City Express

City Express (French: Cité Express), also known as Air Atonabee Ltd., was an airline based in Ontario, Canada, from 1971 to 1991, which operated passenger services in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

City Express
Cité Express
City Express - Cité Express Logo 1985.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1984 (1984)
Ceased operations1991 (1991)
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario (1984-1991)
Key peopleVictor Pappalardo ,
Founder and President
City Express Saunders ST-27


City Express was founded by Joseph Csumrik in 1971 as Atonabee Airways based at Peterborough Airport in Peterborough, Ontario. It began scheduled service in 1975. In 1980 the company was renamed to Air Atonabee Ltd.[1][2]

In 1984, Air Atonabee was acquired by Victor Pappalardo and reorganized into City Express. The airline relocated its base to Toronto Island Airport (now Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) (YTZ) where it began STOL service.

City Express ceased operations in February 1991.[1][3][4]


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  1. ^ a b Stevenson, Garth (1987). The Politics of Canada's Airlines. Toronto: Toronto University Press. p. 94. ISBN 0-8020-6637-2.
  2. ^ David Lyall. "Airlines - Canada". Archived from the original on 2008-01-05. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  3. ^ "1991-A-308 -- Suspension - Air Atonabee Limited cob City Express - Cité Express". Canadian Transportation Agency. June 7, 1991. Archived from the original on August 25, 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  4. ^ "Toronto City Centre Airport: A History". Toronto Port Authority. Archived from the original on 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2008-02-05.

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