What Are The Favorite Airlines Of Ontario Residents?

By Jim Tomlin
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson is the busiest airport in Canada. According to the airport’s website, the facility with the unusual YYZ airport code has more than 40 airlines serving it.

So which airlines have Ontario residents buzzing?

OntarioBets.com took a layover from our Ontario sports betting analysis to find out. We used Google Trends to discover the most popular airlines of Ontario residents, based on search results of each airline over a 90-day span from Dec. 2 to March 1. We then assigned each airline a number based on search interest in that time compared to other topics.

Here is what we found.

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Most Searched Airlines For Ontario Residents

Rank Airline Interest Over Time
1 Porter Airlines 100
2 Flair Airlines 83
3 Air Canada 31
4 Delta Air Lines 19
5 American Airlines 18

Most Searched Airlines In Ontario

The winner would perhaps come as a big surprise to many – this prop likely would have had long odds at Ontario sportsbook apps if they offered lines on such things.

Porter Airlines, which began in 2006, was the winner with a search interest score of 100 compared to other topics. The airline’s website says that it flies to more than 30 destinations and has new jet service from Pearson Airport, which might help explain the amount of interest that Ontario residents have in the company. Porter also has service to Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop Airport with regional routes.

And the Toronto Pearson Airport website highlights some major destinations that are new offers from Porter: Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco are now options from the carrier.

Flair Airlines finished second in our count of the most-searched airlines in Ontario with a score of 83, followed by three more famous brands: Air Canada (31 points), Delta (19) and American Airlines (18).

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Where Pearson Airport Ranks

According to WorldData.Info, Pearson finishes well ahead of any other Canadian airport for volume, which makes sense considering that Toronto is the nation’s biggest city. The FlightsFrom.com website has Pearson ranked No. 41 in the world for the most scheduled daily departures.

Another major part of the flight plan in the province is Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The website for the airport in the nation’s capital lists 11 airlines, including Porter, Flair and Air Canada.

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Jim Tomlin is an editor and writer specializing in sports, gambling and the intersection of those industries. He has 30+ years of journalism experience and his work has appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition.

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