Porter Airlines now flying year-round to Thunder Bay



    Service from Toronto City Centre Airport begins today

    THUNDER BAY, ON, June 26 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is introducing
year-round flights between Thunder Bay and Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA)
following strong interest in advance of the summer schedule debuting today.
    The inaugural Thunder Bay flight touched down this morning and was
greeted by a ceremonial water cannon salute. Guests participated in a
reception attended by local politicians, tourism officials and community
business representatives.
    "Porter is seeing an overwhelmingly positive response to our unique
service in Thunder Bay," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter
Airlines. "We're pleased to be extending the summer program all year based on
high demand."
    Porter's Thunder Bay schedule is consistent year-round with three daily
roundtrips during the week and two roundtrips on both Saturday and Sunday.
Connecting flights to other Porter destinations, including Ottawa, Montreal,
New York, Chicago and Boston are also available.
    "Travel to and from Thunder Bay has never been easier with the connection
between Thunder Bay International Airport and Toronto City Centre Airport,"
said Scott McFadden, president and CEO of Thunder Bay International Airports
Authority. "We're excited about Porter's commitment to year-round service and
the ongoing boost to regional tourism and economic development it will
provide."
    At the heart of Porter's philosophy is a desire to reintroduce
convenience, speed and seamless service to air travel. Travellers benefit from
a customer-focused approach that includes complimentary in-flight food and
beverage service. Porter's hub at TCCA is one of the most convenient urban
airports in the world and just minutes from Toronto's financial core and most
popular tourist destinations.

    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). Service to
Boston begins Sept. 14. Porter plans to fly to at least 17 short-haul Canadian
and U.S. destinations. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (416) 619-8622 or (888)
619-8622 for more information.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines,
(416) 619-8593


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