Porter Airlines Taps Into Canada's Growing Corporate Travel Market As A UATP Merchant Effective immediately, the popular regional airline accepts UATP at all points of sale

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ -- Porter Airlines continues to enhance its strong corporate travel base by becoming a UATP Merchant.

"The corporate travel market is thriving within our network of routes," said Michael Deluce, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Porter Airlines. "UATP is a payment option that makes the travel experience easier and more efficient for many of our corporate travelers."  

Porter is headquartered in Toronto and flies to 23 destinations in Canada and the U.S. Its main base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is well-known among business travelers for being conveniently located minutes from downtown and popular amenities such as lounge access for all passengers. Recognized as North America's Best Regional Airline at the 2015 World Airline Awards, Porter is also the only airline in the Americas to be voted one of the Best International Airlines according to Condé Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards.

"By becoming a UATP Merchant Porter Airlines is providing its strong base of corporate travelers with greater payment flexibility," said Ralph Kaiser, President and CEO, UATP. "Porter is already a corporate travel favorite and we look forward to helping it grow this passenger segment."

For more information, visit UATP.com or www.flyporter.com

About UATP

UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream℠ and DataMine℠, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Heli Air Monaco; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); Lufthansa German Airlines; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Qatar Airways; Shandong Airlines; United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet.

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® and also rated as Best Regional Airline in North America by Skytrax.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles), Pittsburgh and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com.

UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward, wward@uatp.com
+1 202 774 5017

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