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:
Sault Ste. Marie
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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
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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