TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines and EL AL Israel Airlines have signed an interline agreement facilitating more options for travel between Canada and Israel.
The agreement takes advantage of the airlines' joint operations at Newark Liberty International Airport's Terminal B as a connecting point between Tel Aviv and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Numerous additional Canadian destinations are accessible via Toronto City. Itineraries can be purchased immediately through EL AL at www.elal.co.il, by calling 1-800-223-6700, or contacting your travel agent. Travellers can check baggage through to their final destination.
Porter offers up to 13 daily roundtrip flights between its downtown Toronto City Airport base and Newark.
"Our frequent Newark-Toronto schedule makes this interline agreement an excellent alternative for people looking to connect with Israel and Canada," said Michael Deluce, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Porter Airlines. "We plan to provide even more interline options for customers in the coming months to extend Porter's reach around the world through our partners."
"We are very excited to introduce our new interline agreement with Porter Airlines to our Canadian passengers. This will further facilitate travel to Israel for those passengers that work or live close to the downtown core. EL AL passengers will be able to enjoy the additional choice of six weekly flights with a convenient connection via Newark, in addition to the existing flight schedule to Toronto," said Dinah Kutner, General Manager for EL AL Canada.
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 Best 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., 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.
About EL AL
EL AL Israel Airlines, Israel's national airline, established in 1948, offers more non-stop flights than any other airline to/from Israel. EL AL flies to 33 destinations from Israel and serves hundreds of other destinations throughout the world via partnerships with many other carriers. EL AL embodies Israel's values of innovation and caring and is known for its genuine Israeli hospitality.
For more information, please visit the EL AL website http://www.elal.co.il/ELAL/English/States/Canada/ or call 416-967 4222 / 1-800-361 6174.
SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.
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