Porter Airlines adding Montreal-Halifax route

Connecting St. John's service

Twice daily flights begin June 25

TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is introducing non-stop service between Montreal and Halifax, with connecting flights to St. John's via Halifax. The service begins June 25, with two daily roundtrips.

"This expansion directly connects two of our most popular destinations, Halifax and Montreal," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Porter's network has grown considerably in a relatively short time, but an equally important aspect of our growth is focused on offering additional travel options within the markets we already serve."

A schedule of two daily roundtrips is available for the summer season until September 6. Following this date, the frequency adjusts to four weekly roundtrips. This year-round service features one roundtrip flight on Thursday and Friday, as well as two on Sunday.

One-way fares between Montreal-Halifax start at $129, while fares between Montreal-St. John's start at $159, plus fees and taxes. Bookings can be made immediately through travel agencies, www.flyporter.com, or Porter's call centre at (888) 619-8622.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is Canada's third largest scheduled carrier, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Porter is 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, 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. Sudbury and Moncton service begin March 31 and June 25, respectively.

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: For further information: Media Contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8593


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