Porter Airlines awarded 16 additional Toronto City Airport slots

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines has been awarded 16 additional slots at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.  A slot is defined as a single take-off or landing.

The additional 16 slots give Porter a total of 172 at Toronto City Airport.  Porter currently operates 156 slots.

"We look forward to providing service to new destinations for our passengers," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.  "We will make specific route announcements as plans are finalized for 2012."

The slot allocation process is based on defined criteria set out by the Toronto Port Authority's internationally-accredited, independent slot coordinator.

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 modern aircraft.

The airline 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 Beach, S.C.

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SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information:

Media contact:

Brad Cicero

Porter Airlines

(416) 619-8593


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