Pivot Airlines partners with the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF). Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal – here we come!

Posted On Tuesday September 15, 2020

Waterloo Region, ON - Pivot Airlines is pleased to announce that we have entered a formal arrangement with the Region of Waterloo International Airport to provide scheduled domestic air service to Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal. We are 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.

Eric Edmondson, Chief Executive Officer of Pivot Airlines, said, “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.”

“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.”

Fly from home and have more time for the things that matter! Visit www.flypivot.com to learn more.

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For more information, contact:

Brock Henderson, Vice President Operations Control
Pivot Airlines
Telephone: 416-659-6615
E-mail: Brock.Henderson@flypivot.com

Sandra McAuley, Marketing and Communications Supervisor                     

Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)                                                         
Telephone: 519-648-2256 ext. 8504 (1-866-648-2256 ext. 8504)                  
E-mail: smcauley@regionofwaterloo.ca


About Pivot Airlines

Pivot Airlines continues a business with a 25-year legacy of operating as a regional airline with a new approach, mission and goals driven by a refreshed management team and ownership. Pivot is one of only nine Canadian airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry, of which only four airlines, including Pivot, specialize in regional airline activity. The management team at Pivot Airlines has a proven track record with over 25 years of experience in providing high volume connecting traffic to two major Canadian airlines, where they connected millions of passengers annually by safely completing 150 flights daily under their partner’s marketing brand.

Pivot focuses on providing regional airline solutions to a variety of community partners and mainline carriers, corporate shuttle clients and private group and sports team clients. Pivot Airlines is headquartered at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.


About the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)

The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)is a full-service facility which supports commercial, corporate and general aviation. The airport is home to 25 businesses that employ 300+ people that together contribute over $90 million annually to Waterloo Region’s economy. WestJet Airlines provides non-stop service to Calgary year-round. Sunwing Airlines provides seasonal weekly service. YKF is owned and operated by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada). For more information visit www.waterlooairport.ca, call 519-648-2256/toll free 1-866-648-2256 or contact your travel agent.