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Improving Air Connectivity in Ontario

Air transport in Ontario faces unique challenges due to our geography and the range of flights available. In order to compete with other regions of Canada,

air connectivity must be improved in Ontario. Otherwise, business users and leisure travellers will face additional costs or fewer services.

 

The Government of Ontario should:

 

• Support the reduction or abolition of air passenger duties for flights within Ontario. This tax disproportionately affects Northern Ontario in particular due to the need for reliance on air transport to reach large Ontario cities such as Toronto and Ottawa.

• Advocate for development of enlarged airport capacity in densely populated Southern Ontario by way of building more airport terminals at existing major international airports.

• Work with other governments as well as airports and airlines to increase the range of both direct flights and connections available to passengers from Ontario.

• Invest in better public transport links from our local airports all across Ontario.

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