TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is preparing for another
year of service to Burlington, Vt., from Billy Bishop Toronto City
Airport, beginning Dec. 15 until April 8. Four weekly roundtrip options
are now available compared to two last season.
This is Porter's second year flying to Burlington, a popular destination
for passengers looking to enjoy a season on the slopes.
"With convenient access to so many spectacular ski hills, it's not
surprising Burlington received such a great response from our
passengers in its inaugural season," said Robert Deluce, president and
CEO of Porter Airlines. "We expect another successful year and many
happy passengers eager to enjoy all of the outdoor adventure Vermont
has to offer."
"We were confident that getting service to Toronto, North America's
fastest growing city, would be a big win for Vermont tourism and
economic development, but this route launch was one of the most
successful in Porter's history and here we are announcing an expansion
of the service," said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. "Getting this kind of
service established is tough, with a lot of moving pieces like Customs
and Border Protection. It was a terrific team effort to get this done."
Four weekly flights are available on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and
Sundays. Between Dec. 15 and Jan. 6 flights will operate on Saturdays
in place of Fridays.
"We are thrilled to continue and expand on the partnership between
Porter and Vermont ski resorts with the upgrade to four weekly flights
between Toronto and Burlington," said Parker Riehle, Vermont Ski Areas
Association President. "It's a win-win situation for us all, and an
opportunity to expand upon tourism, trade and investment between
Vermont and Ontario."
"Vermont warmly welcomes its northern neighbours and has much to offer
in the realm of world-class winter recreation," said Megan Smith,
Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Commissioner. "Our tourism
economy also has much to gain from elevating this international
relationship, and ease of entry, within a market that has a proven
affinity for our brand."
Connecting flights to Burlington are available in Toronto for Thunder
Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Sudbury, Windsor, Ottawa, Montreal and
Special Porter ski packages and shuttle bus service for Jay Peak,
Smugglers' Notch Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort are
available at www.skivermont.com/flyporter. Flight-only options are available for booking through travel agencies
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), Washington (Dulles) 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.
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