Porter Airlines increases Sault Ste. Marie service

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, May 17 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is adding a third daily round trip flight between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Sault Ste. Marie, beginning June 27. The route began service with two daily flights less than two weeks ago on May 4, but is already performing as one of Porter's best start-up destinations.

"Support from the community of Sault Ste. Marie has been fantastic," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We're in a position to take advantage of this early success and improve the service right away."

The third daily flight is available year-round, Sunday through Friday.

"The Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation (SSMADC) is very pleased with Porter Airlines' decision to add an additional flight per day between Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto Island," said Jerry Dolcetti, SSMADC Chair. "This increase to three flights further enhances availability of convenient scheduled flights in meeting the needs of the travelling public."

Highlights of the new schedule include:

Toronto City
departure times
Sault Ste. Marie
departure times
0910* 0655
1155 1100*
2025 1355

* Denotes new service

This additional service also improves flexibility for connections with many other Porter destinations.  Connecting markets through Toronto include Ottawa, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Halifax, Boston, Chicago and New York. Toronto City Airport is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Toronto, providing easy access to the financial and entertainment districts.

Porter is known for its affordable premium service, including complimentary in-flight wine and beer, extra legroom and relaxing departure lounges. It operates a fleet of 70-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft, featuring high cruising speed, revolutionary cabin noise-reduction technology and environmentally-friendly engines.

About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines is Canada's third-largest scheduled carrier, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.  Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, 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, Moncton, 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, S.C. 

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.


SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

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