Porter Airlines goes to Washington

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on April 16. It will be the Canadian carrier's sixth U.S. destination with up to three daily roundtrip flights operating between Dulles and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

"Greater Washington is a region that our passengers have told us is their number one priority for new Porter service," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We expect great interest for both business and leisure trips and look forward to bringing competition to the route."

Porter is known for its exceptional customer service and offering a premium experience at affordable prices. Lounge access in select airports, coffee bars, wine and beer onboard, and extra legroom are just part of the experience that is complimentary for all passengers.

Jack Potter, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said, "We are looking forward to welcoming Porter Airlines to our family of airlines providing extensive international service to the Greater Washington Metropolitan Region. Porter will provide new convenient service to downtown Toronto and throughout Canada for our region. Dulles International Airport is the international gateway not only to Washington, but also to a significant part of the eastern seaboard, and this new air service from this leading Canadian business destination will be a great addition."

Toronto City Airport is among the best urban airports in the world. Its proximity to downtown makes accessing the city simple and convenient.

The weekday schedule is as follows:

Toronto City   
departure times  
Washington Dulles
departure times
0700    
1355    
1815    
0915
1630
2035

Numerous other Canadian cities in Porter's network can also access Washington by making a simple connection in Toronto.

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), 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 Airlines Inc.

For further information:

Media contact:
Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines
(416) 619-8593
media@flyporter.com


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