TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. is upgrading its
premium passenger experience to include Starbucks® Pike Place TM Roast coffee. Porter Airlines is the first airline in the world to
offer this exclusive brew in-flight to passengers. It is also available
in passenger lounges at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the
Ottawa International Airport.
"We're excited about this new partnership. Both Porter and Starbucks® are strong, well-loved brands where superior product, service and
customer experience are top-of-mind every day. We are proud to serve
Starbucks® coffee in our lounge and in-flight as a way to provide our customers
with a refined traveling experience," said Robert Deluce, President and
CEO of Porter.
Porter staff will be trained by Starbucks® partners (employees)to ensure the coffee experience at the airport and
on flights is consistent with Starbucks® store experience.
"We are delighted to extend our relationship with Porter and enhance the
passenger experience by introducing Pike Place TM Roast and Tazo® tea to Porter's in-flight and lounge offerings," said Colin Moore,
president of Starbucks Canada. "We continually look for new
opportunities to reach more customers in more places and this
collaboration allows us to do just that, delivering the Starbucks Experience to the thousands of customers that fly Porter each and every day."
The agreement also includes Tazo Teas and Starbucks® branding in passenger lounges.
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 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 service to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle
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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