HALIFAX, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines has opened a crew base
for pilots and flight attendants in Halifax, doubling its employees in
the city to 80 by creating 40 local jobs.
The new crew base, located at Halifax Stanfield International Airport,
is the first to be added outside of Porter's Billy Bishop Toronto City
Airport headquarters. A result of overall company and market growth,
the new base creates operational and economic efficiencies that will
"Halifax is an important market for us," said Robert Deluce, president
and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Establishing this base in the heart of our
Atlantic operations creates local jobs and demonstrates an ongoing
commitment to Halifax as a valuable part of the Porter family."
Porter's existing Halifax employees include customer service, ground
handling and maintenance personnel. The local crew members will be
primarily responsible for serving routes for Halifax, St. John's,
Nfld., Montreal, Ottawa, Moncton and Toronto.
"We are delighted by Porter's expression of confidence in our airport
and our region," says Halifax International Airport Authority CEO Tom
Ruth. "Porter has been a valued partner of ours for the past five years
and we welcome the opportunities this expansion here at Halifax
Stanfield will bring."
With non-stop flights to Montreal, Ottawa and St. John's, and easy
access to the rest of Porter's network, including conveniently-located
Toronto City Airport, Halifax has been an increasingly popular hub for
both business and leisure travellers since its launch in 2007.
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 offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste.
Marie, Sudbury, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston
(Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle
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as five one-way trips. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.
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