Fact Check: Jets Will Not Reduce Travel Times on Major Routes
De-Bunking the Claim that Jets at the Island Airport Will Reduce Travel Times October 23, 2013 TORONTO - One of key argument of the jet plan supporters for the Island Airport is that the use of jets will increase convenience for air travellers, and that this justifies damaging the Harbour and Toronto's waterfront. In fact, the use of jets will not reduce travel times at all. That's the clear conclusion when you compare the length of turboprop and jet flights - based the scheduled arrival and departure times of existing turboprop and jet flights set out on the Porter and Air Canada websites. Toronto-Ottawa
- Turboprop to Ottawa (Porter, from Island Airport): 56 minutes
- Jet to Ottawa (Air Canada, from Pearson): 63 minutes
- Turboprop 7 minutes faster.
- Turboprop to Montreal (Air Canada, from Island Airport): 70 minutes
- Jet to Montreal (Air Canada, from Pearson): 75 minutes
- Turboprop 5 minutes faster.
- Turboprop to New York (Porter, from BBTIA): 90 minutes
- Jet to New York (Air Canada, from Pearson): 89 minutes
- Jet 1 minute faster.