Flights also increase in Sudbury
TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is adding Ontario cities Sault
Ste. Marie and Windsor to its growing route map this spring.
Service in Windsor begins on April 27, with up to three daily roundtrips
to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Connecting markets through
Toronto include Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Thunder Bay, Quebec City,
Boston, Chicago and New York. One-way fares start at $89, plus fees
Sault Ste. Marie flights begin on May 4, with up to two daily roundtrips
to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Connections with Sault Ste.
Marie exist via Toronto for Ottawa, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Halifax,
Boston, Chicago and New York. One-way fares begin at $99, plus fees
"We look forward to bringing our unique service to Windsor and Sault
Ste. Marie," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.
"This expanding network provides more opportunities for passengers to
choose Porter when travelling to important regional cities."
"I'm thrilled that Porter has decided to add daily flights from downtown
Toronto to Windsor. I've been advocating for this route for years,
based on our region's business needs and tourism offerings," said
Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade and MPP
Windsor West. "Porter's expanded service provides a boost to Ontario's
economy -- market access and ease of travel are certainly
considerations for businesses making investment decisions and tourists
making travel plans."
"We are extremely delighted to welcome Porter Airlines to the City of
Windsor. With Porter's newest expansion, Windsor has solidified its
place as a key growth market for business and leisure," said Eddie
Francis, Mayor of Windsor and Chair of the YQG Board. "Our efforts and
investment in our strategic assets are paying off. Three daily flights
to downtown Toronto with connections throughout Canada and U.S. ensure
our residents, visitors and businesses have more choice, convenience
and comfort for their travel needs."
"The Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation (SSMADC) is very
excited for Porter Airlines to begin serving the Sault, with daily
flights to Toronto. With the addition of Porter, the Sault airport
improves its customer service in offering various connecting
destinations to locations beyond the GTA, both in Canada and the United
States," said Jerry Dolcetti, Chair of the SSMADC.
The airline is also doubling service between Sudbury and Toronto
starting April 27, with up to two daily roundtrip flights, increased
from one. By flying through Porter's base of operations at Billy Bishop
Toronto City Airport, travellers can continue on to popular
destinations including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New York, Boston,
"Our community immediately embraced Porter, starting with its inaugural
flight nearly one year ago, so this latest increase in service is a
natural progression as Porter continues to build its program in
Sudbury," said Robert Johnston, CEO, Greater Sudbury Airport. "This
announcement of increased service is a positive sign of the growth
Known for its affordable, premium service, including complimentary
in-flight wine and beer, extra legroom and all-access departure
lounges, Porter operates a fleet of 70-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
It features high cruising speed, revolutionary cabin noise-reduction
technology and environmentally-friendly engines.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is conveniently located just minutes
from downtown, providing easy access to the financial and entertainment
Flights for all new routes are available for immediate booking through
travel agencies, www.flyporter.com, or Porter's Call Centre at (888) 619-8622.
About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines is Canada's third-largest scheduled carrier, based at
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Porter is an Official 4 Star
Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, committed to
offering speed, convenience and service as part of a premium travel
experience. A refined journey begins on the ground with comfortable
airport lounges and service-oriented team members. The experience
continues seamlessly in the air with spacious interiors and
well-appointed crew. Passengers enjoy complimentary services,
including free in-flight wine, beer and premium snacks, all aboard
The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City,
Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, New York (Newark),
Chicago (Midway), Boston (Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt.
Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Join VIPorter frequent flyer program to earn a free flight after as few
as five one-way trips. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622
for more informatio
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.
For further information:
|Brad Cicero |
|Federica Nazzani |
Windsor International Airport
(519) 969-2430 Ext. 420
|Terry Bos |
(705) 779-3031 x 205
Greater Sudbury Airport
(705) 693-2514 x 234