Media advisory - Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport new terminal preview

TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ -

What:

Preview phase one of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport's new $50 million, 150,000 sq.-ft. passenger terminal. The future home of Porter Airlines includes added lounge space, aircraft gates and passenger services to further improve the travel experience at this revitalized facility. Regular passenger service will commence from the new terminal in the coming weeks.

Who:

    
     -  John Baird, MP, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure & Communities
     -  Monte Kwinter, MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
        Economic Development and Trade (Investment Attraction and Trade)
     -  Mark McQueen, Chair, Toronto Port Authority
     -  Don Carty, Chairman, Porter Airlines
     -  Robert Deluce, President and CEO, Porter Airlines
    

Where:

    
     -  Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (foot of Bathurst St., south of
        Queens Quay W.)
     -  Check-in at the terminal (island side)
    

When:

    
     -  February 22, 2010
          -  Ceremony - 10:30 a.m.
          -  Terminal tours - 11:00 a.m.
    

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is a regional carrier based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Porter is committed to offering convenience, speed and seamless service as part of the travel experience. Flying refined 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 also 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, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston (Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle Beach, SC (Feb. 28). Sudbury service begins March 31. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

Note to media:

The ferry departs from the city side to the airport every 15 minutes on the hour. Please arrive for ferry transportation no later than 10:15 a.m. Parking is available on the island and escorts are available at the airport for photo opportunities in selected areas.

SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Kristen Shamess, Porter Airlines, (416) 333-2655


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