Porter Airlines gaining altitude in New York, Boston

More flights in U.S. cities as economy strengthens

TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is enhancing its New York and Boston schedules to better connect these two critical markets with Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), beginning Nov. 15.

New York flights via Newark Liberty International Airport increase to eight daily roundtrips from seven, while Boston moves to four daily roundtrips from three. Weekend service also increases in New York.

"These frequency increases will be of particular benefit for business travellers as well as provide more options for passengers connecting with other Porter destinations," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "New York passenger volume is up notably from the same time last year and Boston is proving to be our best U.S. start-up route. These new schedules will help meet growing demand."

The improved New York schedule provides an added midday departure from both directions. The Boston route now includes an earlier morning Boston departure and later evening flight leaving Toronto. Porter has been flying to New York since March 2008, and started service to Boston earlier this month.

"We have been able to work with the FAA to continue adding service in Newark in an efficient way while they continue efforts to maximize the region's air service potential for all airlines and travellers," said Deluce.

Porter's TCCA base, located minutes from downtown Toronto, offers unrivalled access to the city for all passengers.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Thunder Bay, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway) and Boston. Service to St. John's, N.L., begins Oct. 5. 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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