The company has been steadily broadening its sky-high presence, happily willing to connect with southern Ontario residents who plan to travel near and not quite so near.
FlyGTA, which operates out of Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport, began by carrying people between Toronto and such Ontario locales as Niagara, Muskoka and Waterloo, airborne service that allows travellers to avoid the Toronto area’s often famously bad traffic.
FlyGTA CEO Chris Nowrouzi acknowledges the pandemic has created challenges for his company but also delivered some selling points.
PRIVATE BECOMING POPULAR
“Needless to say, using private jets for both essential service and leisure travel became more popular,” he states of a form of transportation that minimizes the contact passengers have with other people en route to their destination.
Planes in FlyGTA’s fleet can each carry eight passengers.
Nowrouzi notes FlyGTA – which has been offering private aircraft charters for over 6 years — decided to create a tour operator division, combining private jet service with stringent safety protocols to offer vacations he says lead to major time savings.
The company has set its sights on offering what Nowrouzi describes as “low-risk, luxury destinations” in the Caribbean.
Among choices FlyGTA decided upon was a 007 package that has a private jet carry clients to Jamaica, staying at Goldeneye, the oceanside retreat of Ian Fleming, who wrote the James Bond novels.
Goldeneye is now a luxury retreat that enables guests to see Fleming memorabilia.
Nowrouzi reports “some of the greatest” Bond novels were written at Goldeneye.
He says going from carrying people to and from points in southern Ontario to taking clients to destinations in the Caribbean marks a major advancement for his company.
But carrying clients through Caribbean airspace is not the most distant service FlyGTA can undertake, he notes.
“We are able to fly anywhere in the world,” Nowrouzi proudly states.
Story by Ian Stalker