A Great Place to Work

PortsToronto must be a wonderful place to work. The seven-person executive team pulled down a cool $1.54 million according to the outfit’s 2014 financial statements. The amount is up from $1.3 million in 2013 or a 7% increase. Perhaps the raises were for showing up. After all, PortsToronto revenue from operations dropped to $31.8 million from $32.3 ...

SkyTrax and Porter

By Thursday, June 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

USA Today announced on June 17, 2015 that SkyTrax awarded Porter Airlines the year’s best regional airline in North America, even though the year is only half over. The U.K. travel consultantcy operates the self-appointed “world’s largest review site” and even has a gold seal to prove the company’s importance. Also, shown below is a gold seal ...

PortsToronto’s Annual Meeting

By Wednesday, June 17, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ – OH NO! That time is upon us again when PortsToronto in its best puffery tells us what a great job it’s doing. The organization’s luminaries will regale the public with last year’s financials that prove it’s making so much money that it doesn’t need to expand the airport. Perhaps we’ll hear how the captains ...

A Porter Airlines Advantage?

By Wednesday, June 17, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

It looks, at first glance, like another entry in Porter Airlines expanding list of destination offerings. At second glance it may not be little more than a grab at the publicity brass ring. With great fanfare, Porter announced an interline agreement with Emirates Airlines. The airline is a Middle East carrier owned by Dubai’s investment fund, ...

Caution – BBTCA Noise Area

PortsToronto’s Environmental Assessment (EA) seems to be geared towards an enabling plan rather than a true EA. As such, it will need to get around the noise that airport produces other than that specified by the Tripartite Agreement (Agreement). The Agreement itself and PortsToronto’s interpretation of how the Q400 with two out of three sound ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Emergency Response and Access

This is the last in a series of comments CommunityAIR submitted on Wednesday, May 20, on the Proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) Study Design/Scope in what has been described by people with experience in such matters as a sham EA. The PortsToronto consultant, AECOM, proposes to consider public comments in deciding the final study components that AECOM ...