don't even have to take the 90 second ferry ride anymore......just walk through the new Pedestrian Tunnel below the 400' wide Harbour entrance...

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:39 AM

....and up into the lobby on the Island side where this replica of Billy Bishop's WW1 aircraft flies overhead.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:42 AM

But the ferry is still running if you want to take it:

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:45 AM

The airport is served almost exclusively by Porter Airlines with 74 seat Bombardier Q400 Turboprops on routes in eastern Canada and to the US.....and with a shuttle type frequency from downtown.....Porter is a competitor to VIA especially on the Ottawa and Montreal routes. (Air Canada Express also has Q400 flights to Montreal)

And when those Porter Q400s aren't busy on weekends they do runs to sun destinations such as Melbourne, Florida and Myrtle Beach..and ski resorts at Mt. Tramblant QC and Burlington VT out of the Island Airport.

https://www.flyporter.com/en-ca/

I flew with Porter recently to Halifax for the convenience of just walking to the plane from my downtown hotel. It's a niche airline with a strong following. Even on the lowest priced ticket....everyone gets to use the business class lounge with complimentary snacks, coffee and soft drinks....and once on the plane even complimentary beer and wine.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:47 AM

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:48 AM

And you cant beat that view climbing out!

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:13 AM

Great shots, thanks for posting!
Toronto to Melbourne, Fl. seems like a long flight on a Q...
metroblue?

okay on the blue!

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

Outstanding,thanks again for sharing!😎
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