Porter Airlines and Singapore Airlines begin new interline agreement

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Singapore Airlines and Porter Airlines have finalized an interline agreement that provides another travel option between Asia and Canada.

The routing links Porter's main base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with Singapore Changi Airport via a connection at Newark Liberty International Airport. The agreement is effective immediately, with tickets between the two airlines now available for purchase through Singapore Airlines by calling 1-800-663-3046 or calling your travel agent. This agreement allows travellers to check baggage through to their final destination. 

Singapore and Porter both define the markets each serve with renowned, innovative customer service recognized around the world.

"This is Porter's third interline agreement as we continue looking for opportunities to open new destinations for our customers and also introduce Porter to travellers around the world," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Singapore Airline's reputation as a leading global carrier is well known. Our passengers can now benefit from its service first hand." 

"This important new agreement gives Canadians a broad slate of new options for discovering the best of Southeast Asia via SIA's strong network in the region," said C.W. Foo, regional vice president - Americas for Singapore Airlines. "Porter Airlines has quickly become a passenger favourite in Canada, and we look forward to providing travellers a more seamless flying experience for both business and leisure." 

Porter offers up to 13 daily roundtrip flights between its downtown Toronto City Airport base and Newark. Singapore Airlines' route between Newark and Singapore is currently the world's longest non-stop flight at 18 hours 30 minutes. The flight offers an all-business class configuration of 100 seats.

Sample Porter Airlines (PD) / Singapore Airlines (SQ) itinerary:

From Toronto City Airport to Singapore*

Flight Depart Time Arrive Time
PD147 Toronto City 8:30 PM Newark 10:00 PM
SQ21 Newark 11:00 PM Singapore 06:30 AM +2

From Singapore to Toronto City Airport*

Flight Depart Time Arrive Time
SQ22 Singapore 12:30 PM Newark 6:00 PM
PD142 Newark 7:30 PM Toronto City 9:00 PM

*All times are local.

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® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

About Singapore Airlines
Consistently rated the world's best international route airline by the readers of both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, Singapore Airlines' reputation is built on a foundation of attentive customer service and unparalleled inflight hospitality. Industry-leading inflight entertainment options, gourmet dining from a panel of world-renowned chefs, and innovations such as private cabins and the only double beds in aviation are among the hallmarks of the SIA experience. In addition to daily service from Newark to Singapore, SIA's Americas Region route network includes flights from New York (JFK), Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco and Sao Paulo. For reservations and information, visit www.singaporeair.com.




SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information:

Media contacts:

Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines
+1 (416) 619-8593

James Boyd
Singapore Airlines (Americas)
+1 (212) 644-8801 ext. 242

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