TO2015 and Porter Airlines unveil branded aircraft

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Organizing Committee for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games (TO2015) and Porter Airlines unveiled one of two Bombardier Q400 aircraft featuring colourful TO2015 sport pictograms. The pictograms combine to create a pattern that represents the TORONTO 2015 Games motto "United We Play", inspiring people to come together through sport.

The honourable David Peterson, chair of TO2015, and Saӓd Rafi, chief executive officer of TO2015 joined Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, at the unveiling in Toronto alongside PACHI, the TORONTO 2015 mascot, and Porter team members.

Porter Airlines was announced in December 2014 as the Official Canadian Airline for the Games and Signature Supporter of the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relays.

About TO2015

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport. For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.

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., Charleston, 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 Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

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For further information: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines, 416-619-8593, media@flyporter.com; Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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