STEPHENVILLE, NL, June 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The first Porter Airlines flight
touched town in Stephenville, NL, en route from Halifax, marking the
airline's fourth Atlantic Canada destination. Political officials,
airport representatives and community leaders joined Porter to
commemorate the occasion during a welcome celebration held at
"Porter's arrival in Stephenville today represents another milestone for
our airline and another option for passengers travelling to and from
Newfoundland," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter
Airlines. "This is our twentieth destination and we look forward to
providing Stephenville passengers with the 'flying refined' service
Porter is widely recognized for."
Until August 31, Porter will offer weekly flights departing Halifax on
Saturday at 4:55 p.m. and landing in Stephenville at 6:35 p.m. A return
flight departs Stephenville on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and arrives in
Halifax at 10:25 a.m. All times are local. Continuing service to Ottawa
and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is also available.
"On behalf of the Stephenville Airport Corporation Board of Directors,
staff and tenants of Stephenville Airport, I would like to extend a
warm welcome to all members of the Porter Airlines family," said
Eleanor Rose, chair, board of directors, Stephenville Airport.
The addition of Porter service in Stephenville gives passengers
increased travel options during the peak summer season.
"Porter's service will benefit not only the Town of Stephenville, but
the entire region of western and southwestern Newfoundland," said
Brenda Martin, CEO and airport manager of Stephenville Airport.
"Landing Porter represents a very significant strategic step in the
development of our airport."
Since 2006, Porter has distinguished itself by offering a premium
experience for all passengers, including leather seats, extra legroom,
complimentary wine and beer onboard, and exceptional customer service.
Its "flying refined" approach has developed a loyal following among
business and leisure travellers and has made Porter the Top Small
Airline in the World, as voted by Condé Nast Traveler readers.
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 Top 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 Mt. Tremblant,
Que., Stephenville, NL, Myrtle Beach, SC, 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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