Quebec City welcomes Porter Airlines



    Porter offers flights to Quebec City from Toronto and Halifax

    TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines begins summer service to Quebec
City today with one daily Toronto-Quebec City flight connecting Quebec City
passengers to Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), only minutes from downtown.
Porter is also introducing the only scheduled non-stop flights between Halifax
and Quebec City, operating daily.
    On arrival in Quebec City this afternoon, Porter's 70-seat Bombardier
Q400 aircraft will be greeted by a ceremonial water cannon salute from airport
fire trucks. Porter Airlines president and CEO Robert Deluce arrives on the
first flight and will be welcomed by Québec City Jean Lesage International
Airport president and chief operating officer Pascal Bélanger.
    "Porter's new service to Quebec City gives our passengers another popular
destination to choose from when planning their summer holidays," said Deluce.
"We have the unique opportunity to connect both Halifax and Toronto to this
historic city, and we're thrilled that Quebecers can now experience Porter's
renowned hospitality and service."
    "Porter's new take on service is perfectly attuned with our vision of
putting the passenger first," said Bélanger. "This new air service also
coincides nicely with Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebrations and the
inauguration of our brand new state-of-the-art terminal, which will be most
beneficial to Porter's passengers."
    The summer schedule runs from June 27 to Sept. 2. Flights are available
for booking online at www.flyporter.com, by phoning 1-888-619-8622 or through
travel agents.

    Porter's summer schedule highlights include:

    
    -   Quebec City-Toronto - 1 daily flight
    -   Quebec City-Halifax - 1 daily flight
    -   Halifax-Ottawa - 2 daily flights
    -   Toronto-Halifax - 3 daily flights
    -   Toronto-Ottawa - 7 daily flights, plus weekends
    -   Toronto-Montreal - 7 daily flights, plus weekends
    -   Toronto-New York - 6 daily flights, plus weekends
    

    At the heart of Porter's philosophy is a desire to reintroduce
convenience, speed and seamless service to air travel. Travellers benefit from
Porter's 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 Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Halifax and New York (Newark). Summer service includes Quebec City. 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, brad.cicero@flyporter.com


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