Summer flights between Toronto and the Laurentians (Mont-Tremblant)

MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, April 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Porter Airlines is offering summer service to Mont-Tremblant and the Upper Laurentians for the first time, with two flights per week between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Mont-Tremblant International Airport (YTM). Service begins June 24, continuing to September 6, 2010, with flights on Thursday and Sunday each week.

This addition to Porter's existing winter program improves accessibility to Tremblant and the Laurentian region year-round.

"Airline transportation is part of our development and marketing strategy for this area and because of the experience we've gained over the past two years, we've scheduled the flights to respond to the needs of our clientele. The summer season in the Laurentians is beautiful and has a lot to offer to vacationers who are looking for a carefree vacation. The agreement between the Laurentians air tourism group Tourisme aérien Laurentides (TAL) and Porter makes our area more accessible to guests, and we have the destinations and tourist experiences to attract them," notes TAL president, Pierre Bertrand.

"Mont-Tremblant is now an internationally known tourist destination and a major attraction for travellers. The tourist industry in the immediate vicinity of Tremblant, and that of the Upper Laurentians, can take advantage of the resort's visibility with travellers from across Canada. We also have a marketing committee working exclusively on the promotion and positioning of the Toronto area, of our tourist products and of the airport," Mr. Bertrand adds.

Porter has provided winter seasonal service between Mont-Tremblant and Toronto since 2007. The announcement of summer service follows three successful winter seasons. This past season saw an increased winter schedule, with eight flights weekly, up from the two flights offered in the first year of service.

"Porter is building on our winter success in this market by making available new summer service between Mont-Tremblant and Toronto," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "The region is known for its transformation between seasons. Depending on the time of year, passengers can enjoy a snowy winter wonderland or some relaxing summer sunshine."

Flight schedule and booking information is available on www.flyporter.com.

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.

About the Laurentians air tourism group, Tourisme aérien Laurentides

Tourisme aérien Laurentides is an economic consortium bringing together private and public organizations of the Laurentians to put into play a development and marketing strategy in the destination markets targeted via airline transportation to Mont-Tremblant International Airport. The partner shareholders are the Ville de Mont-Tremblant, the Tremblant Resort Association (TRA), Mont-Tremblant Casino, the Centre local de développement (CLD) Laurentides and Antoine-Labelle local development centre and the Mont-Tremblant International Airport (MTIA).

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For further information: For further information: Laurentian Air Tourism: Robert Dubois, Executive Secretary, (819) 681-3373, ext. 1407, rdubois@cldlaurentides.org; Porter Airlines: Brad Cicero, Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, (416) 619-8593, brad.cicero@flyporter.com; www.flyporter.com

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