Local flights to soon be offered to Toronto, Windsor, Ottawa, and Montreal


A new domestic carrier is coming to the Region of Waterloo International Airport.

On Tuesday morning, it was announced that Mississauga-based Pivot Airlines will soon be offering service out of the local airport to Toronto, Windsor, Ottawa, and Montreal.

"Pivot Airlines partnership with the Region of Waterloo International Airport allows us to focus on providing safe and convenient travel options for guests who prioritize the convenience and benefits of using a modern regional airport that is focused on providing the safest return to travel protocols for travellers." Eric Edmondson, CEO of Pivot Airlines, said in a release.

The airline says the new service will start once the necessary regulatory approvals are met, and COVID-19 travel-related restrictions have been revised.

More service details are expected to be released in the coming weeks, but the flights will be operated using Canadian made CRJ Jets and De Havilland Dash 8 Regional Turboprops.

The new agreement will also allow Pivot to build maintenance, operations, and office facilities at the airport.

"We welcome Pivot Airlines to Waterloo Region. As the 10th largest urban area in Canada, our residents made 154,300 trips by air last year to the destinations announced today," added Regional Chair, Karen Redman. "These are challenging times - yet, COVID-19 will end and demand for air travel is growing. If you need to travel by air, we urge residents to support local air service. We believe Pivot's new service will encourage investment and create jobs in Waterloo Region."

An official with Pivot tells 570 NEWS, tickets will be in the $90 to $250 range.