Service begins June 28 - tickets on sale now
TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is introducing seasonal
service between Stephenville, NL, and Halifax. From June 28 to August
31, Porter will operate one weekly round-trip flight, with introductory
one-way fares beginning at $163, including all fees and taxes. Flights
are now available for booking at www.flyporter.com or by calling 1-888-619-8622.
"As the only scheduled service between these destinations, we'll be able
to offer passengers an easier, more affordable flight option than
anything that is currently available," said Robert Deluce, president
and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Porter offers a stress-free approach to
air travel that I believe Stephenville will embrace."
Since 2006, Porter has revolutionized short-haul air travel 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 in each of its 19 markets and has
made Porter the Top Small Airline in the World, as voted by Condé Nast
"I am extremely pleased that Porter Airlines will be offering weekly,
direct flights from Stephenville to Halifax starting in June," said The
Honorable Terry French, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural
Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. "This access to
Halifax, and its connecting routes, will be of great benefit to the
Stephenville region and will have a significant impact on reducing
travel time and positioning the area as a destination of choice in the
Stephenville is Porter's fourth destination in Atlantic Canada, with
flights already operating from Halifax, Moncton and St. John's.
"On behalf of Stephenville Airport Corporation, we are delighted to
welcome Porter Airlines to its new destination," said Brenda Martin,
CEO and Airport Manager. "This new route allows Stephenville Airport to
expand and better serve our travellers in the western and southwestern
part of the province with a schedule conveniently timed to meet the
demands of our summer peak traffic. Landing Porter in Stephenville has
been a long-term goal and a key element of our strategy for
sustainability. Additional routes are a key step in growing our airport
to meet future demand." "Porter has played a significant role in
connecting Halifax with Newfoundland and Labrador and we are very
pleased to see that connection strengthened with this new service,"
said Joyce Carter, president and CEO of Halifax International Airport
Authority (HIAA). "Porter has been a great partner of ours since their
first expansion to Halifax in 2007 and we welcome this new
Between June 28 and August 31, Porter will offer a Saturday flight
departing from Halifax 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.
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., 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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