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Pivot Airlines recently announced that it has entered a formal arrangement with the Region of Waterloo International Airport to provide scheduled domestic air service to Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal. Pivot said it is excited to form a true partnership with the Region of Waterloo International Airport by having their support in helping develop regional markets aimed at serving Waterloo Region.
Service commences upon receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals and is contingent upon a loosening of COVID-19 travel-related restrictions; flights will be operated with Canadian made CRJ jets and de Havilland Dash 8 regional turboprops.
The regional airline model in Canada is changing, and we are ideally positioned to play a critical role. We believe as people return to travel, modern regional airports will play a larger role than what we have seen in the past. The facilities, infrastructure and capabilities of YKF are genuinely world-class; travellers will enjoy the efficiencies and comfort that come with using the airport when compared to using a crowded hub airport.
Our agreement with YKF allows Pivot to build maintenance, operations and office facilities at the airport, which will enable us to serve the community and travelling public better while creating local jobs.
In the coming weeks, we look forward to announcing additional partnerships and more service related details that we believe will allow us to help kick-start a safe and measured return to travel.
“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,” said Eric Edmondson, chief executive officer of Pivot Airlines.
“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,” said Karen Redman, regional chair of Waterloo Region. “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.”