Halifax leads off summer schedule today for Porter Airlines

    New Thunder Bay route, return of regular Quebec City service begin
    June 26

    TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is spreading its wings for
leisure travellers with seasonal flights to destinations such as Halifax and
Quebec City. The summer season begins today for Porter with up to five daily
flights between Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA).
Special summer festivals and shows, plus year-round attractions make all of
Porter's summer destinations exciting choices for passengers.
    Quebec City returns as a more frequent destination, with six weekly
flights to TCCA. Porter is also bringing its fresh approach to travel to
Thunder Bay. The airline's newest destination takes off with up to three daily
roundtrips. Service begins June 26, to both cities.
    Connecting flights also open up numerous travel options within Porter's
growing network. By flying through Porter's TCCA base travellers can continue
on to popular destinations such as Chicago, New York and Montreal.
    "At this time of year, we shift gears to accommodate more leisure
travellers," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.
"Adjusting the schedule to reflect summer travel patterns helps us expand our
offerings for passengers."
    TCCA's convenient downtown location provides easy access for those
looking to escape the city for some time away. Those arriving in Toronto are
only minutes from many of the city's most popular attractions.

    Porter's summer schedule highlights include:

           -  Halifax-Ottawa - up to 5 daily flights
           -  Toronto-Halifax - up to 5 daily flights
           -  Thunder Bay-Toronto - up to 3 daily flights
           -  Quebec City-Toronto - 1 daily flight (excluding Saturday)
           -  Ottawa- Toronto - up to 12 daily flights
           -  Montreal-Toronto - up to 12 daily flights
           -  New York-Toronto - up to 7 daily flights
           -  Chicago-Toronto - up to 6 daily flights

    The summer schedule runs from May 27 to Sept. 7. Detailed flight
schedules are available for booking online at www.flyporter.com, by phoning
1-888-619-8622 or through travel agents.

    About Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Quebec City, Halifax, Thunder Bay, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway). 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

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines,
(416) 619-8593

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