Porter Airlines operating full flight schedule during G20

Complimentary Toronto shuttle bus service suspended June 21-27

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is confirming that it will operate a full flight schedule during the G20 Summit meetings scheduled on June 26-27, in Toronto. At the same time, it is possible that some minor delays may be experienced due to special security measures being implemented downtown.

"Our main objective is to give people as much information as possible about Porter's plan for operating during the G20, so that they can make informed travel decisions," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Everyone recognizes this is an extraordinary event and new information may cause some plans to be adjusted. We'll do our best to make sure our passengers have the best information as soon as possible.

"Porter is an important part of the transportation network moving thousands of people for the summit in a short period of time. It's a responsibility that we take seriously and intend to carry out in a safe and secure manner."

Peak summit activity between Friday, June 25, and Sunday, June 27 and the time leading up to it from Monday June 21 to Thursday June 24, may affect aspects of travel for passengers arriving to or departing from Toronto. Passengers can keep track of their flight status at www.flyporter.com.

    
    Ground transportation
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On the ground, passengers should allow more time than usual for getting to and departing from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Some delays and detours are to be expected when navigating the city. Movement will be highly restricted within designated downtown areas that are typically accessible, particularly beginning Friday, June 25.

    
    Shuttle bus
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Road closures will prevent Porter's shuttle bus from operating on certain days. A proactive decision has been made to suspend this complimentary service as part of security and safety plans starting Monday, June 21, through Sunday, June 27. This allows alternative plans to be made in advance. Regular shuttle service resumes Monday, June 28.

    
    Public transit
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Union Station and public transit are to continue operating. A streetcar stop is conveniently-located one short block from the airport at Bathurst St. and Queen's Quay.

    
    Ferry
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Airport ferry service will operate on its normal schedule.

    
    Customer service
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If travel plans are altered due to the summit, a credit can be issued or itinerary changes made for no cost. This can be arranged by contacting the Call Centre, (888) 619-8622, which is open Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, and Saturday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Passengers are also encouraged to keep up to date through media reports and websites, such as G20 Summit - http://g20.gc.ca/home/.

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 of 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, Sudbury, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston (Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle Beach, SC. Moncton service begins June 25.

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 contact: Kristen Shamess, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8529


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