TORONTO, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is marking its five-year
anniversary of service to Thunder Bay, the airline's initial venture
into Northern Ontario. There is currently up to five daily roundtrip
flights between Thunder Bay and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport after
starting with a schedule of three flights.
Porter is celebrating this milestone in Thunder Bay today with a
ceremonial water cannon salute for the arrival of Flight 631 at 10 a.m.
A pair of roundtrip tickets to any Porter destination will also be
provided to a passenger on each of today's five Thunder Bay departures.
"Thunder Bay was the starting point for our now four Northern Ontario
destinations," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter
Airlines. "The response to Porter in Northern Ontario has been
overwhelming. Thunder Bay residents have really embraced our convenient
schedule, affordable fares and 'flying refined' service."
Since beginning service in 2009, Porter has carried more than 640,000
passengers to and from Thunder Bay. Billy Bishop Airport's convenient
downtown Toronto location and complimentary Porter amenities, such as
airport lounge access, beer and wine onboard, and snacks, continue to
be favourites for travellers. Connecting flights via Billy Bishop are
also popular for reaching other Porter destinations, including Ottawa,
Montreal, Boston and Washington.
"Five years of success in Thunder Bay is directly attributable to the
dedication of our team and the loyalty of our passengers," said Deluce.
"We look forward to the years to come."
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 Top 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., 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.
SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.
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