TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is beginning 2011 with a
significant jump in year-over-year passenger volume. Figures for
January show a load factor of 51.7 per cent, based on 85.2 million ASMs
(Available Seat Miles) and 44.1 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger
Miles). This represents a 7.6 point load factor increase from 44.1 per
cent in January 2010. ASMs grew 16.7 per cent from 73.1 million and
RPMs increased 36.8 per cent from 32.2 million over the same period.
"These numbers are a good beginning for what, we anticipate, will be
another year of growth at Porter," said Robert Deluce, president and
CEO of Porter Airlines. "The increase in load factor is encouraging
during the traditionally slow first quarter when ASMs are strategically
reduced across our network compared to peak periods."
Porter is scheduled to accept delivery of four new Bombardier Q400
aircraft in the second quarter of 2011, increasing total fleet size to
24. Announcements about service improvements, including potential new
destinations and increasing flights to existing cities, will be made
prior to these deliveries.
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 information.
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.
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