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Who We Are

FlyGTA Airlines is the modern-day solution for the commuter, tourist, and aviation enthusiast. Located at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in the heart of Toronto, FlyGTA provides scheduled flights from Toronto to Niagara, Waterloo, Muskoka, and is expanding. Whether commuting with us regularly or chartering a flight with us, we guarantee your satisfaction. FlyGTA also tops the Ontario market in aerial tours and daycation packages with flights over Toronto and Niagara Falls and all-inclusive winery excursions, perfect for a special occasion and a tailored-for-you experience. We at FlyGTA Airlines pride ourselves with an award-winning service, and we are driven to provide the highest level of integrity, efficiency, and safety to all our clientele.

Our Story:
With just one airplane and a grand vision, Chris Nowrouzi started offering scenic tours over Toronto with the aim to operate ultra short haul flights around the GTA. He partnered with David Nissan, who also came from an entrepreneurial aviation background and shared Chris’ vision. It was at this point FlyGTA Airlines was born.
Over a year later, FlyGTA Airlines operates 8 aircraft in various capacities and consists of a team of dedicated, passionate, relationship driven people who take pleasure in giving you a world class experience.

Mission Statement:
To reinvent aviation for a new generation.

FlyGTA Airlines considers excellent customer relations and high safety standards paramount to building an airline that provides an unforgettable experience. To achieve these standards, we have a corporate culture based on three core values:

We value inventiveness and all its virtues. As a smaller pioneering company we are required to invent new markets and new experiences, using innovation and creativity to provide the best customer experience as cost effectively as possible. We expect our employees to bring forth ideas and be actively involved in finding better ways to evolve and grow.

We have built a company that embodies the highest ethical and moral standards. We expect nothing less. Treating our customers with utmost respect and transparency will ensure that we will continue to grow in the future. At the same time, respect for safety is just as important. We will always strive to make sure the customer has the best experience for the best value while adhering to the highest safety standards.

We appreciate our employees and our customers. Without happy and productive employees, we will not be able to provide the services we desire to allow for happy and satisfied customers. We strive for employee success as that will enable us to succeed and meet our goals.

Our Services

Air Tours

Over Toronto & Niagara Falls

Daycation Packages

Niagara Winery Tours

Inter-City Flights

Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka


Private Charter in North America


Aircraft maintenance

Aircraft Management

Management, Acquisition, Contract Pilot Services

Our Team

Learn more about our management!

Chris Nowrouzi


David Nissan


Jimmy Nowrouzi


I align scalable processes and projects with corporate strategy and elevate efficiencies by applying Lean Six Sigma methodologies and other universal metrics and analytics tools to achieve operations excellence and consistency while coordinating global workflow across processes and performance to contain labor costs.

Ed Pasquale

Chief Pilot

William Bowmer

Director | Maintenance

Nick Madones

Chief Engineer

Kevin Darban

Director | Operations

Ehsan Paydarnia

Director | Flight Operations

Glenn Thorpe

Director | Sales + Business Development

Glenn’s fascination with Aviation began as a child. Today he’s passionate about transportation and how we move between cities, as well as economic development in Ontario, and North America. He is a well connected and forward thinking businessperson who serves as Chairman of the Board …

Lia Massoumi

Tour Agency Operations

Accomplished hands-on leader, providing guidance and direction to client relations team. Result driven in high demand, rapid change airline environment. Over 10 years of experience in customer experience and process improvement. Skilled in creative thinking and strategic collaborations, building relationships with partner agencies leading to …

Jazz Brar

Director | Client Relations

Hugo Maggi

Director | Tour Agency

I’m Hugo Maggi with more than +25 years of travel experience! You will find my experiences in travelling to exotic destinations is in my blood. I have been to almost all the corners of the planet. Adventure and adrenaline rush is my life and I …