Porter Airlines adds 9th daily New York flight

TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines now offers an enhanced New York schedule, increasing to nine daily roundtrips from eight. Weekend service also improves by one daily roundtrip to six on Saturday and eight on Sunday. Flights connect Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with Newark Liberty International Airport.

Porter offers passengers a convenient schedule between Greater New York and Toronto, a simple fare structure, outstanding service, and flights to and from downtown Toronto. Toronto City Airport is one of the most convenient urban airports in the world, just minutes from downtown. Passengers can save up to two hours or more on roundtrip travel.

"Added frequency on the New York route affords both business and leisure travellers greater flexibility," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Porter offers passengers a unique travel experience that is resonating well in this market. We are confident that the increased schedule will help meet ongoing demand for one of our most popular routes."

Increased frequency also improves the number of available connecting flights to destinations such as Quebec City, Mont Tremblant, Montreal, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and Sudbury.

All Porter passengers have complimentary access to the airline's stylish, modern and comfortable lounges in Toronto and Ottawa. Features include espresso in heated cups, cold beverages, snacks, Wi-Fi access and computer workstations.

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.

SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

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

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