A year after starting the shortest commuter air service in North America between Billy Bishop Airport and Niagara District Airport,  FlyGTA has announced plans for two new routes and a major expansion of its footprint in Niagara.

The Billy Bishop-based airline will build a 3,600 square metre maintenance hangar and “luxury” terminal at Niagara to serve its customers who have embraced the significant time savings offered by the service.

The flight takes about 13 minutes and the 120 km drive to downtown Toronto can take hours, depending on traffic. “A lot of our flights are full these days. It’s great,” Chris Nowrouzi, FlyGTA Airline’s president and chief executive officer told a news conference. The airline uses Navajos and Caravans for the flights, seating up to eight passengers. Flights are $99 one way including tax.

The airline also announced it will start service to Barrie and Waterloo on Nov. 6 for $129 and early next year to London.