New Canadian drone regulations welcomed by Porter Airlines

TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines strongly supports the interim order introduced today by Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, to regulate recreational drones. The increasing use of drones must be appropriately managed in a way that emphasizes safety for everyone.

"Safety governs everything that we do as an airline," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. "Whatever can be done to raise awareness of safe operating principles among drone operators is a worthwhile effort."

Porter will offer any necessary support to Transport Canada as it finalizes these regulations during the next year.

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® and also rated as Best Regional Airline in North America by Skytrax.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles), Pittsburgh and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Stephenville, N.L., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla. 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.

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