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Consultant report warns of high operating costs for jets at Billy Bishop

A new report warns that upgrading Toronto’s island airport to permit jets could be significantly costlier than believed, possibly exceeding $1 billion.

September 18, 2015  By The Toronto Star

The study from consultants Oliver Wyman was commissioned by Air Canada, which has been vocal in its opposition to any jet expansion at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport being pushed by competitor Porter Airlines.

PortsToronto, the federal agency that operates the airport, has several studies due out this fall. They include a preliminary runway design and environment assessment review, which will eventually wind its way to city hall for a final decision on jets. | READ MORE


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