Porter Airlines passes 10 million passengers

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines confirmed that it carried passenger number 10 million in its history on Friday, November 8.

"This is a nice milestone for us to recognize after just having celebrated seven years of service in October," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "New passengers are trying Porter every day and our entire team is grateful for each of the 10 million trips people have chosen to fly with us."

In 2007, Porter's first full calendar year of business, 300,000 people travelled with the airline. A record of 2.5 million passengers flew in 2012.

"Our growth shows that travellers are extremely satisfied with the distinct service they experience with Porter," added Deluce.

Porter now operates a fleet of 26 Bombardier Q400 aircraft and serves 19 regional destinations in Eastern Canada and the United States. A proposal to grow service across North America starting in 2016 is currently being reviewed. More details are available at www.porterplans.com.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated Best Small Airline in the world by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards. 

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, Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com.

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


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