Porter increases service in core cities

Montreal-Halifax, Ottawa-Moncton, Toronto-Ottawa to benefit

TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is bolstering its schedule on three existing routes with increased frequency between Montreal and Halifax, Moncton and Ottawa, and Toronto and Ottawa.  All additional service begins April 13.

The Montreal-Halifax route will operate year-round with up to two daily non-stop roundtrip flights, increased from four weekly flights. This service also makes possible one daily roundtrip flight between St. John's and Montreal, connecting in Halifax.

Daily service from Moncton to Ottawa, continuing to Porter's downtown base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport offers increased travel options. Porter is offering one daily roundtrip flight, plus two roundtrips on Sunday, up from four weekly flights. The summer schedule on this route, beginning June 27, includes a seasonal increase with up to two daily roundtrip flights

Service between Ottawa and Toronto is also increasing to as many as 21 daily roundtrip flights, up from a previous peak of 19.  This is the highest number of daily flights on the route for Porter since it began in 2006.

"These service improvements fulfill one of our promises to support our four core destinations; Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax and Toronto," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "It is important to build our presence in these markets with routes that operate every day and year-round to provide passengers with consistent choice."

Highlights of the new schedule include:

  • Montreal-Halifax - 2 daily roundtrip flights
  • St. John's-Montreal+ - 1 daily roundtrip flight
  • Moncton-Ottawa - 1 daily roundtrip flight
  • Moncton-Toronto* - 1 daily roundtrip flight
  • Ottawa-Toronto - up to 21 daily roundtrip flights

* 1 stop; + 1 connection

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 modern aircraft. 

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.

For further information:

Media contact:

Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines
(416) 619-8593


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