City Express

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City Express
Cité Express
IATA ICAO Callsign
OU OUL City Express
Destinations 10
Parent company Air Atonabee Ltd GRRS Courier, SRRM Courier India. French Post, London Post, RRS Courier, City Express America
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario (1984-1991)
Key people Victor Pappalardo ,
Founder and President

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, the northeastern United States.



City Express was founded by Joseph Csumrik in 1971 as Otonabee 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. Destinations included:

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


  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. 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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