Porter Airlines enjoys a top ranking in Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is celebrating its recent ranking as the highest rated Canadian Airline in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Top 30 Airlines category.

The survey also places Porter in second place worldwide in the Small Airlines category, and fifth place worldwide in the Top 30 Airlines category, which includes elite industry leaders such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates.

The annual awards reflect the opinions and preferences of Condé Nast Traveler's discerning readers, who rate destinations they visited in the past year, and the means of getting to them. Over 28,000 people voted in the 2011 survey, which selected the top cities, hotels, airlines and more.

"Condé Nast Traveler is widely recognized as a trusted source for travel advice and information, and we're proud to be chosen by readers as one of the best airlines in the world," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Our passengers enjoy a truly unique premium travel experience, and this distinction is proof of that."

Offering a blend of speed, convenience and service, Porter has revolutionized short-haul air travel since its launch in 2006, rapidly becoming an industry leader and developing a loyal following among business and leisure travellers in each of its 18 markets.

About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines is Canada's third-largest scheduled carrier, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.  Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, 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 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 (Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Burlington, Vt.

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:

Media contact:
Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines
(416) 619-8593


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