Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Named a Top International Airport in Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Oct. 19, 2016

On Oct. 18, Condé Nast Traveler announced that Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) has ranked fourth worldwide in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers' Choice Awards, the premier international travel industry awards voted on by more than 300,000 travellers around the world. Ranking only behind Singapore (SIN), Seoul, South Korea (ICN), and Doha, Qatar (DOH), Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) was the only airport in Canada to be recognized in the category.

"The coveted Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are often referred to as the 'seal of approval' from the world's most discerning travellers," said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Airport. "To be ranked by travellers worldwide as one of the best airports internationally is an exceptional honour and a true validation of the work that we are doing at Billy Bishop Airport to ensure an extraordinary travel experience for all of our passengers. From our excellent customer service, to the award-winning airlines that fly from our airport to more than 20 destinations, to amenities such as the pedestrian tunnel, shuttle service, full-service lounges, proximity to downtown and shorter lines, our airport is recognized as a world-class facility by the 2.5 million passengers who travel through our doors each year and as an important international gateway for the city of Toronto."

"Billy Bishop Airport plays a significant role in Toronto as a key economic driver, an important piece of transportation infrastructure and a provider of jobs," said Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto. "Ranked alongside airports in Singapore, Hong Kong and Zurich, Billy Bishop Airport is seen as a world-class facility that fuels businesses, facilitates tourism and offers connectivity to all of those who come, go and stay in the world-class city of Toronto. I offer my congratulations to Billy Bishop Airport on this impressive ranking."

The Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards is the third international passenger-driven award won by Billy Bishop Airport in 2016. In February 2016, the airport was named one of the top airports in North America in the Airports Council International's (ACI) 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards and in March 2016 the airport was named one of North America's best airports by Skytrax World Airport Awards. In 2015 and 2016 the airport was also recognized as one of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Airport Approaches by Private Fly and was a finalist in the 2015 World Business Travel Awards.

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards Top 10 International Airports

1 Singapore (SIN) Singapore, Singapore
2 Seoul Incheon (ICN) Seoul, South Korea
3 Doha (DOH) Doha, Qatar
4 Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) Toronto, Canada
5 Dubai (DXB) Dubai, UAE
6 Hong Kong (HKG) Hong Kong, China
7 Copenhagen (CPH) Copenhagen, Denmark
8 Tokyo Haneda (HND) Tokyo, Japan
9 Helsinki (HEL) Helsinki, Finland
10 Zurich (ZRH) Zurich, Switzerland

Porter Airlines, which operates out of Billy Bishop Airport, ranked ninth in the category of Best International Airline, the fifth time the airline has won a Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award.
The Readers' Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler. The full list is published exclusively online at