Porter Airlines continues climbing with Newark expansion



    Restores 7 daily flights in September

    TORONTO, July 21 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines will fly a full schedule of
seven roundtrip flights every weekday between Toronto City Centre Airport
(TCCA) and Newark Liberty International Airport as of Sept. 3. In addition,
Porter will operate three roundtrips on Saturdays and six on Sundays.
    This year-round schedule is approved by the FAA through summer 2009. With
44 weekly roundtrip flights, this represents a 16 per cent increase over
Porter's current schedule and a 10 per cent increase compared to its inaugural
March 31 schedule.
    "Our continued efforts working with the FAA and other airlines have
resulted in an even better schedule than we initially started with," said
Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We're committed to the
FAA's wider goal of reducing air traffic congestion in the New York area and
know this can be achieved even as we look to add flights over the next 12
months."
    Porter's September schedule includes slightly modified departure times
and the restoration of late afternoon flights in each direction that were
suspended as part of the summer schedule. The last flight from Newark is now
scheduled to arrive at TCCA by 9:55 p.m. The complete weekday schedule will
operate as follows:

    
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    TCCA departures       Newark departures
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    6:45 a.m.             6:45 a.m.
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    9:00 a.m.             9:15 a.m.
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    11:15 a.m.            11:30 a.m.
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    1:30 p.m.             1:30 p.m.
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    3:30 p.m.             4:00 p.m.
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    6:15 p.m.             5:55 p.m.
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    8:30 p.m.             8:25 p.m.
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    "We're adding flights as regular business traffic returns in September
and demand continues to grow on the popular TCCA-Newark route," added Deluce.
"More Saturday and Sunday service is also a bonus for the many leisure
travellers looking for weekend escapes."
    Porter flies from its own dedicated terminal at TCCA, one of the most
convenient urban airports in the world, situated just minutes from downtown.
All Porter passengers enjoy a premium level of service that includes access to
a modern, comfortable and stylish lounge at TCCA, complimentary onboard wine
and beer, and a spacious cabin environment with leather seats and extra
legroom.

    About Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline serves Toronto, New York (Newark), Ottawa,
Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and Mt. Tremblant. Porter plans to fly to at
least 17 short-haul Canadian and U.S. destinations. Visit www.flyporter.com or
call (416) 619-8622 or (888) 619-8622 for more information.





For further information:

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


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