TORONTO, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines was chosen as North
America's Best Regional Airline in the 2014 Skytrax World Airline
Awards. This is the first year for Skytrax to recognize the category of
North American Regional Airline.
Each year, travellers from over 160 countries take part in the world's
largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to select the award
winners. This year's presentation ceremony was held at the Farnborough
International Airshow, in the United Kingdom.
"This accolade highlights Porter on an international stage," said Robert
Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "It demonstrates that
passengers appreciate our approach to service and recognize the value
of a convenient downtown airport like Billy Bishop Toronto City
Porter sets itself above the competition by emphasizing service, and
providing complimentary amenities, including lounge access, beer, wine
and food for all passengers.
"We hope to spread our wings, servicing routes across North America,"
said Deluce. "Adding destinations such as Miami, Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Vancouver, will allow us to offer the Porter experience
to even more passengers."
Porter is proposing to connect its existing network via
conveniently-located Toronto City Airport to destinations across North
America, beginning in 2016. Official approvals are pending.
In 2013, Porter received Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award for
Top Small Airline in the world. The airline is also one of four in
North America to qualify for Skytrax's 4-Star Rating, which recognizes
airlines that deliver overall quality performance.
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 Best Small Airline in the world by
Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards.
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 Stephanville,
N.L., Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt.
Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.
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