Porter Airlines expands in Atlantic Canada with Moncton

Twice daily flights begin June 25

MONCTON, March 22 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is introducing service to Moncton, N.B., starting June 25. The destination will feature non-stop flights from Greater Moncton International Airport to Ottawa, as well as service to Porter's downtown base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Flights between Moncton and Toronto include a brief stop in Ottawa.

"Moncton is the third Atlantic region destination to be added to our expanding network," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Passengers will appreciate our focus on service-oriented, stress-free travel, including complimentary access to modern and comfortable passenger lounges in Ottawa and Toronto."

A schedule of two daily roundtrips is available for the summer season until September 7. A year-round program of four weekly flights remains in place after this time, including daily roundtrips on Thursday and Friday, plus twice daily Sunday service.

One-way fares between Moncton and Ottawa begin at $149, while fares between Moncton and Toronto begin at $129, plus fees and taxes. Seats are available for immediate booking through travel agencies, www.flyporter.com, or Porter's call centre at (888) 619-8622.

"Porter is a first-class airline and we are absolutely delighted that they have selected Greater Moncton International Airport as their New Brunswick destination partner, providing links to Ottawa and Toronto," stated Rob Robichaud, President & CEO of Greater Moncton International Airport. "We are very optimistic that this new service will be successful since the airport is strategically located at the geographic heart of the Maritimes, equidistant from the majority of Atlantic Canada's major communities and tourist attractions."

Porter offers unique onboard service, including complimentary wine, beer and premium snacks. It is based at Toronto City Airport, one of the most convenient urban airports in the world, situated just minutes from downtown. Complimentary Porter shuttle buses offer passengers a short transfer to the financial and entertainment districts.

The airline flies Canadian designed and built 70-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft featuring high cruise speed, revolutionary cabin noise-reduction technology and environmentally-friendly engines. The aircraft uses 30 to 40 per cent less fuel than comparable regional and narrow-body jets.

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 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 service begins March 31.

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 contacts: Kristen Shamess, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8529; Johanne Gallant, Greater Moncton International Airport, (506) 856-5435


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