TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI) is
opening a new division, Porter Escapes, to offer vacation packages to
Packages built around Porter Airlines destinations will combine flights
and hotel accommodation, with car rental and travel insurance available
as further options. Individual pieces of the package may also be booked
separately. Working with tourism partners in each destination, the next
phase for Porter Escapes will include theatre, spa, adventure and other
package themes that meet individual tastes.
"Porter Airlines has developed a strong leisure travel following," said
Robert Deluce, president and CEO of PAHI. "Many of our passengers are
already creating these personal getaways on their own. Now, we want to
offer more than just flights to get them there and back."
While all 19 current Porter destinations are candidates for Porter
Escapes packages, the initial focus is primarily on leisure areas,
including Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mont Tremblant, Que., and Burlington, Vt.
Other popular cities, such as Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal,
Boston, New York, Washington and Chicago, are also intended to be part
of the initial rollout before growing to other locations.
"Packages will be available at various price points and provide the
level of quality that people have come to expect from Porter," said
Deluce. "We are talking with a number of potential partners, some of
which will offer packages exclusive to Porter Escapes."
Specific prices will be set when packages are ready for sale as early as
the second quarter of 2012. Purchases can be made through a dedicated
Porter Escapes website, registered travel agency partners or by
telephone at that time.
Porter Escapes will operate as a subsidiary of PAHI. It is a separate
Travel Industry Council of Ontario-registered business led by a
dedicated team with tour and travel industry experience, including
licensed in-house agents.
About Porter Airlines
Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying
with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality and restoring
glamour and refinement to air travel. An Official 4 Star Airline® in
the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the
world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines
category, Porter is committed to providing a premium travel experience.
Complimentary amenities include luxurious airport lounges, Starbucks
coffee, premium snacks, and wine or beer onboard.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste.
Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway),
Boston (Logan), Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mt.
Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE Porter Aviation Holdings Inc.
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