[UPDATE March 5th: Due to overwhelming response, Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel has added a second departure for their weekend of celebration October 2th to 5th, 2014 in New York City. The second departure will travel same dates as the first charter. The Boeing 737 aircraft will depart on October 2nd with the first group of 136 passengers, land in Newark, disembark and fly back to Peterborough to transport the second group.]
Peterborough Airport's expansion and upgrades is such that a Boeing 737—yes, a Boeing 737—can now land and take off from there.
Local travel company Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel will prove that as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, as they've secured a Boeing 737 aircraft for a weekend flight to New York which will mark the first time a large passenger aircraft will take off from the newly renovated Peterborough Airport.
The historic flight to Newark Airport will take place this fall—October 2nd to 5th—and the cost for the weekend trip package to New York is about $1,400. More than half of the seats have already been sold.
Yes, the future of travel may be right here in Peterborough, with no more commutes to Pearson, short wait times, free parking and clearing customs right in your own backyard.