Billy Bishop Airport joins Southern Ontario Airport Network as Air Travel Demand Grows

With the demand for air travel in southern Ontario expected to reach approximately 110 million passengers by 2043, Billy Bishop Airport has joined ten of the region’s most commercially significant airports to launch the Southern Ontario Airport Network (SOAN) to ensure this growing demand is supported.
Goals of the SOAN include:
  • completing an economic analysis of the impact the Southern Ontario Airport Network for our communities, the region and the province;
  • understanding the ground transportation needs in Southern Ontario and advocating for investment in ground transportation improvements that will reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • developing best-in-class strategies for responsible and sustainable airport growth including community engagement and noise management.
Billy Bishop Airport has made significant investments in infrastructure and services to ensure the airport can continue to serve as an important gateway to/from eastern Canada and the U.S. and a valuable asset for the City of Toronto.  Billy Bishop Airport is exceptionally well positioned to continue to play its part specializing in regional travel, and has a managed growth strategy in place to ensure it can support Pearson and the future travel needs on Ontarians while focusing on other airport services such as medevac and personal aviation and remaining in balance with the community in which it is located.

Members of the Southern Ontario Airport Network include: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Hamilton John C. Munro International Airport, Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, London International Airport, Oshawa Executive Airport, Niagara District Airport, Peterborough Airport, Region of Waterloo Airport, and Windsor International Airport. Transport Canada and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation are also important contributors to SOAN’s work.  

Learn more about the Southern Ontario Airport Network here.