Collingwood Airport Receives Port-of-Entry Status
Here is a story from April 2013 that announced approval, finally, of Port-of-Entry status for the Collingwood Regional Airport.
After more than a decade of negotiations and pitches, the Collingwood Regional Airport has finally been awarded approval for customs service by the Canada Border Services Agency. Simcoe-Grey M.P. Dr. Kellie Leitch made the announcement on Friday, April 12th.
This is great news for Collingwood as planes flying from the United States can now fly directly to the Collingwood airport rather than having to land elsewhere to clear customs before arriving. From an economic development point of view, Friday’s announcement opens doors to new opportunities in attracting industries to town.
Airport board chairperson Charlie Tatham was thrilled with the announced approval, saying that the airport will see the development of more hangar space as it continues to grow.
Collingwood Regional Airport Board Chairperson Charlie Tatham was on hand for the announcement. He said close to 200 aircraft from the United States fly into the Collingwood airport each year.
The airport has facilities for private and corporate aircraft, charters, sight seeing, aircraft maintenance and flight training. The lighted runway is 5,000 feet long, and 100 feet wide and there is a 24 hour access service for airplane fuel for both jet and piston aircraft.
The First Class Cafe welcomes visitors year-round.