Porter Airlines celebrates first anniversary

    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines marked a major milestone today
with the anniversary of its inaugural flights. Differentiated by its urban hub
at Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), Porter began flying on October 23,
2006, with flights to Ottawa. Service to Montreal began in December, followed
by Halifax in June.
    "Porter's success since our launch has been incredibly gratifying," said
Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "On behalf of the Porter
team, I'd like to extend our thanks to the tens of thousands of passengers who
have made the decision to fly Porter over the past year. Together, we have
proven that there is demand for air service from downtown Toronto and that
Porter is an attractive and preferred option for short-haul flights. We look
forward to continuing our commitment to premium service and launching new
destinations in 2008 and beyond."

    First year highlights include:

    -   Flights - 9,100
    -   Hours flown - 10,300
    -   Seat Miles flown - 180 million
    -   On-time performance - 91.7%(*)
    -   Employees - 271

    (*)From January 1, 2007

    Porter's growth continues with the extension of terminal facilities at
TCCA and delivery of six new Bombardier Q400 aircraft in 2008, bringing the
fleet total to 10. Flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., begin in December 2007, and
early next year Porter enters the U.S. market with flights to New York.
Additional planned destinations include Boston, Chicago, Washington and
    At the heart of Porter's philosophy is a desire to reintroduce
convenience, speed and seamless service to air travel. Travellers benefit from
Porter's customer-focused approach that includes a business-friendly Toronto
lounge and complimentary in-flight food and beverage service. Porter's TCCA
hub is one of the most convenient urban airports in the world and just minutes
from Toronto's financial core and most popular tourist destinations.

    About Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
and Halifax. Porter will fly to a variety of short-haul Canadian and U.S.

For further information:

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

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